28 January 2020
Samsung has been beta testing Android 10 layered over One UI 2.0 for the past couple of months. The list of eligible devices includes Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 9 series. If you were thinking that the stable version rollout should be around the corner, it seems like you are in for a wait that will extend to early next year.
As per the Android 10 stable update roadmap shared by Samsung Israel, it will start releasing stable build from January 2020. The first batch will include the current generation and last year's flagship devices which we mentioned above. The exact order is currently unknown but the complete timeline is listed below for your quick reference:
- January 2020: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 9
- March 2020: Galaxy A80
- April 2020: Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70, Galaxy Tab S6
- May 2020: Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30s
- June 2020: Galaxy J6, Galaxy A20s
- July 2020: Galaxy J6 Plus, Galaxy J8, Galaxy Tab S4 10.5, Galaxy Tab S5e
- September 2020: Galaxy Tab A 10.5
It is clear that depending on what device you own, you could be waiting for almost one year for the latest Android version. It is also true that it will about to become outdated by then but again, something is better than nothing when we talk about the Android update situation.
It is also worth noting that this roadmap has been released by Samsung Israel. It means it is likely to be true only for Israeli users and we might see Samsung release a similar roadmap for other markets. If that happens, we will make sure to keep you posted.