TCL 10 Pro and 10L will get Android 11 and two years of security updates

Vlad, 22 May 2020

Back in April TCL made the 10 Pro and 10L official, and they went on sale earlier this month. These are the two Android smartphones that the company is primarily using to make a name for itself outside of China. While TCL has made a lot of Alcatel and BlackBerry branded handsets over the years, few people in the Western world know about it in this respect.

Neither the 10 Pro nor the 10L are proper flagship devices, instead TCL is apparently emulating HMD Global's initial strategy with the revived Nokia brand - go after the mid-range first. Though nowadays even in that price segment, software updates are important.

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With that in mind, you may want to know that TCL is promising at least one major Android upgrade for the 10 Pro and 10L, along with security updates every two months for two years. This means the phones will at some point run Android 11, although the company isn't making any promises with regard to how long it will take it to issue that update.

And of course the "at least" wording might make you hopeful that a second Android update could arrive too (aka Android 12), but you probably shouldn't hold your breath. However, TCL deserves to be praised for being straightforward about its plans in this area.


To learn more about the TCL 10 Pro and 10L, don't miss our hands-on review.



Reader comments

  • James B
  • 14 Jun 2022
  • pLi

Owner of the TCL 10 pro. Touted as having a superior screen that will run Netflix etc in HDR but phone lost its widevine L1 certificate a few months after use so it's useless for watching streaming content. TCL customer services are absolutely u...

All of these comments are so strange to me. Bought my tcl 10l more than half a year ago.In portugal (europe, if you´re wandering!". Never had a problem. ever. 6gbs of ram running smoothly. never even crashed. ever. never needed a reboot, e...

  • tony
  • 27 Feb 2022
  • 4S4

I also called TCL about the 10L they know there is a problem and dont know when or if it will be fixed for navigation

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