Enough is already known about theGalaxy S10to confirm it willbe a game-changer(forseveralreasons). But now new information reveals Samsung is also set to address the worst thing about its premium Galaxy phones…
Thanks to a great spot by the (ever vigilant)GalaxyClub.nl, we learn Samsung is secretly working to deliver much faster Android updates to its phones. And the change has major implications for the Galaxy S10.
The giveaway comes from GalaxyClub digging into the database of popular benchmarking softwareGFXBench. It discovered Samsung is already testing Android 9.0 Pie on the Galaxy S9 Plus less than a month after the software was released by Google.
To put this in context: it took Samsung until November to even start beta testing Android 8.0 Oreo on the Galaxy S8 (three months after release) and it didn’t reach Galaxy S8 owners until March 2018, seven months after the platform launched. In fact, Google had even launched the first public beta of Android 9.0 Pie a week earlier.
Should we doubt this leak? No. While GalaxyClub notes GFXBench describes the update as “invalid Android Samsung ss Edition”, this actually helps prove it is genuine. Samsung’s heavy customisation of stock Android causes this reaction from GFXBench and historically it can even be usedto trackSamsung software development.