[Live in Japan] Samsung Galaxy Fold One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update status: Here’s what we know so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on February 04, 2020) follows:
All thanks to being the first and only foldable smartphone from Samsung (not for long, though), the Galaxy Fold also became the company’s most expensive smartphone yet priced at about $2,000 in the U.S. and £1,800 in the UK. In India, it made its debut at a cool INR 164,999.
That’s a lot of money for a smartphone that is getting shitty treatment from Samsung, at least if the update to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 is anything to go by. In Europe and India, for instance, the Galaxy Fold One UI 2.0 update isn’t expected until April 2020.
Yes, you read that right! Samsung’s most expensive smartphone today won’t be updated to the latest software available until Q2 2020. Two months from now, to be precise. The wait could be even much longer where carriers are involved.
No Galaxy Fold One UI 2.0 beta plans
After the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, it doesn’t seem like there is a way forward for the One UI 2.0 beta program. Going forward, it’s likely that Samsung will no longer require devices to try the beta firmware before pushing the stable version.
Instead, eligible devices will simply pick up the stable updates when Samsung feels it’s time. We knew about this aspect with respect to the Galaxy Fold a while ago, so it doesn’t surprise us that there is still no Galaxy Fold One UI 2.0 beta update to date.
Android 10 update may arrive in February or March
Samsung hasn’t been keen to stick to the One UI 2.0 release dates provided in various roadmaps. The Galaxy S10 and Note 10, for instance, received Android 10 a full month ahead of schedule.
Going by this logic, it’s likely the Galaxy Fold may also get lucky and receive the new OS ahead of schedule, probably in March or even February. This argument has been seconded by Max Weinbach of XDA Developers on Twitter, who claims the update may, in fact, arrive this month.
As you can see from the language of the tweet, nothing is guaranteed here. But at least we get something to hold on as we wait for some official word from Samsung, even though it may never come.
As usual, we will watch out for more developing news regarding the Galaxy Fold One UI 2.0 update and let you know as and when we get them.
Update 1 (March 27, 2020)
Samsung has commenced rolling out the Galaxy Fold Android 10 update, but unlike others that received the new OS with One UI 2.0, the Fold is getting it with the newer One UI 2.1 skin.
The OTA update is so far available in France as version F900FXXU3BTCD and bundles March 2020 security patch, weighing in at close to 2.3GB.
This updated skin, which debuted with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip, is also up for grabs on the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series, with the Galaxy Note 9 and S9 expected to get it at a later time.
Update 2 (April 1, 2020)
After the regular variant, Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G devices in the UK region are receiving the One UI 2.0/Android 10 update as well. The update bears build number F907BXXU3BTC9 and brings along One UI 2.1 and the March security patch apart from the other Android 10 goodies.
Update 3 (April 8, 2020)
The Galaxy Fold 5G units in Korea are receiving the update to Android 10.
Update 4 (April 8, 2020)
US unlocked variants of the Galaxy Fold are now receiving the One UI 2.0 update.
Update 5 (April 9, 2020)
The One UI 2.0 update has made its way to the Galaxy Fold in the KSA.
Update 6 (April 15, 2020)
The AT&T variants of the Galaxy Fold have started receiving the One UI 2.0 update. Head here for more coverage.
Update 7 (April 18, 2020)
The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Fold is now live in Singapore.
Update 8 (April 18, 2020)
Galaxy Folds in China are now receiving the Android 10 update.
Update 9 (May 14, 2020)
The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Fold is now live for devices in New Zealand.
Update 10 (May 16, 2020)
The Android 10 update is now live for the Galaxy Fold in Australia.
Update 11 (May 16, 2020)
The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Fold has now made its way towards the devices in South Africa.
Update 12 (May 19, 2020)
The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Fold is now live in Japan.
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