The new year is coming, and a new version of Android is also coming. Android 10 is ready to hit the devices with the arrival of the new year, and there can’t be a better new year treat for any Android device owner. Samsung has also decided to reward its customers with the same treat, so you may receive Android 10 on your device very soon if you’re the owner of a premium Galaxy S or Galaxy Note flagship. How soon? That’s precisely what we’re going to tell you here. Let’s see:
Android 10 update for Galaxy S10 and Note 10
The latest flagship devices of Samsung launched earlier this year have already started receiving Android 10 update. Both Note 10 and S10 are receiving the update, Note 10 receiving it in the US while S10 is receiving it in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Romania. The update had already been rolled out in India, UK, Kuwait, Brazil, Greece, Netherlands, UAE, Norway and Israel earlier this month. It comes with Software Version QP1A.190711.020.G973USQU2CSKP.
Galaxy S9 and Note 9 Android 10 update
The third beta release of Android 10 for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 has already been rolling out for the last few days (version FXXU7ZSL9). It also comes with Security Patch dated January 1, so we can say that now only a stable rollout is remaining. Now, according to the schedule released by Samsung, the stable rollout will begin in January 2020 for both Galaxy S9 and Note 9. That’s not too far in the future, as this year is going to end in a week. No exact date of the rollout is known as of now, but hopefully, it won’t be too late in the New Year.
Android 10 update: Galaxy S8 and Note 8
Unfortunately, the news is not good for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners. Samsung has not revealed any update plans for these devices, which means that they won’t be updated to the latest Android 10 OS. This should not come as a surprise, because both were launched two years ago in 2017. By the time Samsung rolls out update for S9 and Note 9 they’ll be more than 2 years old actually, and in the world of smartphones, a 2 years old device is considered outdated by most standards. Nothing strange in that and Samsung is definitely not the first company to do that.
So that is the update schedule for the latest Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series flagships launched in the last 2 years. Sadly, it seems that two 2-year-old flagships aren’t on the list. Though owners of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have been left out in cold, they should not forget that their devices are still more powerful than most other flagships being used by people around the globe. In addition to that, security updates will continuously be delivered to their devices in the foreseeable future. But if you still prefer always being on the latest version of Android, you can upgrade to a new device.