Android 10 update is getting available for Samsung Galaxy S10 and above models by the end of 2019. On digging deep into these reports, it was noticed that Galaxy Note 10 users who are using Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon were able to download the latest Android OS version.
Many users from the US and elsewhere have claimed that they were able to download Android 10, after the first news about this spread over the internet.
Galaxy S10 hit the market earlier in March this year. The company had indicated previously that Android 10 would be available for the users in January 2020. But it seems the update was pushed ahead of the scheduled dates. It looks like the Galaxy S10 users got the Android OS update as a Christmas surprise.
There are reports of getting the latest Android update for Galaxy S10 users in the US and Canada, across several carriers. When asked about the rollout of Android 10, some of them chose to remain silent while some of them have made declarations about the rollout. AT&T, an American multinational telecommunication company, said that they don’t have any information to share about Android 10 rollout. T-Mobile also didn’t respond, but documents on the company’s updated website show information about Android 10’s release on December 15th.
On the other hand, Sprint and Verizon have confirmed about the rolling out of Android 10 in Galaxy S10, Note 10, Note 10 Plus and S10 5G. Even though Verizon has confirmed the dates of the rollout, Sprint is yet to come up with official confirmations about the dates of the schedule.
Many users have come out on social media platforms claiming to have the updates. Users are instructed that they might have to check constantly for the update. It can be found manually in the phone’s settings.
Normally latest Android releases were available initially on Google phones. The rest of the users had to wait for some more time to lay hands on the latest Android OS versions. The carriers used to update software only after the version rolled out on Google phones. For that reason, The Android 10 rollout has created a history by rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy series, which is undoubtedly a new experience for users.
In 2018, when Android Pie was released, it became available on Samsung devices only in January this year. Thus it’s a great start to have Android 10 being available within such a short span after the initial release.
Adding to the peculiarities, Android 10, aka Android Q also stands out in the line of previous Android versions, by ditching the dessert name. Android was popular for naming the versions after desserts in alphabetical order. Google had even gone for a public opinion while naming some of them. To recall, the naming-after-dessert idea started with Cupcake and was then followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and last year, Pie.
Samsung users will also get many added updates in the Android 10 version. It will be offering a refreshed version of Samsung’s One UI and dubbed version One UI 2. The reviews about the original One UI is found to be great. One UI 2 is just an improved version of the original with minor updates in the efficiency and consistency of the software.
Users are instructed to go to the phone’s gesture selection in the settings tab to know in detail about the updates, after using Android 10. There are also chances of potential bugs in Android 10, like any other updates. If the user notices anything unusual that may point to a bug attack, they should refer the bugs thread questions on the Samsung Galaxy series.
Even though there were talks about Android 10 is available to all the 2019 flagship smartphones from Samsung, it is still not assured in case of Galaxy Note 10. The similarities between the devices and their features might make it easier for the rollout of Android 10. But, the compatibility of the device with all Samsung S pens after the Android 10 update remains as the issue.
Amidst all these issues, if you still want to try out Android 10 on your Note 10, a beta version is also available. Updating the device with this beta version also poses some risks with bugs and device failures.
To conclude, the Android 10 version has taken some good steps than the previous ones. One of them is, being the comparatively fast availability on non-Google devices. It allows the dark theme mode on the phone. The notifications are also easier to manage in the Android 10 update, plus the privacy permissions are easy to control.
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