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Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners might have to wait a while for Android 11

Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 2 owners could also face a delay.

Published onNovember 17, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S10 screen standing
  • Samsung has delayed the One UI 3.0 beta for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 users, possibly delaying the Android 11 release.
  • Battery drain and stability appear to be to blame.
  • Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 2 users also face delays.

You might not get Android 11 on your Samsung phone as quickly as you’d like. As TizenHelp reports (via Android Central), Samsung has delayed the One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 family, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Z Fold 2.

A Samsung operation manager asked users to “wait a little” after the company encountered problems with the Android 11 release on the Galaxy Note 10 in a limited South Korean test. It didn’t outline what those problems were, but Samsung Community members have complained of severe battery drain and app crashes.

See also: The best 2019 phones still worth buying in 2020

The company didn’t say when it expected to provide the Android 11 beta to the Galaxy S10 and other affected models. We’ve asked Samsung for comment. While the fixed version could arrive quickly, a significant delay could affect the finished version’s availability on affected phones.

One UI 3.0 brings a host of small but tangible improvements, including for the lock screen, web browser and camera performance. Some features stem directly from Android 11, such as a section for conversations when you expand the notification shade.

Not every phone expected to get the new software will necessarily see the beta. AC noted that Samsung still hasn’t mentioned a One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 FE, and there’s a chance you might not see one. Still, it’s not entirely reassuring that people with 2019-era flagship phones (or 2020 foldables) might get their first taste of Android 11 later than many of their peers.

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