A few years ago we would have scoffed at the idea that Samsung would up its software game enough to be one of, if not, the first brands to roll out monthly security updates and OS upgrades to its vast array of handsets, but not anymore. Oh no. Instead, we are now praising the Korean electronics giant for its timely firmware releases and today, the news that the Galaxy S10, Samsung’s flagship from 2019, is gaining access to the One UI 4.0 beta program.
The One UI 4.0 beta is currently available for the Galaxy S10 series in South Korea but should roll out globally in the days ahead to the following models:
Once available, you’ll need to open up the Samsung Members app on your Galaxy S10 series smartphone to enroll on the One UI 4.0/Android 12 beta program with the OTA update becoming available shortly thereafter.
The One UI 4.0 beta brings most of the Android 12 features you’ve read about such as the Quick Settings panel, Privacy Dashboard, and Samsung’s version of the Material You aesthetic. It’s expected that the stable release of One UI 4.0/Android 12 should roll out around February, but seeing that this is the new and improved Samsung we wouldn’t be surprised if it was a little sooner.
This will be the last OS upgrade that the Galaxy S10 series is eligible to receive although it will still receive security patches for another year or so, which isn’t bad for a flagship from 2019.