Samsung is testing the Galaxy A50 Android 10 update in India. While this is expected, the company hasn’t made it public like its previous One UI 2.0 beta testing escapades for the Galaxy S10, S9, Note 10, and Note 9.

The Galaxy A50 is the one device you should have right now if you want to get monthly security updates ahead of the Galaxy S10, Note 10 and sometimes even ahead of the Google Pixels.

It picked up the January 2020 security patch before the end of December 2019 and the story was the same the month before. However, the company hasn’t been able to replicate this form when it comes to rolling out the Galaxy A50 One UI 2.0 update.

According to the official One UI 2.0 update timeline for the Indian market, the Galaxy A50 Android 10 update isn’t expected until April 2020. That is still a whole two months away!

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Samsung One UI 2.0 update roadmap for India

But if the latest developments are anything to go by, the Galaxy A50 may be upgraded to Android 10 ahead of schedule. Apparently, the device is now testing the OS.

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Galaxy A50 Android 10 update testing (Source)

The alleged Android 10 firmware for the Galaxy A50 has software version A505FDDU4BTA6 and as you can see from the screengrab above, it is an OS upgrade. FYI, the latest official firmware available for this device is A505FDDU3ASL5.

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Galaxy A50 Android 10 update testing (Source)

To explain the firmware version numbers above, the current build ASL5 is based on Android Pie. As for the test-build, it is version BTA6.

Notice the change from A to B in the build number? Yeah, that represents a change from one OS to another, in this case, Pie to Android 10. Letter A stands for the debuting OS. This has all been explained better here.

Looking at the software build number BTA6, this is the sixth build, which suggests the test could be nearing the end, if not over, but it’s not possible to download the firmware for obvious reasons.

If you own a Galaxy A50, you can also check for yourself by installing the CheckFirm app for checking Samsung firmware online. It’s available to download for free on the Google Play Store.

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