Samsung’s Android 10 update with One UI 2.0 may have just leaked
In a startling turn of events, an 11-minute video of Android 10 “Queen Cake” running on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has leaked out today. This video comes from Brazilian YouTuber Dudu Rocha. He goes over some basic changes in One UI 2.0 on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and how it compares to One UI 1.0 on the Samsung Galaxy S9+. While I’m not 100% sure this is legitimate, the SecurityLogAgent notification I spotted is a tell-tale sign that a non-official binary is being run on the device. This along with a few build numbers I saw makes me think this is legitimate, but I can’t be sure until Samsung officially announces the update.
One of the first changes that Dudu shows off in the video is the new gesture navigation. These are the new gestures that Google introduced in Android 10. It has both the back button gesture triggered by swiping from the left or right sides and the swipe up to go home gesture. While I am personally not a fan of this gesture design, it is good to see some consistency between Android devices. This is something that has been lacking in the past.
The next new feature he showed off is the new Quick Settings tiles. Samsung seems to be keeping the One UI aesthetic with its new update. This time, Samsung is extending it to take up the entire screen. It seems like they are moving the clock up and just trying to use the whole screen. This is both good and bad, in my view. On the one hand, this takes away from the one-handed approach Samsung pushed with One UI, but on the other hand, it is also making use of all the screen real estate they have in devices getting as large as 6.8-inches. The new media bar that Samsung added in the Galaxy Note 10 can also be found here.
Next, are the new security settings. This is called “Local” and above that the “Privacy” section. These are the new Android privacy features Samsung added in Android 10. While he didn’t check out these options, it’s likely the new features allow more control over your permissions and location settings. These are currently in most Android 10 devices, so this isn’t Samsung-specific.
Galaxy Note 10 Features
A few other things that I noticed while he was showing off the display are actually some Galaxy Note 10 features that Samsung seems to be bringing to the Galaxy S10 in this update. In the Quick Settings, you can actually see an option for Link to Windows, one of the new Microsoft and Samsung-made exclusive features the two companies collaborated on. While swiping, you can also very briefly see that Samsung brought the native screen recorder over to the Galaxy S10 as well. Without a full hands-on, we don’t know every feature Samsung has brought to older devices, but hopefully, they brought back a bit more than that.
Is this real?
One of the reasons I believe this is a legitimate build of Android 10 with One UI 2.0 is actually a notification shown in his notification settings. I have used lots of Samsung developer builds back when the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 builds leaked online. Something that all of those builds had in common was a notification from “SecurityLogAgent.” It would always pop up and couldn’t be disabled. The build he is running has that notification, too. Sure, this could be faked, but this is a small detail that I think anyone not in-the-know might have glossed over. Thus, I think this is the real deal.
While he doesn’t provide the download to this internal developer build, I’m very excited to try it out when Samsung launches the beta program. I think it’s safe to say this beta will be announced during the next Samsung Developer Conference. This should happen at the end of October up in San Fransico. Last years event is where the first One UI beta program was announced. Check out Dudu’s full video below if you want to see him narrate the differences, though be warned it’s all in Portuguese.