14 October 2019
UPDATE (October 14th, 2019):
Samsung has finally made the Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta update live in South Korea. The update rollout started over the last weekend as One UI 2.0 and was initially available only for 1,000 slots. It is expected to expand the number of slots on October 14th i.e. today.
It should be noted that the update is being made available only for those users who registered for the beta update using the Samsung Members application. It is an over the air update which means installing the same should be similar to installing any other software update. There is no information about the update getting released in other regions but it should happen sooner than later.
Original (October 10th, 2019)
If you were waiting to try out Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta on your smartphone today, there is bad news. Samsung has decided to delay the rollout in South Korea. The announcement was made on the company's official forum by a representative who suggested that the new release date is expected to be some time around mid-October.
The exact reasons behind the delay are unknown but it seems like Samsung must have encountered some last moment bugs and performance issues. This also explains why we do not have a confirmed release date yet as the team will give it a go-ahead only when it is satisfied with the quality of the final beta build. And even though the delay confirmation has come only from South Korea, this can also affect beta rollout in other parts of the world including the United States.
The same representative further revealed that Samsung will be accepting a total of 10,000 beta testers for the program. It will offer 5,000 spots to SK Telecom users followed by 2,000 spots each for LG Uplus and KT Telecom users. Lastly, unlocked Galaxy S10 users will have 1,000 seats to grab. This distribution is for the South Korean beta program and will surely vary depending on the particular region.
If interested, you will be able to register for the Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta program using the Samsung Members application. The method is the same for all users regardless of what region they belong to. The app will show you a banner for registration purposes as soon as the beta program goes live in your region.
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