Samsung usually takes its time to roll out the latest operating system — here’s all the information we have so far on its Android 10 schedule.
You might be wondering by now when — or if — your Samsung Galaxy phone will get Android 10, which was released back in early September. Scroll down to find out all the latest information on which Samsung phones will be getting updated.
Samsung Android 10 Beta
Samsung recently announced a beta programme inviting select users of the Galaxy S10 series to be the first to test out the new One UI 2.0 update on their smartphones. The beta is now open in the UK, if you’re interested in being one of the first S10 users to have a go at Android 10 and to have your say on the update, you can register within the Samsung members app now.
On October 21, Samsung revealed that it has plans to add the Galaxy Note 10 to its Android 10 beta. The company told the Korean community forum that it could look forward to downloading One UI 2.0 on the regular Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Galaxy Note 10 5G in the near future.
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Which Samsung phones will get Android 10?
Samsung generally promises its customers two major OS updates on a smartphone model before cutting that device off, meaning the chances of the Android 10 One UI overlay coming to any handset released before 2018 is somewhat slim.
Here are the Samsung phones we’re expecting to get the full Android 10 treatment in the near-ish future:
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung still hasn’t managed to roll Android 9 out onto many of its more affordable handsets so, if you’re using a less popular or significantly older Samsung handset, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for an Android 10 update anytime soon.
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When will Samsung phones get Android 10?
No official update schedule has been shared yet, so we’re still yet to know the expected roll-out date for the new operating system. But we can take hints from last year’s timetable, which kicked out with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus receiving Android 9 in December 2018 and the Galaxy Note 9 following soon afterwards in early January 2019. We’d expect a similar launch plan this time around — so your Advent calendar will serve more than one countdown this year.
What will Android 10 bring to Samsung phones?
Aside from the standard Android 10 features, Samsung is promising smaller pop-up notifications, embedded loading indicators and simplified button arrangements with the new update to minimise distractions when you’re watching content on your smartphone.
The OS will also feature new digital wellness features as well as a more advanced dark mode and a smarter lock screen to automatically adjust colours to preserve your battery and to keep your text and icons visible.
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