Android 11 beta for Samsung Galaxy S10 series now started (e.g. in England)
After the Galaxy S20 and Note 20, the Galaxy S10 is now also starting Samsung's Android 11 beta program. In a number of countries – not the Netherlands – you can now register for participation. The same program is also active for the Galaxy Note 10.
Galaxy S10 Android 11 beta
Some time ago, Samsung's Android 11 beta program started, in which you can test the new One UI 3 interface. As a result, you could read, for example, our preview of Android 11 on the Galaxy S20. One or two ago it became clear that the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 will also get their own beta. It started today in the first countries.
In South Korea, but also closer to home in England, Samsung opened the doors of the beta program for the Galaxy S10, S10 + and S10e, as well as for the Note 10 and Note 10+. This makes the new One UI 3 available for the first time for a (limited number of) Galaxy S10 and Note 10 users.
The One UI 3 interface offers quite a few small and big innovations. For example, we highlighted all the new design of the notification panel, the volume control, the improved Recycle Bin, and the option to turn the screen off with a double tap. Read more about the new features in One UI 3 in our growing archive.
Unfortunately: not in the Netherlands
As in all previous years, Samsung is not making the beta program accessible for users with a Dutch or Belgian device. So you'll just have to be patient here before you can officially install the major upgrade. Samsung has not yet announced when Android 11 will officially come to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series – but expect it to happen early in 2021.
Incidentally, anyone who wants to participate in the beta must have a device and a SIM card from one of the countries that do offer access. Think of England, or soon if all goes well also Germany or France.
We ourselves will of course try to provide our editorial Galaxy S10 with Android 11 and One UI 3 at an early stage. That way you will soon be able to take a look at the new software on the S10. But remember: everything doesn't look much different than on the Galaxy S20. So you can certainly also check our aforementioned preview of Android 11 on the S20. Then you also have a good first impression of the upcoming changes.
Do you also have a Galaxy but no S10 or S20, do you want to know if you will also get the upgrade? Then check out our large Samsung Galaxy and the Android 11 update overview.
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