Samsung is testing Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10
Android 10 just launched, and that means the question of “when will my phone get it!?” comes up. Samsung is usually known to be pretty slow with updates, but in the past few years they have really been getting much faster. Last year, for Android Pie, they launched a beta program in November and the official release was in January. This year, we might be seeing Samsung update their devices even faster with Android 10.
One great sign that Samsung is actually working on this update and will likely be releasing it faster is that T-Mobile already has the update in-house and is testing it themselves. This was confirmed by a T-Mobile Support page. The page says T-Mobile is testing the software and making sure it passes quality standards.
While support pages aren’t always the most accurate, we were able to independently confirm that Samsung is, in fact, working on updates. We saw the leaked build of One UI in a video not too long ago, but there is no way to confirm the accuracy of the video. What we can confirm is that Samsung is working on these updates. As of today, Samsung has tested around 11 builds of Android 10 for the Snapdragon and Exynos Galaxy S10 series phones. Samsung also has a single test build of Android 10 for the Exynos Galaxy Note 10. There are no internal test builds for the Snapdragon Galaxy Note 10, but those are likely to start soon.
Sadly, we are not able to get copies of these updates early like previous years. We do know what the build numbers are though. The latest build for the Galaxy S10+ in the US is G975USQU2CSI5. The Exynos Galaxy Note 10+ has a build number of N975FXXU1BSI5. The last 4 characters are the meaningful characters to determine Android updates. The “C/B” means Android 10, “S” means 2019, “I” means September, and “5” is their “build” number.
We are very happy to see Samsung actually taking updates seriously. While we don’t have dates for these updates to roll out, we hope it is very soon. This really would be impressive for a company who has taken over 6 months to release updates in the past. We can hopefully expect to see more information about One UI 2.0 at the Samsung Developer Conference at the end of October.