Samsung released their S10 series flagship smartphones in February 2019, including four smartphones— the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e and S10 5G. These were one of the best smartphones out there at the time. At the time of launch, Samsung shipped these phones with the best hardware and the latest software. At its annual developer conference, Google announced the Android 13 beta build on May 11. But will the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e get an Android 13 (One UI 5) update? Read more to find out.
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10, and S10e Android 13 (One UI 5) Update Status
- The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e may not get the Android 13 (One UI 5) update. Currently, Samsung is preparing to roll out One UI 5 for the S22 series.
These Galaxy phones were launched back in 2019 with One UI 1.1 based on Android 9. Since then, they have received three major Android updates— Android 10, 11 and 12. Samsung recently rolled out One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 for these smartphones worldwide. They are currently running on the latest One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. This marks the third and last major Android update for these smartphones.
Samsung had promised three years of major Android updates and four years of regular security patches for these smartphones. The Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e are currently running on their third major Android update. These smartphones will have to spend the rest of their lives on Android 12-based One UI 4.1.
Rumours about Android 13-based One UI 5 have already turned on. The Galaxy S22 series will be the first one to get the update. Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e users will not get the Android 13 update. Regardless, there is still hope as these phones might get the Android 13 update unofficially via custom ROMs.
It is unquestionably clear that the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e will not get the Android 13-based One UI 5 update. So if you want more Android updates, it’s time to move to a new Galaxy. But if you are a casual user and do not care much about the latest software, your smartphones should work fine for you. Samsung will also provide security updates for one year.