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Galaxy Note 10 already being tested with Android 10

We have learned that Samsung is testing Android 10 for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. We had discovered a month ago that Samsung has been testing the newest version of Android for the Galaxy S10 family, and we got to see an early Android 10 build with One UI 2.0 running on a Galaxy S10 two weeks ago. Earlier today, Google released the official Android 10 update for Pixel smartphones so we decided to check what Samsung is up to, and that’s when we found out that it is working on Android 10 for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.

Of course, we are still nowhere close to finding out when Samsung plans to release the official Android 10 update for its devices. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are likely to get the update around the same time as the Galaxy S10 family, since the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 were updated to Android Pie around the same time earlier this year. Fingers crossed the Korean giant is able to work quickly and get the update out the door faster than it managed to release Android Pie, which also came out considerably quicker than any previous major Android OS upgrade for Galaxy devices.

Android 10 is just Android 10, not Android 10 Q

The tenth version of Android will be the first since the operating system’s inception that isn’t getting a dessert name to go along with it. Google decided to end the practice partly due to the fact that new Android users don’t always understand if their device is running the latest version of the OS and because code names based on desserts and treats aren’t always recognizable in all markets internationally. It’s a good move in our opinion, as just having the version number in the name would be classier while making things simpler for the masses.

As for new features, Android 10 has a few aces up its sleeve, like a new gesture navigation system, a Focus mode for the Digital Wellbeing feature that allows one to silence distracting apps, and real-time captions in videos and audio running inside any app. Android 10 will also allow Google to push important security and privacy updates to devices via Google Play, which will hopefully mean that we won’t have to wait on Samsung to push out updates with the latest security patch — or at least fixes for critical security vulnerabilities — to Galaxy devices every month.

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan

Actually Android users are slightly more sophisticated than that. Even the most illiterate user knows; Pie is 9 , Oreo is 8, etc. …Their children probably know too.

The sad fact is: Google could not think of a “desert or confectionery” association for the 10th iteration of their Android OS.

Honestly, I can’t either. But if I had a trillion dollars, I certainly could have created one, named it anything that started with the letter “Q”, and continued the trend.

But then there would be “Z” to worry about for v.19.

When exactly is my Samsung-Unlocked, Note 10+, Android v.10 update arriving anyway?

locarno
locarno

how you want to silence captions?

gsanchez
gsanchez

If its bizarre and unknow way of scheduling updates continues, my brazilian S10 will receive Android 10 maybe in 2021, probably 2022… It’s already announced september update and I didn’t received none of august updates…

Gunter2
Gunter2

As @PookiePrancer says, December is probably about right for the Exynos versions. I just hope the change of name to simply Android 10 is a sign that they’re following Microsofts example. Just one version with iterative updates coming with each security patch. It would bring an end to the absolutely ridiculous fragmentation we have right now. As of now just over 10% of Android devices are on Pie and only about 22% on Oreo. 68% are on older versions. And now 10 is around the corner. That’s just an absurd situation.

Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan

“..following Microsoft” ?

That’s like the Beatles following the Monkees.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

December, at the earliest.

Gunter2
Gunter2

That sounds about right going on past update schedules.

mateoSTAR
mateoSTAR

T-Mobile USA lists both the S10 and Note 10 series as already in carrier testing for the update via there software updates page which is months ahead of last year.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I wouldn’t get too excited about that.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Galaxy Wearable already got the update for Q

cardicek
cardicek

That I didn’t notice? What are you talking about nonsense? : X

Gunter2
Gunter2

Galaxy wearable devices are on Tizen 4. Wtf are you talking about?. Lol

Gunter2
Gunter2

Did you put a dislike on my comment? It’s just the truth! Galaxy Wearables run on TIZEN! What are you smoking man?

cabbe86
cabbe86

as rude as you where, completely understandable why you got the dislike, I give you one my self, stop with the child attitude and behave. People maybe learn to give nicer answers 😀

drzeller
drzeller

Hardware/firmware often has to be updated to work with new operating systems. Think of all the firmware and driver updates that happened whenever Windows had new versions. Also, please tone down your responses. Keep this place civil.

Landon A
Landon A

I’m late, but you’re missing the point. The app named Galaxy Wearables was updated with support for Android Q. Obviously, not all apps are optimized for Q, hence Samsung’s and many other’s reasoning for telling us the app is updated with Q support.