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Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet get the Android Q update?

Android Q, the tenth major version of Android, was made official by Google at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco on May 7, and many Galaxy smartphone owners will now be wondering if their device will be updated to Android Q. Samsung is still rolling out Android Pie to its devices, so it’s going to be some time before we get any word on the Android Q update. Samsung will eventually be telling us what devices are eligible for the Android Q update, but you can find out right away if your Galaxy will be on the list.

Will my Galaxy smartphone or tablet get Android Q?

Your Galaxy smartphone or tablet is likely to get Android Q if it came with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. That’s because Samsung offers two major Android OS updates to most of its devices, which means that any Galaxy phone or tablet that was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat or earlier will not be eligible to receive Android Q. That puts flagships like the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 out of the running, even though they may be fully capable of running Android Q. The same goes for any Galaxy device launched before 2018, as it was only last year that Samsung started releasing phones with Android Oreo out of the box.

So what Galaxy devices can we expect to get Android Q? Here’s a preliminary list:

The list above is based on Samsung’s traditional update policy, and the company’s official list of eligible devices may turn out to be different. It will be a few months before that official list comes out, though, so the best way to ascertain your Galaxy phone’s Android Q eligibility right now is by checking the version of Android it ran out of the box.

An Android Q beta program will come at some point

Samsung should eventually launch a beta program allowing users in some countries to test Android Q before the official stable release. Samsung ran the Android Pie beta program for quite a few devices, and we should see something similar with the Android Q beta program. And that beta program will hopefully come soon, as competing manufacturers are going to be allowing their consumers to test Android Q starting this very month.

Devices not eligible for Android Q will still get security updates

Even if your Galaxy smartphone or tablet isn’t getting Android Q, it will continue to receive security updates as long as it not more than three years old. Some devices that launched more than three years ago will also get security updates from time to time; most of them will get these updates only when it’s necessary, but some–like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A5 (2016)–will get them on a quarterly schedule even in their fourth year.

Hang tight for more info on Samsung’s Android Q update

We will be constantly updating this page and bringing you more information as the weeks and months go by, so don’t forget to bookmark this page and keep coming back to SamMobile. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to quickly get the latest information on Samsung’s Android Q update.

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joshnet4u
joshnet4u

I live in Nigeria i need a direct download link to galaxy J730F/DS android 9 firmware.

ProgreSSive92
ProgreSSive92

s10 – G973F- In testing Q >
http://fota-dn.ospserver.net/firmware/ROM/SM-G973F/version.test.xml

o=”10″>a3af551dd9f2a85183ff298c738c4b76

DENNIS LARA
DENNIS LARA

que tan importante es

jiangs2
jiangs2

How about Galaxy S10 5G? I think it should be but not in your list

Bob123454321
Bob123454321

I live in the Unhappy States of America, where our Governmental Dotards want to either break up Tech Companies or slap massive tarrifs on the Tech that’s not made in our country.

Android Q is a minor concern for me at this point.

nathan807
nathan807

Dear Abhijeet M. please do not give wrong guidance to S10 series users., I am using samsung for the past 10 Years. Samsung will not give update before final Android OS release. Even after releasing the Android Q, then only Samsung will start working on it during the mean time Samsung allows users to enroll for Beta. So it is my request please do not do it again like promoting wrong news. Still You are not ready to give to detail description about July update for S10+. what is it and features are what??? Just explain these first… Do not… Read more »

NicuPit
NicuPit

I think you should update this list above….3 months past since..

guilleminteguiaga19
guilleminteguiaga19

Hola una pregunta mi s8+recibirá Android Q porque lo compre hace 4 meses y en la caja me vino con Android oreo

EmmaNoir12
EmmaNoir12

Obvio bro

joche95
joche95

el s8 y s8+ no actualizarán a android q

Ju4ancit0
Ju4ancit0

Ojalá el Galaxy J4+ reciba la actualización a Android Q, sería lo justo para toda la serie J que se comercializó de principio con Android Oreo.

Aadilkhan731
Aadilkhan731

But when Android Q will rollout?

NicuPit
NicuPit

Wait at least half a year, from this moment…

sumimithila
sumimithila

lake

anasmansuri786
anasmansuri786

What about a8+

cardicek
cardicek

Bad luck support is over Android Q will not

leonardocastr
leonardocastr

ANDROID PIE 9 ES UNA MUY MALA VERSION OS ESPERO QUE ANDROID Q SOLUCIONE MUCHOS PROBLEMAS DE PIE. QUIERO VOLVER A OREO PERO NO SE COMO

bayfisher
bayfisher

3 ringed circus about this Q update. Seems any new OS is out all complain when they get it just like PIE.

sweet19tgril
sweet19tgril

SM-N7505 help me for updates

Ruslan0648
Ruslan0648

samsung galaxy a8 2018. The date of release can be 2018, and the update of the android Q does not come

linkin par
linkin par

Cuando se actualizará el A5 2017 a android 9

meyemmabasso
meyemmabasso

Si tenés la versión SM-A520F, según leí, no la van a recibir porque no serían capaces de aguantar todas las novedades que tiene el nuevo SO y la nueva capa de personalización.
Aunque según vi se actualizaron varias versiones de la línea J. Asique tené algo de esperanza la cual nunca se pierde.

mulhamnhlawe
mulhamnhlawe

rly when you make j6/j6+ 150$ get more updates than note8 800$ devices…. are you kidding me you make me chnage to another company ….?????

daktona
daktona

wtf, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will not get the update to Q ?

s cube
s cube

because it came with android n and the 1st update was android o and the 2nd update in android p but their is very high chance that a8+ and a8 2018 will get android q cuz in south korea samsung just released android p in their galaxy a 2017 series

Chopakov
Chopakov

Note8/S8(+) are skipped in this list…It’s a shame…
So,is that mean Android Q will be the last for Note9?
If this is true,right now will sell my Note9 and looking back to Apple.Flagship with support like mainstream models is joke.One “Note” must live a few years.
Samsung,do you rape us?
Well..Samsung,f*ck you!!!

AmaruSam
AmaruSam

This is not an official Samsung website, the list is just a prediction by the author based on the previous Samsung updates.

AhmedLeopard
AhmedLeopard

No every phone gets 2 major updates

betobnu5
betobnu5

Com certeza note 9 vai receber essa lista è preliminar nao definitiva ainda.

cardicek
cardicek

They are embarrassing that the update to S8 + won’t come: X also intends to switch to another brand in the future … for policy update

Ravi Teja KNTS
Ravi Teja KNTS

I brought my Note 8, 3 months back. Now there are no updates at all. I think I should have chosen the iPhone. They will care about their customers’ soo much & gives updates for many years. Will never buy a Samsung Phone.

chris1871
chris1871

Bravo Samsung!!!! Siempre te olvidas de los que compran tus buques insignias!!!! La última vez que tuve que elegir celular estaba en la duda entre el S8 y el Essential Phone. Por suerte me decidí por el Ph1 y me dí cuenta la diferencia entre tener actualizaciones y Samsung…. Hace un mes estoy con la beta 3 de Android Q. Buena suerte a los felices poseedores de S8, Note 8, S9 y Note 9.

tifnegro
tifnegro

Un telefono de 200 euros se actualiza pero un s8+ de 800 pavos NO jajajajaaj samsung pésimo

tifnegro
tifnegro

No vuelvo a comprar un samsung nunca mas, el telefono que salio el mismo año de apple se sigue actualizando y en samsung no ….. esta política de samsung es pésima. lo único que hacen es perder clientes con más rapidez. Para gastar el mismo dinero en un telefono top de casi 1000 , prefiero apple porque por lo menos ¡se sigue actualizando y en samsung no…… fuera samsung
Que lastima de empresa

RazorGamingHD
RazorGamingHD

what about A50?

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