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Samsung Korea prepares an Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has announced that it will start a new beta program for One UI 2.0, its latest software skin based on Android 10. Unfortunately, it may only apply to those who own Galaxy S10-line devices in South Korea to start off with. However, this is a good indication that it will spread worldwide before too long.

Samsung has released a new poster to its South Korean community website advertising the advent of a new beta program. It may soon invite users of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e to test a build of One UI 2.0 for their phones. This ROM should be a major upgrade over version 1.0, which is based on Android 9.0 (Pie).

One UI 2.0 allegedly exists as an internal build in its present form. Should a certain leak surrounding this OS be correct, it should improve on how this skin is navigated, used and presented. As we know from One UI 1.0, this has a strong focus on the content shown and its ease of access. One UI 2.0 can also be expected to deliver Samsung's take on various Android 10 features, including system-wide dark theme and more granular privacy options.

Those who own the Galaxy S10 5G or Note 10-series devices may be less than impressed to learn they have been left out of this initial beta roll-out. However, these phones are either newer or built on different hardware that may need more optimization in their own builds of One UI 2.0. Nevertheless, they may be encouraged by observations that this process appears to be moving along quicker compared to that experienced by the 2018 Galaxy S-line phones and their users. (combo Galaxy S10 with Galaxy Watch Active on sale now at Amazon)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10- 9 (Update: 2019-10- 9)