THE Samsung announced that it will start public testing of the Android 10 with One UI 2 at the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 + and Galaxy S10e in South Korea and the U.S., for cell phones sold through carriers or retail. The update will bring Google news, such as navigation gestures to replace the Back, Home and Multitasking buttons; in addition to some Note 10 features such as “Link to Windows”.
The announcement was made initially in an official Samsung forum in South Korea. “Galaxy S10e | S10 | S10 + One UI 2 Beta! Soon! ”Says the image in Korean. “Be the first to try the new Galaxy interface!”
The One UI Beta Program will be released through the Samsung Members app for cell phones purchased through operators or retailers. The manufacturer still doesn’t say when it will start public testing of Android 10; and warns that the update “will be announced later for the Galaxy S10 5G”.
The application Samsung Members in the USA also announced that the Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e will receive the public beta of One UI 2. In this case, models sold at retail and at the operators Sprint and T-Mobile will be included. “We are racing to offer the most stable version, so please wait!” Says the company.
Samsung includes news on Android 10 with One UI 2
Brazilian youtuber Dudu Rocha tested a preview of One UI 2 on the Galaxy S10 +. In the video, it shows that Samsung has adopted Google’s navigation gestures for Android 10; the quick settings gained an extra line of icons in expanded mode; and the device received some features of the Galaxy Note 10, such as the native screen recorder and the “Link to Windows”.
One UI 2 testing is due to start in late October, coinciding with the Samsung Developer Conference that takes place in San Francisco on the 29th and 30th.
Samsung has not yet confirmed all the devices that will be updated, but it usually offers two major versions of Android for its top of the line. Therefore, the Galaxy S10, S10 +, S10e, S9, S9 +, Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 9 should receive Android 10; while the Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note 8 are expected to remain on Android 9 Pie.