The big day has arrived for Samsung's entire Galaxy S10 family (aaaaand it's gone)

The big day has arrived for Samsung's entire Galaxy S10 family (aaaaand it's gone)
UPDATE: Just in case you were wondering what's taking Samsung so long to expand the Android 11 promotion for the Galaxy S10 lineup around the world or why US carriers seem to be late adopting these particular updates, it turns out that a number of very serious bugs have led to a rollout halt in countries where said rollouts started earlier this month.

As of January 21, no new Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G owners appear to be able to download and install the OTA goodie pack, while those who've managed to make the jump to the latest Android version are advised to tread carefully.

Although Samsung has yet to issue any kind of official statement confirming and detailing the problems that prompted the undoubtedly temporary freeze in updating operations, these seem to range from camera blur to device overheating, horrible battery drain, general system instability, various missing features, and even security flaws, according to a number of Reddit reports from frustrated users. On the bright side, there are also people who claim they haven't noticed any bugs after grabbing the OS promotion. 

Either way, we're fairly certain a new update is currently in the pipeline, and it may even bring the 3.1 iteration of Samsung's proprietary UI to the table to help patch things up. Our original story follows below.

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As awesome of a job as Samsung has managed to do in kicking off the Android 11 update for its newest and greatest flagships and then spreading the love to several older and humbler smartphones late last year, one extremely popular high-end handset family was still left waiting until 2021.

Predictably enough, it didn't take long for the main Galaxy S10 trio quartet to follow in the footsteps of the surprising S10 Lite, at least in countries like Switzerland and Austria. Curiously enough, we've only been able to confirm the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 rollout is underway for the "regular" S10 model, as well as the S10e and S10 5G variants by the time of publication, but that's obviously set to change in a matter of hours (tops).

Galaxy S10+ users in the two aforementioned European markets, as well as all across the old continent, should get the over-the-air update momentarily, while owners of all four S10-series devices on US carriers, for instance, may need to continue playing the waiting game for up to a few more weeks.

Of course, if history is any indication, at least one of the nation's top wireless service providers could well pull off a swift optimization process and closely follow today's global delivery start. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to have been the case for the slightly newer Galaxy Note 10 lineup, which began receiving its official collection of fresh software goodies internationally around a week ago, with no movement reported on the US carrier front since then.

Needless to say we don't expect many notable differences between the Android 11 update set to be delivered around the world soon to the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G and the ones already installed on more than half a dozen other Samsung devices

Don't forget to free up north of 2 gigs of internal storage space in anticipation of this latest major OTA rollout and, just to be on the safe side of things, back up all your precious personal data in the unlikely case Samsung will botch up the update. That doesn't happen very often, but it can happen, so it's wise to be prepared for anything.

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  • Display 6.1 inches 3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4 inches 3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10e
  • Display 5.8 inches 2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy S10 5G
  • Display 6.7 inches 3040 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Quad camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI

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