Now that Android 10 is out for Pixels (and the Essential phone), we can expect to see a slew of announcements from OEMs about their rollout schedule. Like always, OnePlus devices will likely be the first to receive it, followed by Nokia. Samsung users, on the other hand, have to wait until the next year for the software. This time around, it appears that Samsung is taking things up a notch and revealed some details about the Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Sammobile was privy to some information about the upcoming beta, and it may begin sooner than you think.

Android 10 Beta may start before the month ends

According to their source, the Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 is going to be announced towards the end of this month, and a build will be released shortly after. Similarly, the Galaxy Note 10’s program will start sometime in October. These programs usually last for a month before a final build is rolled out. Depending on where you are, you may get the update sometime in December, assuming things go smoothly.

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The Android 10 Beta update will be based on Samsung’s OneUI Android fork and will be called OneUI 2.0. We can expect standard Android 10 features such as improved privacy settings, Live Caption, and Smart Reply to make their way to Samsung devices. Other features such as a system-wide dark mode, the ability to share WiFi credentials via QR code, inbuilt screen recorder, and USB port contamination warnings have been on Samsung devices for quite some time. Additionally, the update will also let Galaxy S9 and Note 9 users use their device with the DeX desktop app, a feature that is currently exclusive to the Galaxy Note 10.

Last year, some Galaxy S9s received Android Pie in the fourth week of December, but a majority of users had to wait until January (and even March in one instance) for the update. I sincerely hope that Samsung doesn’t delay this too long and delivers Android 10 Beta to some (if not all) eligible devices before the year ends.