Samsung might launch its first Android 10 beta build for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 in October. ( Mark Chan | Unsplash )
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 owners might not have to wait that long until they get a taste of Android 10.
According to reports, the South Korean brand is about to kick off its next beta program real soon.
Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10 Update
Citing sources with a "solid track record," SamMobile says that Samsung will announce its beta program for Android 10 toward the end of September and that the first build will roll out in the near future.
The news outlet says that the beta build will be available for the Galaxy 10 and Galaxy Note 10 in the United States and certain markets in Europe sometime in October.
In 2018, the company launched the Android 9 Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 in November. Soon after, it added the Galaxy Note 9 to the program toward the latter part of the month. Speaking of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, it's safe to say that they'll be included in the Android 10 beta program down the road.
As for the Galaxy Fold, there's no word yet on when it's getting Android 10, for anyone curious.
Android 10 Release Date
Android 10 went live for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and other Google phones. It also landed on the Essential PH-1 the same day. In other words, the software is already official, and it's now up to the manufacturers to release their own take on it for their users.
Now if Samsung does open its beta program by the end of September, then that would make it earlier than 2018's beta program, which was in November, as mentioned earlier. That means Android 10 for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 could become available relatively sooner than Android 9 Pie was for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 in the previous year.
It's also worth mentioning that T-Mobile began testing Android 10 on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 in early September, but it seems that things didn't pan out, as the carrier's support pages for these phones are back to "development" status.
Some features to look forward to in Android 10 include Live Caption, the fan-requested Dark Mode, and Smart Reply, to name three.