Unlike the OnePlus and Pixel and some other devices, the Samsung Galaxy S10 doesn’t have an Android Q beta build available for installation right now but that doesn’t the company is not up to Q development already.
Samsung is actually actively working on preparing the Android Q update for the S10, S10e and S10+, reports SamMobile. They don’t have any more details to share on this, for example, a tentative release date of Android Q beta for the S10 sets, but we can’t expect too much at this stage.
In fact, Max Weinbach of XDA also reports of the Android Q development for the Galaxy S10 handsets. According to his tweet, Samsung also has the test version of the software available internally, dubbed G975USQU2CSG1, G973USQU2CSG1, and G970USQU2CSG1 for the Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e respectively.
Apparently, the CSG1 build is targeted at US versions of the S10 units, as the presence of ‘U’ as the fourth letter of the build no. suggests. We think we can be sure that once Samsung begins seeding out Android Q beta for global variants — the ‘F’ models — our friends in the US won’t be left out.
Damn, there is no test build being reported for the Galaxy S10 5G, which means that the S10 5G users will have to wait longer than others to see a day in Q.
It’s good to know Samsung is up to the task. We don’t expect them to beat OnePlus to Android Q release, but it would be good to see them challenge. We’re not complaining though, Samsung has a lot on its plate while preparing the update because it needs to customize its One UI custom skin, which OnePlus doesn’t, and given the love for One UI, some delay is worth it.
Samsung also plans to bring One UI 2.0 with Android Q, a newer and updated version of its custom skin.