Samsung have launched the Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta, or ‘OneUI 2.0’ in select regions.They have currently launched the beta in Germany but the US and South Korea are sure to follow. The beta includes features such as Google’s new gesture based navigation feature, a redesigned camera UI, and a built-in screen recorder.
It is currently only available in Germany, but more countries are likely to follow soon. It isn’t a massive software update, not as big as Android Pie/OneUI 1.0 was.
To sign up for the beta, sign up through the notice in the Samsung Members app and then check for updates. Be aware that the update may take a little while to show up in Settings.
Not all of these devices are guaranteed to receive Android 10, but these are all the devices which have a chance of getting it, as well as those ones definitely getting it.
- Galaxy Note10 5G/Note10+/Note10 (definitely)
- Galaxy S10 5G/S10+/S10/S10e (definitely)
- Galaxy Note9 (definitely)
- Galaxy S9+/S9 (definitely)
- Galaxy A90 5G (definitely)
- Galaxy A80 (definitely)
- Galaxy A70 (definitely)
- Galaxy A60 (very likely)
- Galaxy A50 (very likely)
- Galaxy A40 (very likely)
- Galaxy A30 (likely)
- Galaxy A20/A20e (likely)
- Galaxy A10/A10e (likely)
- Galaxy A9 Pro/A9 (very likely)
- Galaxy A7 2018 (likely)
- Galaxy J8 (possibly)
- Galaxy J6 (possibly)
I can’t confirm for definite, but it would make sense for all these devices to get Android 10 at some point during 2020. Please note the absence of the Galaxy S8+/S8, Note8, and the Galaxy A8+/A8 (2018). The Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8 launched on Android 7.x Nougat and received two major OS updates to Oreo and Pie over the years after it was released. Two major OS updates is Samsung’s current policy on software updates and it doesn’t look likely to change soon.
As for the Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018), despite being 2018 models, they actually launched at the end of 2017 running Android 7.1 Nougat, and have received their two major OS updates to Android Oreo and Pie. So Android 10 doesn’t look likely for them either. Chances are some people will complain about this being unfair because they think the A8 and A8+ 2018 should’ve launched with Oreo instead of Nougat, because earlier this year people were angry with Samsung for not releasing Pie for the Galaxy A5 (2017) because the device, also released at the end of the year before, ran Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow instead of Nougat. People even made petitions about it.
As for the J-series devices that launched on Android 8.0 Oreo (none launched on Pie), it is possible that they could receive Android 10 as their second and final major OS update, but Samsung merged the Galaxy J with the A series earlier this year and various cheaper A series phones (such as the A10 and A40) replaced various J series phones so surely Samsung would want to be putting people off buying older Galaxy J phones now by limiting software support. But I’m not entirely sure.
What Samsung device are you using and do you reckon it will get updated to Android 10 or not? Tell me down in the comments below.