[Update: Live for J6+] Samsung Galaxy J4 Android 10 (One UI 2) update begins rolling out; Galaxy J6+ in September
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on August 14, 2020) follows:
Samsung is already working on One UI 2.5 for a number of its recent devices but still, some devices that were eligible for an update to One UI 2 are yet to bag this much-awaited update.
One such device is the Samsung Galaxy J4. Launched back in May 2018, this now-aging device was a true mid-ranger. It is powered by the Exynos 7570 chip, coupled with 2/3GB RAM. It ran Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box and has since been updated to Android 9 Pie.
Back in early July, we saw reports that Samsung was planning to roll out the update sometime in August. True to the company’s word, Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy J4 (SM-J400F).
This update which started rolling out on August 13 brings many of the features that we expect with One UI 2. For a detailed list of what’s new in Android 10 for the Galaxy J4, here’s the changelog.
Here’s what’s new.
– 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.
– Enhanced animations with a playful touch.
– Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
– Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.
– 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.
– 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.
– The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.
– Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event.
– Ringtones can be used for event alerts.
– 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.
– 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.
– Added speed and time units to the unit converter.
– Android Auto is now preloaded.
As is often the case with these updates, Samsung is rolling this one out as an OTA to eligible devices and as such, users are advised to sit tight and await the update to hit their devices.
With this update, the Galaxy J4 joins the ever-growing list of Samsung devices that have bagged an update to Android 10-based One UI 2. According to a recently-released list from Samsung Members, the next devices in line for this update include the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0″, 2019) slated to get updated sometime this month and the Galaxy J6+ and the Galaxy Tab A in September.
We shall continue to keep an eye on One UI 2 rollout and update our dedicated tracker to reflect the same.
Update 1 (September 09)
IST 12:08 pm: According to a firmware listing for the Samsung Galaxy J6+, the Android 10 update alongside One UI 2.0 has been released for the device in Vietnam with build number CTI1.
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