Google will launch its next version of the Android OS, the Android Q, sometime in October. The company’s own smartphones, the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL may the first devices to be out with the new operating system. However, it has now been leaked that a top smartphone manufacturer like Samsung is already in possession of the Android Q beta and is in the process of testing it on its last flagship the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Time from Beta to Stable Version Being Cut Down
Smartphone companies are getting smart themselves. They don’t own the OS but their phones have the user interfaces developed inhouse which is altered with each version of the Android OS to make it easier for the users to access the apps on their devices. Some of the earlier practices are being altered and getting the beta version from Google means, they are able to make the changes they need to do on their UI, in this case, the One UI built on the Android Q.
The One UI is usually introduced with the S series flagships in the first quarter of the year. Later, when Google announces the next version, Samsung will release its version 2.0 of the One UI. The beta version of this is now under testing with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the OTA upgrades with the beta version should be sent out by the South Korean company ahead of the competition.
Users of the other 2019 models, the Samsung Galaxy S10+, the S10e, and S10 5G should be hoping that they will also get the updates along with the S10.
This also ensures that Samsung wouldn’t have to take long after the release of the stable version of the OS, Android Q to make it available to its customers without a time lag. There are usually very few changes noticed between the beta version and the stable version. It has been seen in the previous years too that the software updates are quite bug-free.
Its too early to say which of Samsung’s new devices will get the OS upgrade to Q, but you can predict that the four Note series phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ and the 5G versions of the two, apart from the S series flagships. Samsung has launched some phones in the A series as well.
It is to be hoped all these phones will first get the updates to Android Q and One UI Version 2.0.