The first stable Android 10 updates for Galaxy S10 devices have arrived

The first stable Android 10 updates for Galaxy S10 devices have arrived
UPDATE: Things are progressing at a much faster pace than initially anticipated, with Android 10 goodie packs for owners of Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e devices that never took part in Samsung's public beta testing making their way in Germany and Poland already. The odds of seeing these stable updates delivered on a wide scale around the world before Christmas are getting better and better, although obviously, nothing's etched in stone just yet. Original story follows.

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Well, kind of. According to several new Reddit threads and an XDA Developers forum message, the stable Android 10 rollout for Galaxy S10-series devices is officially underway in at least one major European market.

This is not another beta test, mind you, or an unsubstantiated rumor, as there are multiple pieces of concrete evidence proving the update is indeed making its way to certain users of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as we speak. Unfortunately, this doesn't necessarily mean the release schedules recently made public by Samsung's regional Israeli and Indian branches are wrong. 

There's still a good chance the stable Android 10 goodie pack won't spread to the masses in those specific markets, as well as many others, by January 2020. That's because Samsung is currently delivering a teeny-tiny update of a little over 130MB for Germany-based participants in its official public beta program. 

There's every reason to expect a similarly small OTA delivery to happen for beta testers across other regions in the next few days, but there's no way to know exactly when are the "masses" supposed to receive the proper, full-sized Android 10 upgrade allowing them to switch from the outdated Pie OS flavor. 

For what it's worth, you might be interested to know Germany was one of the first countries around the world to get a beta taste of Android 10-based One UI 2.0 software back in October, with the program then expanding relatively quickly to a number of other markets, including the US. We can therefore certainly hope to see Samsung roll out stable updates for the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and maybe even the Note 10 and Note 10+ stateside in time for Christmas. It's still unlikely but far less so than just a few hours ago.

Besides, if beta testers are getting the stable update in such a small over-the-air package, Samsung was probably able to fix most of the inherent bugs with previous releases, which means it shouldn't be that hard to put together a silky smooth collection of Android 10 enhancements and tweaks for the Galaxy S10-owning masses. Fingers crossed, everybody!

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