Stable Galaxy S10 Android 10 update a step closer as the fourth One UI 2.0 beta goes live (Download links inside)

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With every One UI 2.0 beta release, Samsung moves a step closer to rolling out the stable Galaxy S10 Android 10 update. The latest to arrive is the fourth version and even though Samsung hasn’t said the next update will bring the stable version, there are some positive signs.

For starters, the Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta testing program has been ongoing for at least a month now in Korea. This is roughly the same duration it took to test Android Pie before rolling out the stable version, so the stable Android 10 shouldn’t be too far away.

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The Galaxy S10

Furthermore, yesterday the company announced that the beta registration has closed for the S10, S10e, and S10+ in Korea, suggesting that the stable rollout is around the corner. Note that it’s new registration and not the testing process that has closed.

Hello, I’m in charge of beta operations. Beta recruitment for S10 series (excluding S10 5G) will close at midnight today (11/14). If you haven’t already, don’t miss it. Please check the precautions before signing up. Thank you. [Translated from Korean].
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While its highly unlikely the Galaxy S10 will receive a fifth One UI 2.0 beta, we cannot rule out anything at the moment. The One UI 2.0 beta 4 is arriving over the air as version G970FXXU3ZSK9 for the S10e, G973FXXU3ZSK9 for the standard S10, and G975FXXU3ZSK9 for the Plus variant.

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Galaxy S10+ One UI 2.0 beta 4 update (Source)

Most of the heavy work is already done, so don’t expect drastic changes as part of the new build ZSK9. But as you can see from the screengrab above, there are several bug fixes and optimizations.

Bugs that have been fixed

  • The screen flickers
  • When returning from some app to the home screen, the background can appear to be blurred
  • The status bar disappears when turning the screen off, while some app is opened
  • When taking a screenshot, and opening Recent window after that the screenshot of recent window is captured
  • Keyboard is cut at the bottom
  • Keyboard can’t be resized
  • Two contacts app display after update
  • Application that has been removed from the folder and placed on Home screen disappears
  • After update, app shape changed to Android app shape
  • AOD doesn’t appear while charging
  • A noise can be heard when connecting a Bluetooth device
  • Some gestures interactions, some problems have been fixed.

The above update is available over the air for those participating in the One UI 2.0 beta program, but as it has become a norm, we also have the download links below for manual installation. The firmware for the standard S10 isn’t available yet.

  • Device: Galaxy S10e/S10+
  • Codename: SM-G970F/SM-G975F
  • Channel: Europe Beta 4
  • Version: ZSK9
  • Android: 10

Another indicator that the stable Galaxy S10 Android 10 update is around the corner is the nearly-concluding One UI 2.0 beta survey program that started alongside the beta testing program.

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(Source)

Of course, this is by no means intended to say the One UI 2.0 beta program has come to an end for Galaxy S10 users, but it does suggest we are almost there. We will keep an eye on the developments and let you know when the stable version arrives.

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