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Samsung Android 10 update: One UI 2 beta now available for Note 10 and Note 10+, Beta 2 for S10e, S10, and S10+

Google released the Android 10 update on the 3rd of September but what about your Samsung Galaxy device? Will it receive Android 10? If yes, then when will the Samsung’s Android 10 update come out? And what is One UI 2? Well, let’s get you some answers based on our past experience with Samsung Android OS updates. Note that Samsung hasn’t revealed its official Android 10 roadmap, but we’ll update this page when we get the details.

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November 08, 2019: Having already rolled out the update in India and South Korea, Samsung has released the third One UI 2 update for unlocked Galaxy S10 devices in the United States. The update carries software version ZSK3 — G970U1UEU2ZSK3 for S10e, G973U1UEU2ZSK3 for S10, and G975U1UEU2ZSK3 for S10 Plus — and brings a host of bug fixes and stability improvements.

November 08, 2019: Samsung has started rolling out One UI 2 beta for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus in India. Carrying software version ZSK4 — N970FXXU1ZSK4 for Note 10 and N970FXXU1ZSK4 for Note 10 Plus —the OTA allows Indian Note 10 users to kick off the beta program straight from the latest version itself, making sure they aren’t lagging behind other regions. Apart from the Android 10-based One UI 2, the update also brings the November 2019 security patch.

November 07, 2019: As per Sammobile, Samsung is on the verge of announcing One UI 2 beta program for the 2018-make Galaxy Note 9. As per their sources, the first beta rollout could carry software version N960FXXU4ZSK2 and could make its way to devices in the coming weeks.

November 07, 2019: After rolling out the second One UI 2 beta update for the Galaxy S10 5G in South Korea, Samsung has released an identical update for the LTE S10 devices in India. The update, which carries software version ZSK3, squashes a host of reported bugs while stabilizing some of the apps in the process.

November 06, 2019: The second version of One UI 2 beta is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in South Korea. The update, which carries software version G977NKSU2ZSK3, brings a bunch of refinements and general bug fixes. Size of the package is 553MB.

November 02, 2019: As we all know, Samsung is desperate to improve upon its Android rollout record, release Google’s latest, Android 10, as early as possible. And now, as things stand, they could very well hit the mark with time to spare. As per latest reports, all models ((F/U/U1/W/etc.) of the Galaxy S10 family have been cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance to receive the latest, stable version of Android 10. We expect it to hit the shelves by the end of November.

October 25, 2019: Samsung is rolling out the One UI 2 beta update with Android 10 OS for the Note 10 and Note 10+ users in Europe, as confirmed by the Reddit users here. The Note 10’s Android 10 update arrives as build ZSJF and also brings along November 2019 security patch.

RelatedOne UI 2 features

Update 21, 2019: Earlier, a Samsung customer care representative claimed that the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus would get One UI 2 beta on October 21st. Now, another representative has clarified that the update has been delayed for some unexpected reasons and won’t come out until October 24th.

Update [October 12, 2019]: Samsung’s first Android 10 update is now released, and it’s the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e users in Korea who get it first. Dubbed One UI 2, the Android 10 beta update is expected to be made available for the users in the US and Germany from October 14th.

Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta

Update [October 11, 2019]: A video showing the Galaxy Note 9 running Android 10 update has leaked out on YouTube. It looks like someone got their hands on the internal Android 10 build for the Note 9 and that’s what we are seeing in the video.

Update [October 09, 2019]: If you were wondering when the Android 10 beta will become available in the US, well, Samsung’s US arm has got you covered. It announced today that the S10, S10e and S10+ at Sprint and T-Mobile, along with US Unlocked variant, will be eligible for the Android 10 beta update under the One UI 2 beta program soon. Not only that, they have also announced the Android 10 update for Europe too.

S10 One UI 2 beta T-Mobile and Sprint

October 08, 2019: Samsung has announced the Android 10 beta update for the Galaxy S10 users in Korea. It will be called One UI 2 OS update and is marked as ‘coming soon’ for the S10, S10+ and S10e users in Korea, who will be able to join the beta program in the next few days. One UI 2 for S10 5G will be announced later, Samsung says, while there is no mention of when it will come out for the US, Europe or anywhere else.

One UI 2 for Galaxy S10

September 18, 2019: Latest rumor has it that Samsung will release the Android 10 beta (One UI 2) for the S10 and Note 10 handsets in the US by end of September, and in ear-October in Europe/Asia. Yay! We really hoped Samsung would do it, and it looks they will. Given the previous rumors about Android 10 under testing at Samsung quarters, this is not very surprising, although still every bit pleasing.

Earlier, T-Mobile had announced the Android 10 update was under testing with them, meaning Samsung has given them a finished build for testing, which caused much joy to this particular scribbler but it turns out, they made a typo. The support team at T-Mobile updated their support pages for Note and S10 a few days later to change the under-process status from ‘testing’ to ‘Development.’ Sure, it got the mood down, but, it’s still better than last year, nearly a month or two earlier than when they marked Galaxy S9’s Android Pie update.

August 23, 2019: It seems someone has got his hands already on an early build of Android 10 One UI 2 update on the Galaxy S10 Plus. Check out the video below to see the One UI 2 in action. In the video, you can One UI 2 will bring new gestures, new Quick Setting panel UI, new permissions, and some small features like Link to Windows, screen recorder, and more.


We are sure you have burning questions like when will Samsung release it Android 10 update, will it be One UI 2, when will your Samsung Galaxy device get it, when does the beta program begin, etc. Well, let’s get to all of them below.

Samsung Android 10 Release Date

  • Galaxy S10 series, S9 series, Note 10 series, and Note 9 will be the first Samsung devices to get Android 10
  • All Samsung devices released with Android Pie would also get Android 10
  • Galaxy S8 series, S7 series, and Note 8 won’t get Android 10
  • September release of Android 10 beta rumored

As already noted, Samsung hasn’t published any official plans regarding Android 10 updates. But we’ve been here before with updates to Android Pie, Oreo, Nougat, and others before them, which is why we can easily list some of the Samsung devices we expect to receive Android 10 based on our own experience.

Just so you know, your Samsung Galaxy device will likely receive an update to Android 10 if it came preinstalled with Android Oreo. If it has Android Pie preinstalled, rest assured it will be upgraded to Android 10.

If you have a Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 10, Note 10 Plus, or Note 9, you can be sure to receive Android 10 update for Samsung within Q1 2020. Check out the relevant device section below for more info.

Samsung Android 10 Device List

Below is a list of Samsung Galaxy devices we think will receive the Android 10 update and the expected availability of the OS.

Samsung Galaxy Device ListExpected release date
(Unconfirmed)
Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+November 2020
(Android 10 beta released in Korea)
Galaxy S10 5GDecember 2020
Galaxy S9 and S9+December 2020
Galaxy S8 and S8+Not eligible
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 PlusNovember 2020
(Android 10 beta released on October 25)
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5GDecember 2020
Galaxy Note 9December 2020
Galaxy Note 8Not eligible
Galaxy Fold, Fold 5GQ1 2020
Galaxy A90 5GFebruary 2020
Galaxy A80March 2020
Galaxy A70March 2020
Galaxy A60April 2020
Galaxy A50sFebruary 2020
Galaxy A50April 2020
Galaxy A40April 2020
Galaxy A30sFebruary 2020
Galaxy A30April 2020
Galaxy A20April 2020
Galaxy A20eApril 2020
Galaxy A10, A10e, A10sApril 2020
Galaxy A9 2018March-April 2020
Galaxy A7 2018May-June 2020
Galaxy A6 and A6+May-June 2020
Galaxy J8May-June 2020
Galaxy J6 and J6+May-June 2020
Galaxy M40April 2020
Galaxy M30sFebruary 2020
Galaxy M30April 2020
Galaxy M20April 2020
Galaxy M10sFebruary 2020
Galaxy M10May 2020
Galaxy Tab S6Q1 2020
Galaxy Tab S5eQ1 2020
Galaxy Tab S4Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 10.1 2019Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab Active ProQ2 2020

You’ve probably noticed the obvious omission of devices like Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Note 8. Well, these devices are past their Android OS support window of two years. They’ve been updated to newer versions of Android on two occasions and unlike Google and OnePlus, Samsung devices only receive two major OS upgrades.

So, if your Samsung device came pre-installed with Android Nougat or older, you don’t stand a chance of receiving Android 10. In other words, if your Galaxy device has lived long enough to receive two major OS upgrades, don’t expect a third version.

Samsung Galaxy S10 update

What is Samsung’s beta program

  • Samsung tests the update under a beta program before releasing it to the public
  • Galaxy S10 sets will be the first devices under the Android 10 beta program
  • Users of S10 sets in the US and Asia/Europe will be eligible for the Android 10 beta program

Android 10 officially arrived on May 7 at the Google I/O 2019, becoming the first in the software’s history to support more than 20 devices in the beta program. Even so, none of the non-Google devices included in the program has a Samsung name on it, which is a disappointment from the world’s leading smartphone vendor.

This, however, doesn’t mean Samsung devices won’t be upgraded to Android 10, only that the OS will arrive probably months after the current beta testing devices receive the stable version.

Despite missing out on the early Android 10 beta program, we still expect Samsung to announce its own beta program at some point this year. Last year’s Pie beta program took into account owners of the then flagship phones, Galaxy S9 and S9+. Similarly, we expect the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to be eligible for the Q beta testing program when it begins.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Note 10 5G

  • Beta program for Note 10 devices launched in India with software version ZSK4

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G

  • The third version of One UI 2 beta now available for S10 5G and regular S10 — version ZSK3
  • Android 10 beta is rolling out for S10, S10+, and S10e users in Korea, coming soon to the US and Germany
  • Samsung has announced the Android 10 update for S10, S10+, and S10e (5G edition to get it later)
  • Android 10 leaked out as build ZSJ6 for a few users
  • Stable Android 10 update should come out in November (December for S10 5G)

Update [October 12, 2019]: The Android 10 update for Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e handsets is now live in Korea, available under the One UI 2 beta program.

Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta

Update [October 11, 2019]: Samsung has announced the Android 10 update for the S10, S10+, and S10e in Europe and the US (for T-Mobile, Sprint and unlocked sets). It was scheduled for rollout on October 10th, but that didn’t happen obviously with reports indicating that identification of an issue caused Samsung to not proceed with the rollout. However, it did leak out for a few Galaxy S10 users in Europe as build ZSJ6, and looks set for release for the people who join the beta program in the next few days.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update should arrive in February 2020

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will receive an OS upgrade for the second and last time with Android 10. Like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that got their second OS upgrade (to Pie) in February, the S9 pair should also receive updates to Q in February 2020.

Related: Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus update timeline

Galaxy S8 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and S8 Active

  • None is eligible for Android 10 update

The update to Android 9 Pie is the second and last Android OS upgrade for the Galaxy S8 family of phones. This means no official update to Android 10, but there should be several custom ROMs that will bring Q to at least the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Active

  • None is eligible for Android 10 update

None of these three will receive an official update to Android 10. Their last major OS upgrade brought Android Oreo and the only hope of receiving Q is through custom ROMs.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10

  • One UI 2 beta based on Android 10 released in Europe [Oct 25]
  • Stable Android 10 update is expected in November-early December
  • Note 10 5G may get the about after a month of release for non-5G variant

Update [October 25, 2019]: One UI 2 beta released for the Note 10 handsets in Europe. It should be rolling out for the users in the US pretty soon.

Update [October 11, 2019]: While Samsung has made the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 sets official, they have left out the Note 10 sets for now. However, this could change in a few weeks as rumors have it that Note 10 will get One UI 2 beta based on Android 10 on October 21. Surprisingly enough though, the Android 10 update has leaked out for the Note 9 already.

Based on the One UI 2 announcement for the S10, we think that only the T-Mobile, Sprint and unlocked handsets in the US will be eligible for the Android 10 beta.

Related: Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus update timeline

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Official rollout should begin in December 2020
  • One UI 2 beta program not announced yet
  • Android 10 has been leaked, though

Update [October 11, 2019]: A YouTube video has appeared showing the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 9 in action. While Samsung hasn’t announced the Android 10 update for Note 9 yet, the video leak shows that the development of the update is going good.

The Galaxy Note 8 received its second Android OS update to Pie in February. Likewise, the Galaxy Note 9 should receive its second OS upgrade to Android 10 in February 2020. That was an easy guess huh!

Related: Galaxy Note 9 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

There won’t be an official Android 10 update from Samsung for the Galaxy Note 8. The device’s update to Pie was its second and last major OS upgrade. At the moment, we can’t promise anything from the Android developer community as well, which is rather unfortunate for such a powerful device.

Related: Galaxy Note 8 software update news

Galaxy A80 Android Q update

Samsung Galaxy A80

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS should be released in Mar-Apr 2020

The Galaxy A80 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box, which makes it eligible for an update to Android 10. Since we expect Samsung to be done with updating the high-end Galaxy S and Note devices to Q by February 2020, the next in line is the Galaxy A series led by the Galaxy A80, probably in March or April 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A70

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Mar-Apr 2020

Like the A80, the Galaxy A70 has Pie preinstalled and thus eligible for Android 10. The first A70 units should receive the update to Android 10 in March 2020 with a wider rollout to follow in April 2020.

Galaxy A60 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy A60

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Mar-Apr 2020

Samsung is expected to upgrade the Galaxy A60 to Android 10 earliest in March 2020. This will be the first major Android OS upgrade for the device, but more people/regions should begin seeing it in early Q2 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A50

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The stable OTA expected in Mar-Apr 2020

The Galaxy A50 is eligible for Android 10 update. The phone has Android Pie preinstalled and considering that it’s among the premium offerings in the new Galaxy A series, its likely to join the A60, A70, and A80 in receiving the Android 10 update in March or April 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A40

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Update expected in April 2020

The Galaxy A40 has Android Pie preinstalled, meaning an update to Android 10 is guaranteed. As for when the rollout will begin, we think expecting it somewhere in April 2020 is a realistic move, but with staged updates, some regions will have to wait until May 2020 before Q arrives on all A40 units.

Samsung Galaxy A30

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Stable Q should arrive in April 2020

Samsung Galaxy A30 is eligible for an update to Android 10. The device should begin receiving the OS somewhere in April 2020, unless Samsung says otherwise.

Samsung Galaxy A20 and A20e

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • Expect the OS to arrive in May 2020

The Galaxy A20 and A20e are on the lower end of the new Galaxy A series, so expect the pair to be among the last to receive the update to Android 10 in this family. This should be somewhere in May or probably June 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A10 and A10e

  • Both will be upgraded to Android 10
  • The update should arrive in June-July 2020

The Galaxy A10 and A10e are at the tail end of the Galaxy A series, but this doesn’t exclude them from Android 10 eligibility. The two will also get Q, but they are likely to wait until June or probably July 2020 before the OS arrives.

Galaxy A9 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS could arrive in Q2 2020

The Galaxy A9 2018 is eligible for a second Android OS upgrade that will install Android 10. The update, however, could arrive in Q2 2020 the earliest in April or May.

Related: Galaxy A9 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and A8+ 2018

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

The Galaxy A8 2018 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 have received two major OS upgrades following their debut with Android Nougat. That said, the duo isn’t eligible for an update to Android 10, at least officially. For now, we can’t say whether Q-based custom ROMs will be available for these two, but we hope so.

Related: Galaxy A8 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout to begin in Q2 2020

Samsung will upgrade the Galaxy A7 2018 to Android 10 OS, but this could wait until somewhere in Q2 2020 since it will be the second major OS upgrade, which is usually not hurried.

Related: Galaxy A7 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS may arrive in Q2 2020

The Galaxy A6 and A6+ got their first Android OS upgrade to Android 9 Pie and they are still eligible for a second OS upgrade to Android 10. The update is expected to arrive in Q2 2020, probably around May or June 2020.

Related: Galaxy A6 software update news

Galaxy M40 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy M40

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS could arrive in Q2 2020

The first of its kind, the Galaxy M40 is expected to be upgraded to Android 10 in Q2 2020, probably in April or May. This will be its first major OS upgrade and hopefully not the only one.

Galaxy M30 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy M30

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Q2 2020

The Galaxy M30 has Android Oreo preinstalled, but it already got an update to Android Pie. We don’t know for sure, but we want to believe the M30 will get two major OS upgrades, Android 10 being the second and last one.

Samsung Galaxy M20

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update could be released in Q3 2020

Since the update to Android 10 will be it’s second, the Galaxy M20 is unlikely to be rushed into the new OS. If anything, the earliest the OS could arrive on the device is late Q2 or in Q3 2020.

Samsung Galaxy M10

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS may arrive in Q3 3020

The Galaxy M10 already got one major Android OS upgrade that installed Android Pie. We expect that Samsung will provide a second OS upgrade to the device at some point, but the wait could go all the way to late Q2 or somewhere in Q3 2020. For now, we can’t say for sure.

Samsung Galaxy J8

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update may arrive in Q2 2020

Samsung Galaxy J8 has received the first update to Android 9 Pie and is expected to receive a second OS upgrade to Android 10 when the stable version arrives, probably somewhere in May or June 2020.

Related: Galaxy J8 software update news

Samsung Galaxy J6 and J6+

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Q2 2020

Both the Galaxy J6 and J6+ have already received their first OS upgrade to Android Pie. From the look of things, Samsung could provide a second major OS upgrade to Android 10 for these two handsets, but the wait for its arrival could go all the way to late Q2 2020.

Related: Galaxy J6 software update news

Samsung Galaxy J4 and J4+

  • Both should receive the update to Android 10
  • The rollout may begin in Q3 2020

Both the Galaxy J4 and J4+ come preinstalled with Android Oreo and have already received their treats to Android Pie. Although not certain, we believe the J4 pair will also get a second major OS upgrade to Android 10, but probably in Q3 2020.

Related: Galaxy J4 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android Q

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update could be released in March 2020

The Galaxy Tab S5e has the new One UI installed on top of Android Pie. This combo gives it a direct ticket to Android 10, which should arrive somewhere in March 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS may arrive in Q2 2020

The update to Android 10 will be the second major OS upgrade for the Tab S4. That said, Samsung won’t be in any major hurry to update it ahead of newer its counterparts, which could delay the rollout to somewhere in April or May 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab S4 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

The Galaxy Tab S3 came preinstalled with Android Nougat and the update to Android 9 Pie is the second and final OS it will receive. This means no official upgrade to Q for the Tab S3, but it should continue receiving monthly security patches for at least a year or so.

Related: Galaxy Tab S3 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout could begin in Apr-May 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 has Android 9 Pie preinstalled, which guarantees it an update to Android 10. As for when the OS will arrive, we think around April or May 2020 could be the possible release date.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

  • Eligible for Android 10
  • The update may arrive in Q3 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a 2018 slate that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The update to Pie is the first major OS upgrade for the tablet and we expect that an update to Android 10 is also being lined up for a future release, probably in Q2 or Q3 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 2019

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update may arrive in Q2 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 8 2019 is eligible for an update to Android 10 thanks to the fact that it has Android Pie out of the box. As for when the OS will be released, it’s likely to show up in Q2 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Note: We will continuously update this post with new/official information as and when received.


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