[Available in Canada] Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update: Here's the global rollout status

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 01, 2020) follows:

Samsung last month started rolling out the stable Galaxy S9 Android 10 update in the U.S and Europe. This is unlike Samsung, which usually begins rolling out OS upgrades in Europe first before the U.S. joins in later on.

This unusual initial rollout of the OS doesn’t seem to have affected the rollout in other markets, though. Matter of fact, it appears the typical Exynos-first and Snapdragon-later approach is taking shape once again, with more regions in Europe continuing to receive the OS.

For the uninitiated, the time it takes between Samsung making a software update available and when it actually hits your device is affected by your region and whether your device is unlocked or carrier-locked.

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Galaxy S9

Historically, as noted earlier, Exynos models get updates ahead of Snapdragon variants, primarily because the latter are mostly sold in North America with carrier-locked status while the former are sold globally as unlocked devices.

In short, the fact that the Galaxy S9 Android 10 firmware has to go through T-Mobile for certification (and the addition of bloatware) is the reason you haven’t received the OTA while those on unlocked variants have. The story is the same for other carrier-branded S9 and S9+ models.

Apparently, the update will begin rolling out on AT&T and Verizon this February, which is when most S9 users will receive the new OS.

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Verizon & AT&T Galaxy S9 Android 10 schedule

To give you a better idea of who has received it, below is a list of countries across the globe where the Galaxy S9 Android 10 update has been released based on reports by Redditors who have received the OTA and the available firmware (via SamFrew):

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • USA

As it stands, countries like Argentina and Brazil can expect the update to arrive in April 2020, which is still a long way to go.

We will keep an eye on the developments around the S9 One UI 2.0 update rollout and update this article as and when the OS spreads out to more regions across the globe. Meanwhile, you may check out this post on how to install the S9 Android 10 update manually right now.

Update 1 (February 04, 2020)

U.S. unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now receiving their Android 10 updates as build DTA5.

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(Source)

On the other hand, the OS is expected to arrive on Sprint variants this month before making its way to Canada in March 2020. Details here.

Update 2 (February 07, 2020)

Folks in the LATAM region are also receiving the update to Android 10 on their Galaxy S9 and S9+ units. The update is arriving as build number DTA7 and bundles January 2020 security patch.

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LATAM Galaxy S9+ Android 10 update (Source)

Update 3 (February 11, 2020)

Samsung is now rolling out Android 10 to multiple Galaxy S9 and S9+ units in more regions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The update’s build number remains unchanged from the original version released last month – DTAA.

So far, wider rollout in the U.S. (carrier variants) and Canada is still in the waiting. Also, folks in Korea and China are still waiting for their One UI 2.0 update to arrive, perhaps before the end of this month.

Update 4 (February 13, 2020)

Finally, owners of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Samsungs home country of South Korea are receiving the stable update to One UI 2.0. The OTA is arriving as build number DTAB and weighs in at over 1.7GB, tagging along January 2020 security patches.

Android 10 OTA for Galaxy S9 in Korea
(Source 1, 2)

Update 5 (February 18, 2020)

More regions across Europe are now receiving Android 10 on the Galaxy S9 and S9+, namely Austria, Greece, Macedonia, Slovakia, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, and France.

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Android 10 update for Galaxy S9 in France (Source)

Apart from Europe, folks in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia as well as Australia are also receiving the new update.

Galaxy S9 Android 10 update in now live for unlocked phones in Australia.
Source

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Galaxy S9 One UI 2.0 update in Australia

Update 6 (February 24, 2020)

T-Mobile and Sprint have started rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy Note 9, S9 and S9+ as promised. Find the full details here and here, respectively.

The S9 is also receiving the One UI 2.0 OTA in Poland as build DTB4 and bundles the latest February security patch.

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(Source)

Update 7 (February 26, 2020)

Pakistan is now receiving the Android 10 update on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ as build DTB4 and bundles the latest February security patches.

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(Source)

Update 8 (February 27, 2020)

T-Mobile has temporarily paused the recently released Galaxy S9 Android 10 update until further notice. See the full details here.

Update 9 (February 29, 2020)

One UI for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 devices will be released on March 09 in Canada. Complete coverage here.

Update 10 (March 07, 2020)

Samsung Galaxy S9 devices in Singapore are now getting the One UI 2.0 update.

Update 11 (March 09, 2020)

Canada’s TELUS, Rogers and Fido will begin rolling out the stable One UI 2.0 update based on Android 10 to the Galaxy S9, S9+ and even the Note 9 as from today, March 9. Matter of fact, the update is already rolling out. See the full story here.

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