[Update 2: Rolling Out] Samsung confirms an Android 10 beta is coming soon to the Galaxy Note 10
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10 series. The beta program introduced all Android 10 exclusive features to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e. Additionally, the update also introduced some subtle UI changes to further streamline Samsung’s software. For instance, the caller notification and volume bar have been decreased in size so that they aren’t as intrusive. Now, Samsung has announced that the One UI 2.0 beta is coming to its Note 10 series soon.
As per a recent post on the Samsung community, the beta program will soon make its way to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. However, the company hasn’t revealed the exact timeline for the same. The program will be available for all Galaxy Note 10 users, including both carrier locked and unlocked devices. Users will be able to participate in the beta from within the Samsung Members app when it goes live. While we aren’t exactly aware of what Samsung plans to introduce in One UI 2.0 specifically for its Note 10 lineup, we do have information on a couple of features that have made their way to the Galaxy S10 series.
Other than the aforementioned UI changes, One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10 series extends the Dark mode to the home screen, ensuring users don’t have any eye fatigue while using their devices at night. This new Dark mode can adjust the brightness of images, texts, and colors on the display. The company claims that the new Dark mode will further reduce battery consumption, which is great.
The update also brings minor changes to the Smart Lock screen, which now automatically adjusts the color of the text on the lock screen. On top of that, there are some new tools for digital wellness, including the Focus mode. The Device care menu also has some new features to help you manage your digital wellbeing, along with tools to give you more control over what’s on your device.
Update 1: Android 10 Beta not coming for US carrier variants
Samsung has posted details of the One UI 2.0 Beta with Android 10 for Galaxy Note 10 series in the USA.
According to the teaser, the beta will only be available for the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. No mention has been made for the carrier variants, and so it can be presumed that a beta will not be available to try on the beta variants. Instead, we can expect to directly update to a more stable release once that begins rolling out.
Update 2: Rolling Out, For Real This Time
The One UI 2 beta for the Galaxy Note 10 was released last week, but it was actually sent out by mistake. Now, the rollout has begun for real this time. The update brings Android 10 along with November security patches and the fixes for the fingerprint scanner. It’s rolling out in Germany now and should arrive in more countries soon. If you’d like to join the beta program, you can do so through the Samsung Members app below.