28 January 2020
UPDATE (December 26th, 2019):
It is time for Galaxy Note 10+ 5G users to get a taste of Android 10. The update was released for Verizon users in the United States over the past weekend but now, it has been made available for unlocked variants in Switzerland. It is for devices with model number SM-N976B which means it should expand to other countries sooner than later.
As you would expect, the Android 10 update is in the form of One UI 2.0 which is the latest iteration of Samsung's custom Android skin. It bears the firmware version number N976BXXU1BSLA and is an over the air (OTA) rollout.
UPDATE (December 13th, 2019):
Samsung has finally released the Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 stable update for all users. The update brings Samsung's newest One UI 2.0 as well as December 2019 security patch. The rollout is available for both Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus via over the air. It is currently said to be rolling out in Germany but should become available in other regions soon enough.
UPDATE (October 26th, 2019):
Samsung has started the Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 beta program in Germany. Just like the Galaxy S10 series, the beta update has been released in the form of One UI 2.0 beta. The build brings all the cool Android 10 features, One UI 2.0 tweaks, and November 2019 security patch.
The update size is around 1.8GB and it is advised to connect to a WiFi before tapping the Download button. But before you can see the beta update, you will have register for the beta program via Samsung Members app using your Galaxy Note 10 device. Once you are registered, you can check for the update manually by visiting system settings. The update is currently live in Germany but should also become available in South Korea and the United States soon.
Original (October 22nd, 2019)
Samsung is currently busy beta testing One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 for the Galaxy S10 series. The beta program is underway in different parts of the world and now, it has teased the expansion of the beta. The official teaser confirms that Android 10 beta based on One UI 2.0 will be coming soon to the Galaxy Note 10 family.
It means if you own the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus or their respective 5G variants, you will be able to test the new Android version pretty soon. The teaser was shared on the official Samsung community for South Korea suggesting that it will be the first country to receive the beta update. This is not surprising considering that Samsung is a South Korean company and it followed the same rollout plan for the Galaxy S10 series as well.
Unfortunately, the teaser does not mention exactly when Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 beta will go live. We can expect it to become available before the end of this month but nothing can be said with surety. But as it will be released in the form of One UI 2.0, it should be more or less the same as the Galaxy S10 beta build. The only major difference could be the addition of some features specific to the Galaxy Note series.
With One UI 2.0 beta based on Android 10, Samsung has focused on reducing the clutter and annoying pop-ups to help you focus on what actually matters. It means notifications and alert pop-ups are now smaller which are specifically helpful when you are watching a video or playing games. There are system-wide Dark mode and a new Smart Lock feature that automatically adjusts the color and format of the clock and notifications so that you can read the text and see icons clearly.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 639.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 544.