Android 10, the tenth version of the Android operating system, was made official by Google at its conference for Google's I / O developers in San Francisco on May 7, and many Galaxy smartphone owners now wonder if their device will come updated to Android 10.
Samsung is still implementing Android Pie on its devices, so it will take some time before we know anything about upgrading to Android 10. Samsung will eventually tell us which devices are suitable for updating Android 10, but you can find out right away if your Galaxy is in the list.
Deepen the topic: Is my smartphone compatible with Android 10?
- 1 Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet have Android 10?
- 2 An Android 10 beta program will come sooner or later
- 3 Devices not suitable for Android 10 will still receive security updates
- 4 Hold on for more information on the Samsung Android 10 update
- 5 Samsung releases the update to Android 10 for the Galaxy S10
Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet have Android 10?
It is likely that your Galaxy smartphone or tablet receives Android 10 if it is running on Android 8.0 Oreo right now. This is because Samsung offers two major updates of the Android operating system on most of its devices, which means that any Galaxy phone or tablet launched with Android 7.0 Nougat or earlier will " not receive" Android 10.
This places the flagships like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 on the podium of those who with a high percentage will not receive Android 10, even though they might be able to run Android 10. The same goes for any Galaxy device launched before 2018 since only last year Samsung started to release phones with Android Oreo.
If your phone is not updated to Android 10 you can always update it using a custom ROM, in this article you will find some information.
Have I been clear so far? So, which Galaxy devices will get upgraded to Android 10? Here is a preliminary list:
- Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Note 10/10 + / 10 + 5G
- Galaxy S10e / S10 / S10 +
- Galaxy S9 / S9 +
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Galaxy A7 (2018)
- Galaxy A6 (2018) / A6 + (2018)
- Galaxy A8s / Galaxy A9 Pro (2019)
- Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A80
- Galaxy A70
- Galaxy A60
- Galaxy A50
- Galaxy A50s
- Galaxy A40s
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A30s
- Galaxy A30
- Galaxy A20s
- Galaxy A20
- Galaxy A20e
- Galaxy A10s
- Galaxy A10
- Galaxy A10e
- Galaxy A8 Star
- Galaxy J6 / J6 +
- Galaxy J8 / J8 +
- Galaxy M10
- Galaxy M10s
- Galaxy M20
- Galaxy M30
- Galaxy M30s
- Galaxy M40
- Galaxy Tab S4
- Galaxy Tab S5e
- Galaxy Tab S6
- Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)
- Galaxy Xcover 4s
The above list is based on the traditional Samsung update policy and the official list of the company's suitable devices may be different, although I think that in the end these devices will all be updated to Android 10.
It takes some more time before the official list is published, so the best way to ascertain the suitability of your Galaxy 10 phone right now is to find out which Android version you have installed on your phone.
An Android 10 beta program will come sooner or later
Samsung should launch a beta program that allows users in some countries to test Android 10 before the official release of the stable version.
Samsung has run the Android Pie beta program on some devices and we should see something similar even with the Android 10 beta program.
Devices not suitable for Android 10 will still receive security updates
Even if your Galaxy smartphone or tablet is not updated to Android 10, it will continue to receive security updates, provided it is no older than three years.
Some devices that were launched more than three years ago still receive security updates from time to time; most of them will receive these updates only when necessary, but some - like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy A5 (2016) - will also receive them for the fourth year.
Hold on for more information on the Samsung Android 10 update
The Samsung One UI 2.0 beta program has started for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series. Two beta versions have been released until the company makes further improvements to the software before its official release.
The beta program is a good indication that it won't be long before Samsung starts launching the official update of Android 10 for its flagship devices.
Samsung releases the update to Android 10 for the Galaxy S10
Samsung released the update to Android 10 for Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + on November 28, 2019. Germany was the first nation to receive it. The firmware became immediately available for download on Sammobile.