Earlier this month, Google officially showcased the first developer preview of Android 11 giving us a sneak peek at the features the new Android version will bring with it. There are indications that Samsung may have commenced internal testing of the new software on the Galaxy S10+. Galaxy S10 Plus model with model number SM-G975F and running Android R has been spotted on GeekBench database.
The Android R is definitely Android 11 but since this the developer preview, it follows Google’s alphabetical naming convention and is being referred to as Android R. As usual, the Geekbench listing doesn’t reveal anything spectacular about the device. There is also no indication when the final OS version will be ready for a public release. However, the entry is a clear sign that Samsung was swift in picking up the first developer preview and test it on its hardware.
Since Samsung may have started testing Android 11 on its flagship Galaxy S10+, we may as well expect the Korean tech giant to roll out the update early, perhaps towards the end of the year. Google is expected to officially announce the next-gen Android version around August.
Samsung may likely first release the update on the latest models like the Galaxy S20 series. However, Samsung has kept faith with its promise to push at least two major software updates for most of its devices. Thus, a Galaxy smartphone that shipped with at least Android Pie out of the box is technically guaranteed to receive Android 11 at some point. If your device has gotten two already, then don’t expect a third.
We must note, though, that this Geekbench entry could be a fake entry. We’ve seen that happen before.