Beta version of Android 10 OS available for Samsung S10 phones

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    Samsung Galaxy users can now upgrade to Android 10 for a handful of new software features.

    According to CNN, the company said today that it has begun rolling out a beta version of Google’s latest mobile operating system to the line of S10 smartphones, including S10e, S10, S10+ and the S10 5G.

    Key new design features include notifications that take up less screen space, an improved Dark Mode that works on the home screen, a screen time management tool and a Focus Mode, which disables apps from annoying users when they want to concentrate.

    For now, the beta version is accessible through the Samsung Members app. 

    Beta versions sometimes have bugs, so experts typically caution users to download at their own risk.

    In September, Google released Android 10 for Google Pixel phones but said the software will roll out to other devices later this year.

    Android 10 is the first operating system not to use a dessert-themed name – previous  iterations featured names such as Honeycomb, Eclair and Oreo.