Samsung is never in a hurry to release major Android OS updates. Last year, the One UI beta program based on Android 9 Pie begun in November for users of Galaxy S9 and S9+. We thought that the same would be true for the One UI 2.0 beta based on Android Q for Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ owners, but it seems the company isn’t keen to repeat this.
Instead, it appears that Android Q beta for Samsung Galaxy S10 has already begun testing internally. This is according to a discovery made by Samsung-centric publication SamMobile, but it doesn’t go into any details regarding the availability of the firmware.
The publication also doesn’t mention if and when Samsung plans to go public with Android Q beta, but it does speculate that this early availability of the upcoming One UI 2.0 beta could similarly signal an early rollout of the OS.
As noted, One UI 1.0 beta arrived in mid-November and a little over a month later, the stable version was already rolling out in Europe. Granted, the Galaxy S10 series could make the switch to the stable Android Q a few weeks after the beta program begins.
That said, now we just wait for Samsung to open Android Q beta (One UI 2.0) for the S10 and from then, we should know when to expect the stable update to arrive.