Android 10 updates for T-Mobile's Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 might be closer than you think

Android 10 updates for T-Mobile's Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 might be closer than you think
The latest version of Android is out in its stable form (at least in theory), but unsurprisingly, only a grand total of nine devices, including a single non-Pixel model, can currently get a taste of the first OS build not named after a dessert. That's right, despite its best efforts, OnePlus wasn't able to deliver the Android 10 update at the same time as Google, and with the exception of Xiaomi over in China as far as a handset called Redmi K20 Pro is concerned, no other manufacturer could pull off this rare feat.

The race is now on for what brands can roll out Android 10 goodies by the end of the year, and believe it or not, Samsung might be among the first companies to do so. Far from the slowest OEM to upgrade its flagships to the previous version of Android, Samsung did keep Galaxy S9 owners waiting until the last few days of 2018. We're obviously talking about "international" units in select Asian and European regions, as US carriers took another couple of months to optimize and stabilize their own Android Pie updates.


But T-Mobile is apparently already "testing" Android 10 for the Galaxy S10 series and Note 10, which means the "Un-carrier's" official rollouts could be right around the corner. Of course, this "testing" phase could also go on for a while longer, but what's important to keep in mind here is that the updates have already moved beyond the "development" stage where the manufacturer is still "working on it."

Hence, it's possible that Samsung's work here is altogether done and now the ball is firmly in the court of the big four US carriers. If that's the case, we could see the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Note 10, and Note 10+ upgraded to Android 10 in a matter of weeks in unlocked variants available across European shores, followed by major OS promotions stateside before the end of the fall. 

That's obviously just an educated guess (combined with plenty of wishful thinking), so you may want to remain cautious and skeptical of everything while waiting for confirmation from Samsung and America's largest wireless service providers.

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12 Comments

1. Pcworld1976

Posts: 172; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

lol until 2020 nothing

2. torr310

Posts: 1675; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Especially T-Mobile?

3. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

Slow news day, huh?

4. luis.aag90

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

"That's right, despite its best efforts, OnePlus wasn't able to deliver the Android 10 update at the same time as Google, and with the exception of Xiaomi over in China as far as a handset called Redmi K20 Pro is concerned, no other manufacturer could pull off this rare feat." AFAIK, Essential was also able to pull off the Android 10 update the same day as the Pixels

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"Including a single non-Pixel model;" while the article didn't mention "Essential", it sure did made reference to it.

5. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

what happened to Project Treble and its superfast android update roll out program, essentially modular firmware updates making fragmentation and delays a thing of the past

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Project treble is meant to aid the speed of update, not to guarantee first-day update. And OneUI, unlike Essential's—or even OxygenOS—is not close to stock.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I’m guessing a mistake on the website. There’s no way Samsung or T-Mobile wouldn’t already be flaunting that the Android 10 update is not far off.

7. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I hope they take their time with this update. My note 10 plus runs perfectly right now. Please don't mess it up with some crappy update

8. kevv2288

Posts: 300; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

This is obviously an error on their website lol. How can they be testing it when the beta for Samsung is not even a thing yet.

10. Pcworld1976

Posts: 172; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Stop fooling Samsung casual people until 2020 nothing

12. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

To get security updates, or any for that matter on my s9+ g965u1 I have to remove my T mo sim, insert my Google Fi, and update. Its a pita, Samsung blames T mo, T mo blames Samsung. Hopefully, those with factory unlocked s10's don't need to deal with that bs. Skipped my Samsung corp discount on wifes s10, so I got the T mo branded. Just to ensure that she gets "timely" updates.

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