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Here's when to expect stable Android 10 for your Samsung phone (Update: Indian, UK plans)
Update, November 29 2019 (3AM ET): Samsung Israel published an Android 10 roadmap earlier this week, and it looks like Samsung is pushing out this roadmap in the UK and India too.
Samsung Android 10 Update Schedule for India @SamsungIndia @SamMobiles @verge @AndroidAuth pic.twitter.com/Ron8YbUOxm— Ravi Lakra (@iamRaviLakra) November 28, 2019
In terms of flagships, the Indian and UK roadmaps show that all the 2018 and 2019 flagships will get updated to Android 10-based One UI 2.0 in January 2020. This differs from the Israeli roadmap, which shows that the Galaxy S9 series will only get the update in April 2020, while the other 2018 and 2019 flagships get it in January.
The Indian roadmap also gives us update details regarding the Galaxy M series, noting that the Galaxy M20 and M30 will receive the Android 10 update in January 2020. Other M-series phones slated to get the update are the Galaxy M40 (March 2020), Galaxy M30s (April 2020), and Galaxy M10s (May 2020).
Original article, November 27 2019 (4:59AM ET): Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices have been getting One UI 2.0 beta for weeks now. Even the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices are now receiving the Android 10-based beta update. However, if you were hoping for stable Android 10 on your Galaxy phones by the end of 2019, you might have to wait a bit longer.
Samsung Israel has released an Android 10 update roadmap on the Samsung Members app in the country (h/t SamMobile). If the update timeline is to be believed, none of Samsung’s smartphones will get the stable Android 10 update till 2020.
Android 10 update for Galaxy S10, Note 10, S9, and Note 9
As per Samsung Israel, the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 will get the stable Android 10 update in January 2020. Given the pace of the One UI 2.0 beta updates on the S10 and Note 10, one would expect them to be updated by December. Even Google has previously said that Samsung has committed to updating its devices to Android 10 by the end of the year. While Samsung Israel’s timeline suggests otherwise, the rollout could be phased and vary by country.
Samsung generally pushes out major Android updates in different markets at different times. So it’s quite possible for the company to update the Note 10 and S10 series ahead of this schedule.
As for the S9 and Note 9, there’s a huge gap in the mentioned Android 10 release. While the Note 9 is scheduled to get the update in January 2020, S9 users might have to wait all the way till April 2020. The One UI 2.0 beta program for the Note 9 kicked off before the S9, but that still doesn’t explain the huge time difference for the stable release.
Android 10 update for Galaxy A series
Besides the flagships, Samsung Israel has also revealed the update timeline for some A-series smartphones. The company will release the Android 10 update for the Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A50, and the Galaxy A70 in April, 2020. The rollout for the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30s, and the Galaxy A10s will happen in May next year.
Android 10 update for Galaxy Tabs
As per the schedule, the Galaxy Tab S6 is set to be upgraded to Android 10 in April, 2020. This will be followed by the Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 in July next year.
Once again, it’s important to note that this update roadmap might vary in different regions. We will keep you posted as and when we hear more about the stable Android 10 update on Samsung devices. Until then, you can keep an eye on our Android 10 update hub for the all the devices getting Google’s latest OS.