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When will One UI 2 release? [Update: Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30 receive One UI 2]

Last year, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the business, Samsung, overhauled its user interface with the introduction of One UI. Its predecessor, TouchWiz,  had its uses, but an abundance of bloatware left most users more frustrated than satisfied. It took Samsung some time, but they finally got rid of the unsavory elements and launched a reworked UI.

There was a bit of skepticism surround One UI, with many not trusting Samsung to finally deliver a non-intrusive OS. However, based on Android 9 Pie, One UI brought a host of welcome changes, all of which has helped enhance the smartphone experience for users.

This year, Google has ditched the dessert-themed nomenclature and has given us a rebranded Android OS — Android 10. It improves upon Android Pie’s feature set by bringing a few visual and functionality changes. It’s still early days, but the reception, so far, has been nothing short of positive.

Samsung’s basing One UI 2 on Android 10 and will bring most of the OS’ core features to supported devices. The South Korean OEM has neither revealed an extensive list of supported devices nor announced an official release date. However, if the rumors are to be believed, the beta looks closer than ever.

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February 13, 2020: Samsung is now pushing One UI 2 updates to two of its latest mid-range phones – Galaxy A50s (version A507FNXXU3BTB2) in Vietnam and Galaxy A30 (version A305FDDU4BTB3) in India. Both devices are now receiving One UI 2 based on Android 10 with February 2020 security patch and we can expect the rollout to expand to other markets shortly.

February 11, 2020: Verizon is rolling out One UI 2 update based on Android 10 to locked units of the Galaxy Note 9.

February 7, 2020: Good news, Galaxy M20 users in Europe! Android 10 update is rolling out to the mid-range device in Greece, Germany, and Luxembourg.

February 5, 2020: One UI 2 is now also available for the AT&T Note 9 handsets.

February 5, 2020: Galaxy S9 AT&T units are now being pushed an update to One UI 2 and Android 10. The software carries version DTA5, weighs around 2GB, and brings January 2020 Android security to the two-year-old flagship. The software version on the Galaxy S9 is G960USQU7DTA5 and that on the S9+ is G965USQU7DTA5.February 4, 2020US Unlocked models of the Galaxy S9/S9+ have started receiving a stable update to One UI 2 with Android 10 and January 2020 Android security. The update arrives in the form of version G965U1UEU7DTA5 and weighs around 1.8GB.

February 3, 2020: Just days after getting released for a bunch of carriers in the region, One UI 2 is now rolling out to the US Unlocked Galaxy Note 9 models with Android 10 and January 2020 security patch. The update carries software version N960U1UEU3DTA5 and weighs 1921.57MB.

January 29, 2020: Several carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy Note 9 have started receiving updates to Android 10 with One UI 2 and January 2020 security patch in the US, according to Sammobile. These devices include models from Xfinity MobileUS CellularComcast, and Spectrum Mobile; all of which receive the software version N960USQU3DTA4 (might be different on your carrier). US Unlocked units of the Note 9 is set to receive a similar update soon.

January 28, 2020: The One UI 2 update laced with Android 10 is now available for the S9 and S9 Plus too. It’s available right now in Germany and Xfinity Mobile in the US, but should be covering more regions and carriers pretty soon.

December 21, 2019: Several AT&T users are receiving stable One UI 2 update based on Android 10 on their Galaxy Note 10/10+ units. The update weighs over 2.2GB but the build of the software is yet to be confirmed.

December 20, 2019: Verizon starts rolling out stable Android 10 with One UI 2 on Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The update changelog also mentions the inclusion of two new features Smart Reply and Live Transcribe.

One UI 2 release

  • S9 and S9+ have joined the list today (Jan 28, 2020)
  • Note 10, Note 10+, S10, S10+, and S10e have begun receiving the stable One UI 2 update
  • One UI 2 beta rolls out for Galaxy Note 9 handsets in Korea (Nov 21)
  • One UI 2 also released for the S10 5G (in Korea only, Oct 25)

Usually, Samsung isn’t the fastest when it comes to rolling out software updates. But the company is set to turn over a new leaf with Android 10.

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One UI 2 stable release

  • Mid-range duo Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30 start receiving One UI 2 update (Feb 13)
  • S9 and S9+ have joined the list today (Jan 28, 2020)
  • Note 9 is also on Android 10 update now (Jan 14, 2020)
  • Note 10, Note 10+, S10, S10+, and S10e have begun receiving the stable One UI 2 update
  • Check out Samsung Android 10 release roadmap here.

Now that the stable One UI 2 update is available for the Galaxy S10 handsets in Germany, we expect Samsung to roll out one for the Note 10 handsets too pretty soon — it could take them anything between few days to a few weeks, though!


Last year, the South Korean conglomerate released the first stable Android 9 build for Galaxy S9 on December 24th, while Note 9 got the same One UI update later in the month. It wasn’t the fastest release by any means, but Samsung finally paid heed to the importance of pushing out software updates as fast as possible.

This year, the company seems to be on a journey to redeem itself. If the beta indeed hits the shelves within October, a stable release should be just around the corner. Samsung could release the stable build of One UI 2 for the S10 and Note 10 devices within November.

Sushan

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