With the Android 10 update out of beta and new info starting to emerge, we want to take you through everything you should know right now Samsung’s Android 10 plans for Galaxy phones and tablets.

Google’s Android Q update is now known as Android 10. The company has decided to shift gears and move away from using a confectionary-based names.

After months of testing, the new operating system is out for Google’s Pixel devices and soon, it will roll out to devices from Android OEM’s.

With the Android 10 roll out underway and Samsung’s Android Pie roll outslowing down, Galaxy users are starting to think about the future.

First, let’s start with what’s coming to your device before Android 10 and we know about Samsung’s version of the update.

Samsung Galaxy August Security Update

You’ll get at least one more version of Android Pie before Android 10 arrives.

Google and Samsung are rolling out the August security update and it comes with fixes for seven critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system and fixes for 17 vulnerabilities that impact Galaxy devices.

The update is currently rolling out to the Samsung

 Galaxy S10, the unlocked Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M20, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 Prime, and Galaxy J7 Pro and we expect the update to hit other Galaxy devices in the weeks ahead.

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Samsung’s September security update, which should roll out on September 2nd, will likely be based on Android Pie and not Android 10.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2018)

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE
Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018)
Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80
Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 Top
Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6+
Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J8
Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M40
Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 8 Plus (2019), Galaxy Tab Active2
Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh, Galaxy View2
Galaxy Xcover 4s

Current Models for Other Regular Security Updates

Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung Galaxy Android 10: What’s New

Samsung’s version of Android 10 will look a lot different from the version Google releases for Pixel devices because it will utilize the company’s One UI (user interface).

The company is reportedly working on two new versions of the One UI. The first, One UI 2.0, is reportedly launching on board the company’s first batch of Android 10 updates.

  • It should also sport some additional features from Google’s version of Android 10. The list includes:
  • Improved Privacy Protection & Controls
  • Privacy Manager
  • Expanded Location Controls
  • Multi-Tasking Bubbles
  • Support for Foldable Displays
  • Sharing Shortcuts
  • Smart Reply, Suggested Actions
  • Live Caption
  • Settings Panels
  • Gestural Navigation
  • Theme Controls
  • Notification Assistant
  • Improved Peer-to-Peer and Internet Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi Performance Mode
  • Dynamic Depth Formats for Photos
  • New Audio and Video Codecs
  • Native MIDI APIs
  • Improved Vulkan Graphics & Neural Network APIs

These Galaxy Devices Will Get Android 10

Samsung typically keeps devices updated with major Android software updates for two years. The company could choose to change this policy for Android 10, but don’t hold your breath.

This means popular phones like the

  • Galaxy Note 10 series
  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, 
  • Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+,
  • Galaxy Note 9.
As for the company’s tablets, the Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Tab S5e will undoubtedly get upgraded to Android 10. Mid-range devices like the Galaxy A series from 2018 should also move from Android Pie to Android 10.

Here is a preliminary list of device we think will get upgraded to Android 10 in 2019 and 2020:

  • Galaxy Note 10 series
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A7 (2018)
  • Galaxy A6 (2018)
  • Galaxy A6+ (2018)
  • Galaxy A80
  • Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy A50
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A30
  • Galaxy A20
  • Galaxy A20e
  • Galaxy A10
  • Galaxy J6
  • Galaxy J6+
  • Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy J8+
  • Galaxy M10
  • Galaxy M20
  • Galaxy M30
  • Galaxy Tab S4
  • Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)

Galaxy Devices Might Not Get Android 10

Any device that’s received two major software updates (Oreo and Pie) is currently on the fence when it comes to Android 10. This means popular devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 are in danger of getting left behind on Android Pie.

Here are a few Samsung Galaxy devices that could stick around on Android Pie:

  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy A8
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Galaxy J5 Pro (2017)
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)
  • Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Those devices probably won’t get upgraded to Android 10 either. Neither device received an upgrade to Android Pie.

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