Despite Google expanding Android Q beta testing program to include more than 15 non-Pixel phones, none of them is a Samsung Galaxy device. Not even the latest Galaxy S10 flagship is in there, which is a shame for a company that claims to lead while others follow.
Based on what happened with Android P beta testing, where no Samsung phone took part in the initial program, nothing surprises us with the current case for Android Q beta. If anything, we don’t expect Samsung to add any of its devices to the Q beta program anytime soon, but we have a list of devices we believe the Korean company will upgrade to the stable Android Q beginning later this year.
No, this isn’t an official list from Samsung, but it’s based on our past experience with Samsung software update plans. Granted, expect regular changes to the list from time to time to include official communication from Samsung.
Tip: Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 9 Pie preinstalled are guaranteed updates to Android Q.
Android Q eligible devices
- Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+
- Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
- Samsung Galaxy A6/A6+ (2018)
- Samsung Galaxy A80
- Samsung Galaxy A70
- Samsung Galaxy A60
- Samsung Galaxy A50
- Samsung Galaxy A40
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy A20
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Samsung Galaxy J6/J6+
- Samsung Galaxy J8
- Samsung Galaxy M10
- Samsung Galaxy M20
- Samsung Galaxy M30
- Samsung Galaxy M40
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)
If you own any of the above Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet, you can rest assured that Android Q will be available for your device at some point. But when? Well, that’s anyone’s guess, but looking at what happened last year, the One UI beta for Android Q should arrive in Q4 2019 for the Galaxy S10.
The first stable version should arrive these sides in early 2020.
No Android Q for Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+
As you may have noticed, there are some notable omissions from the list above. It’s not by mistake the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are missing from the list, but it’s by design.
Typically, Samsung devices receive two major Android OS upgrades. These three, alongside many others, already got two OS updates ending with Android 9 Pie. It’s for this reason we haven’t included them in the list of devices eligible for Samsung Android Q update.
Once again, the info in this post isn’t official, but we will update it when Samsung provides these details, probably months from now.