Samsung has won the hearts of many because the company has significantly improved its software rollout period. The team is busy rolling our Android 10 with One UI 2.0 for all their major flagship phones and other models. The Galaxy S9 is next in line after the S10 series of phones for which the Beta 3 of Android 10 has been launched.
For users who have officially signed up for the beta channel on their S9 and S9+ smartphones, this is a great opportunity to experience the latest version of Android OS but with all the major bugs and performance issues ironed out. The original stable version of Android 10 was officially launched on the Pixel smartphones by Google and being a Vanilla version of the operating system, it doesn’t take them too much time to bring it to the company-owned devices.
However, for every other major manufacturer like OnePlus, Nokia and Samsung, there is a hibernation period during which they tweak the settings on their custom skin before rolling out the software update. One UI 2.0 witnesses some significant improvements such as improved gestures similar to the iPhones, a better version of the Dark Mode, camera features that make capturing content easy and overall better smoothness when it comes to user experience.
Beta Program 3 Indicates the Stable Version Launch is Closeby
One of the biggest setbacks of being a user on the beta channel is that you can’t expect your phone to work seamlessly as it would work on a stable version of the Android operating system. The One UI 2.0, when launched with Android 10 on the beta channel, had some glitches, performance issues, and bugs that are being fixed with every new update.
The third build is, in fact, a much faster rollout when compared to how Samsung used to handle their software updates in the past. The changelog for this newly rolled out update seems to be really small and we couldn’t learn much from official sources but it will definitely be evident when you start using the phone. If you are not part of the beta program on your Galaxy S9 phone, you should probably wait for the stable update which is just weeks away or possibly days based on the region you live in.
The rollout also includes some great updates including fixing the Samsung Pass fingerprint that bounces on the web, created a fixed position for the microphone to make screen recording easier and removed the blur-issue that pops up when users use their apps in split-screen mode.
You can manually head to the Settings page, software update and look for the Beta 3 Android 10 One UI 2.0 update so as to stay ahead of everyone else. Phones with Exynos variant may support manual updates now but it is better to wait for the OTA version.