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Rumor | Samsung Galaxy S10+ running Android 11 spotted on Geekbench: OneUI 3.0 could be in the works

The Galaxy S10+ will likely receive an Android 11 update soon after the OS arrives in May (Image source: Google)
The Galaxy S10+ will likely receive an Android 11 update soon after the OS arrives in May (Image source: Google)
Samsung is apparently testing out an Android 11 update for the Galaxy S10+. An S10+ running on the new operating system was recently spotted on Geekbench. While Android 11 won't even be released until May 2020, this indicates that Samsung's making a strong push to get the OS on the Galaxy S10 series as early as possible.

A device with the Galaxy S10+'s codename-the G975F-was recently spotted on Geekbench running the "Android R" operating system. Considering that Google dropped the alphabetical nomenclature for its operating systems, this is almost certainly the upcoming Android 11. 

The device in question featured an Exynos 9820, meaning that this is the international version of the Galaxy S10+. What's interesting is that this Geekbench listing appeared almost as soon as Google released the Android 11 beta to developers a week ago. This means that Samsung's making a concerted efforted to ready an Android 11 update for its S10 lineup. 

While the Geekbench listing does not mention this, it is very likely that the Galaxy S10 series' Android 11 update will include Samsung's upcoming OneUI 3.0. Last year, OneUI 2.0 brought a number of subtle but useful functionality updates, including a better camera interface and improvements to the way notifications are displayed.

We expect OneUI 3.0 to be a similar iterative update. From the look of things, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ owners might not have to wait long to find out.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-02-26 (Update: 2020-02-26)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.