[Update: Stable update rolling out] Samsung announces Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the One UI 2.0 beta program for Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e users in its home country of South Korea. Following that, the company announced the One UI 2/Android 10 beta within the Samsung Members app. However, it didn’t share when the beta would go live. While we’ve previously seen One UI 2.0 in the wild, the company has now officially announced the beginning of the One UI beta program.
The company announced the beta program in a recent Samsung Newsroom post, highlighting some of the new features and improvements included in the update. As per the post, One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 will include a couple of subtle UI changes to further streamline the design of the software. For instance, the caller notification and volume bar have been decreased in size so that they aren’t as intrusive as before. Additionally, Samsung has now extended the Dark mode to the home screen, ensuring users don’t have any eye fatigue while using their devices at night. Dark Mode can adjust the brightness of images, texts, and colors on the display, and also reduce battery consumption.
On top of that, there are some minor changes in the Smart Lock screen which now automatically adjusts the color of the text on the lock screen. There are some new tools for digital wellness, including a new Focus mode which will help you pause apps temporarily to minimize distractions. The Device care menu has also received some new features to help you manage your digital wellbeing, along with tools to give you more control over what’s on your device.
If you’re a Samsung S10 series user, you can go ahead and participate in the One UI beta program right away. Do note that participation in the program requires a Samsung account, which you can create by heading over to this website. It’s also worth noting that the program is only available for certain devices in select regions, so there’s a chance you may not receive the beta update on your phone even if you participate in the program.
Source: Samsung Newsroom
Update: Samsung rolling out One UI 2.0 update based on Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series
The One UI 2.0 update, based on Android 10, has begun rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S10 for users in Germany who had enrolled for the beta. The stable update comes with the software version G97**XXU3BSKO (depending on your phone) and includes the December 2019 security patch.
It remains to be seen which other regions begin receiving their updates. The update also appears to be restricted to participants in the Beta program.