Galaxy S10 certified with Android 10, but don’t get too excited
The Galaxy S10 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 10 on-board. The certification has been granted to all three LTE models, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 5G for both the Exynos-powered and Snapdragon-powered variants in the last couple of days (including unlocked US variants). However, don’t get excited just yet, as a green light from the Wi-Fi Alliance does not mean that the stable Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 series will be here soon.
In 2018, multiple Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy Note 8, and the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, received Wi-Fi certifications with Android Pie in mid-November, but it was only the Galaxy S9 that got the update in the same year. The first stable Pie update for the Galaxy S9 was released just a day before Christmas and the Note 9 got it in early January, but the rest of the devices in that list above didn’t start getting their Android Pie updates until well into February.
That said, the Galaxy S10 should get the stable Android 10 update in some countries before 2020. Google recently revealed that Samsung has promised to update some of its devices to Android 10 before the end of the year, and it should be quite easy for the Korean giant to keep that promise considering how it launched the Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series more than a month earlier than it released the first Android Pie beta for the Galaxy S9 last year.