In the past, Samsung updates have lagged many months behind the official release of a new Android OS version. It took up to a year from the launch of a new Android version for your Galaxy phone to be updated. The issue stems from Samsung’s heavy customization of Android and delays due to carriers. Luckily, Samsung seems to be speeding up its release cycle a lot this year. According to a new report, Samsung will be launching an Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 this month for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series.
SamMobile reports that Samsung is already working on the One UI 2.0 beta program. We recently confirmed ourselves Samsung is testing One UI 2.0 on their current flagship devices, which includes the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 10+. All of these devices we’ve confirmed to have Android 10 builds on Samsung’s internal test bed. While we can’t access these builds yet, we can see the build numbers and interpret those into software builds. These builds could be released into a beta program at the end of the month.
One UI 2.0 actually leaked on video a few weeks ago. Samsung’s latest Android release was shown off with the new Android 10 gestures and the new privacy features. The updated Samsung Galaxy S10+ shown off in the video had a redesigned Quick Settings page. We also saw the integration with Microsoft’s Your Phone app, which is currently exclusive to the Galaxy Note 10. According to Evan Blass, Live Focus Video from the Galaxy Note 10 will be ported to the Galaxy S10 with One UI 2.0. There are probably a lot of other changes which we will have to wait to see in a few weeks.
We are all very excited about Samsung’s much faster update cycle. We love getting new updates and getting them faster from a historically slow company is a delight to see. Hopefully, Samsung can keep this pace up and deliver updates faster for its entire modern lineup, including the new Galaxy M and Galaxy A series devices.