Android 10 is here, and everyone (except for Pixel/Essential owners) want to know when will they get it. OnePlus and Nokia users can expect it in the coming months while Samsung fans have to wait a bit longer. The Korean telecommunications giant has done a commendable job of reducing the wait time for major software upgrades, and things are looking even better this time around. Samsung is reportedly testing Android 10 for their S10 and Note10 series of devices, according to a T-Mobile Support page.
XDA Developers was able to confirm this news via their sources. According to them, 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. The builds aren't public yet, but we can expect them to get 'leaked' in the coming weeks. The latest build for the Snapdragon Galaxy S10+ in the US is G975USQU2CSI5 while the Exynos Galaxy Note 10+ has a build number of N975FXXU1BSI5.
Samsung's Android 10 update will be based on OneUI 2.0. There are some changes to the quick settings panel where the clock is made smaller and returns to the status bar area. The date also appears smaller and is a tad lower than earlier. The move allows for more tiles to be shown on screen. Another significant change is the addition of Google's new gesture navigation. There are also new security settings under the “Local” tab above that the “Privacy” section. These are the latest Android privacy features Samsung added in Android 10. Lastly, older devices are expected to get support for the Windows DeX app with OneUI 2.0.
If the software is being tested at this moment, we can expect a final release to hit the airwaves sometime in November, at the latest. That will, of course, vary based on factors such as location, carrier, and the likes. I'm sure a lot of users will be happy to get their hands on it before the year ends.