The Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 seems to be delayed. Samsung pauses the testing of the update because the battery is draining too quickly. It is not yet clear when the smartphones can expect the final update.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 is waiting for Android 11 update
Samsung released the first Android 11 beta for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus last week. That beta also introduces One UI 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s software shell. Complaints from testers show that the software update drains the battery so quickly that it is difficult to work with.
For this reason, Samsung has paused the further distribution of the beta until the bug is resolved. It is unclear how long that will take. It can be a few days, but also several weeks.
If you have a Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus and are eager to install the Android 11 beta, you will have to be patient. This also applies to users of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
Galaxy S20 and Note 20 are the first to get Android 11
Samsung is working on an Android 11 update for many Galaxy smartphones and will be the first to update the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Note 20 models. These devices can expect Android 11 in combination with One UI 3.0 by the end of December at the latest.
One point to note: the newer Galaxy S20 FE will also get Android 11, but may follow a little later. At the time of writing, there is no beta available for this smartphone.
New in Android 11
The Android 11 update was released by Google for Pixel smartphones in September and has also been made available to manufacturers such as Samsung. They optimize the update for their own devices and usually also renew their software shell.
If you are curious about what the Android 11 update will add in practice, you can read our Android 11 review. Prefer to watch? In the video review below, we’ll discuss the best new features with you.