The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series devices were shipped pre-equipped with Android 9-based One UI, further Samsung delivered three major upgrades for these smartphones including the Android 12. Earlier this year they finished their major software upgrade eligibility.
As per Samsung upgrade policy, the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10e, S10, and S10+ won’t get any more major firmware upgrades, however, these models are still eligible for some new Android security patches, until 4 years of the initial international market debut.
However, we are assuming that the company might provide another Android upgrade to the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10e, S10, and S10+ smartphones, possibly the Android 12L. Earlier this year, Google launched the Android 12L for the big screen and foldable devices.
As all the eligible Pixel devices are currently running the 12L version of the Android operating system, the South Korean tech giant might deliver it to a handful of Galaxy devices as well. Recently, a stock One UI app got a new update, in which, the company accidentally disclosed that the One UI 4.1.1 will be based on Android 12L.
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 series won’t get the Android 13 update at any cost, however, Samsung can give them a surprise gift with the release of Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1. As Google provided the Android 12L to older models too, Samsung might not stay behind doing the same for its older flagships.
Samsung One UI 4.1.1 update will be based on the Android 12L operating system, while, it is likely to come pre-installed with the next generation Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is officially confirmed to receive the new Android 12L upgrade this year.
Android 12L is a mid-cycle version of the Android operating system, developed by Google. The company previously revealed that this version focuses on improving the usability and functionality of big screen devices like foldable and tablets.