US Sprint Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update rolling out; Canada units are also getting it

As time is passing by, a number of Android devices in different regions are picking up Android 10 updates. Samsung has a huge portfolio of devices to cover, but the OEM has been quite committed to it, take Galaxy A50 for example.

We have been covering the Android 10 updates for Samsung Galaxy A50 since its test build showed up and eventually it was rolled out in March 2020.

Up till now, the Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update for the Galaxy A50 has been pushed for various regions. The US carriers models were also not too far behind and the Verizon Galaxy A50 model has also picked up the Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update, very recently.

And by the looks of it, Sprint Galaxy A50 models are also picking up the Android 10 update. Users were very eagerly waiting to get their hands on the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update on their phones and the wait is finally over.

Going with a tip from one of our readers, and the latest comments in our Galaxy A50 Android 10 related articles, it is confirmed that the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) updates is finally rolling out for the Sprint variants.

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Not only in the US, but the update also seems to have arrived for the Canadian Galaxy A50 units as well. Because, as per recent reports, the Galaxy A50 models in Canada and the Freedom mobile users, are grabbing the latest One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update.

Noticeably, this new update, alongside the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 core features, also bumps the security patch level to April 2020. The update is arriving with the version number BTC6. Here is the complete changelog of the update:

Here’s what’s new.
Dark mode

– Enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments.
– Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.

Icons and colors
– Clearer app icons and system colors.
– Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.

Smoother animations
– Enhanced animations with a playful touch.

Full screen gestures
– Added new navigation gestures.

Refined interactions
– Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
– Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.

One-handed mode
– New ways to access One-handed mode: double tap the Home button or swipe down in the center of the bottom of the screen.
– Settings moved to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.

Accessibility
– High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved.
– Listen to live speech and display it as text.

Better text over wallpapers
– See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.

Media and devices
– Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices.
– Media: Control music and videos playing on your phone as well as other devices.
– Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.

Biometrics
– Added options for showing the fingerprint icon when the screen is off. You can choose to show it whenever you tap or keep it visible when the Always On Display is shown.

Device care
– The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.
– Added battery limit setting and other enhancements for Wireless PowerShare.

Digital wellbeing
– Set goals to keep your phone usage in check.
– Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone.
– Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.

Camera
– Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.
– Provided a More tab so you can quickly access hidden modes from the preview screen.
– Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.

Internet
– Customize the quick menu to get instant access to the features you use the most.
– Get more information from the app bar.
– Install add-ons from the Galaxy Store to get even more features.

Samsung Contacts
– Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.

Calendar
– Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event.
– Ringtones can be used for event alerts.

Reminder
– More options are available for repeating reminders.
– Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time.
– Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups.
– Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.

My Files
– Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake.
– Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly.
– You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.

Calculator
– Added speed and time units to the unit converter.

Connected car
– Android Auto is now preloaded.

Tips
– Added tips to help you get the most from your Galaxy.

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Normally, users are pretty excited after getting the latest Android OS updates on their devices, but one of the Galaxy A50 users post on Reddit reveals that the update brings nothing special with it.

In fact, it has limited some of the options like the scroll down quick launch icons grid layout has now been fixed, the time does not have the AM/PM format, etc.

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Well, the update has bagged mixed reactions from the users and it will be interesting to see how widespread these issues are on the Galaxy A50 running Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update.

Thanks, Jacob Olmos for the tip (Sprint Update).

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