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Samsung Android 10 update: Rolling out for Galaxy A9 2018 now!

Google released the Android 10 update on the 3rd of September but what about your Samsung Galaxy device? Will it receive Android 10? If yes, then when will the Samsung’s Android 10 update come out? And what is One UI 2? Well, let’s get you some answers based on our past experience with Samsung Android OS updates. Note that Samsung hasn’t revealed its official Android 10 roadmap, but we’ll update this page when we get the details.

One UI 2.1

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 devices with its latest Android 10 build — One UI 2.1, featuring Single Take mode, Night mode hyper-lapse, Pro mode for video, and more. From what it seems, the update won’t be made available to the Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy S9 devices, as is evident from recent notification sent through the Samsung Members app in South Korea.

As per the notification, Samsung isn’t working on One UI 2.1 for the 2018 flagships.

Latest news

March 30, 2020: Topped with One UI 2, the Android 10 update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018, model number A920. Released as build CTCD, the full software version of the update is A920FXXU3CTCD, as per a Samsung document.

March 26, 2020: The South Korean giant is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy Fold. Dubbed as F900FXXU3BTCD, the OTA also brings the March 2020 security patch. It’s currently rolling out only for the LTE variant, in France.

March 12, 2020: Samsung is now rolling out the One UI 2-topped Android 10 update for its Galaxy A70 handsets. The update is available in select few regions right now but should be expanding to all the global markets in the next few days to weeks. Coming in as build BTC2, the full software version of the A70 Android 10 update is A705FNXXU5BTC2.

February 13, 2020: Another mid-range Samsung smartphone is getting the upgrade to Android 10. Galaxy A50s users in Vietnam are now receiving One UI 2 based on Android 10 on their devices carrying version A507FNXXU3BTB2. Sammobile says the update packs in the February 2020 security patch and the rollout should expand to other markets in the near future.

February 13, 2020: Samsung has started seeding a stable Android 10 update to Galaxy A30 and the update is live in India at the time of writing. Weighing at 1.4GB, the update carries the software version A305FDDU4BTB3 (via Sammobile) and brings the February 2020 security patch alongside all the goodies from One UI 2 and Android 10.

February 11, 2020: Android 10 is out for Galaxy Note 9 units locked on to Verizon in the US.

February 7, 2020: Samsung starts rolling out an update to the Galaxy M20 units in Europe bringing Android 10 and One UI 2 to the mid-range device. According to Sammobile, update is currently being seeded to users in Greece, Germany, and Luxembourg and we can expect other regions to receive a similar update in the near future. Unlike the One UI 2 update on Samsung’s flagship devices, the M20 update doesn’t bring the built-in screen recorder.

February 7, 2020: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ units are now receiving February 2020 security patch update carrying software version BTA7 and weighing 216.46MB.

February 5, 2020: Samsung’s Android 10 based One UI 2 update is now also available for Galaxy Note 9 at AT&T!

February 5, 2020: Good news for AT&T Galaxy S9/S9+ users as an update to Android 10 has started rolling out (via Reddit 1, 2, 3) to them carrying version DTA5 and weighing around 2GB. The update brings with it One UI 2 and January 2020 Android security. The software version on the Galaxy S9 is G960USQU7DTA5 and that on the S9+ is G965USQU7DTA5.

February 4, 2020: US Unlocked Galaxy Note 10 units are now receiving February 2020 security patch update carrying software version BTA1 and weighing 211.71MB.

February 4, 2020: US 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. According to Sammobile, 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, the US Unlocked models of the Galaxy Note 9 are now getting a stable update to Android 10 with One UI 2 and January 2020 security patch. The update carries software version N960U1UEU3DTA5 and weighs 1921.57MB.

Good Lock 2020

Samsung has announced that it will roll out Good Lock 2020 on February 3. The update to customization app will be available on Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 10 bringing a system-wide dark mode among other features.

These changes include the ability to automatically arrange elements to match the background, a lock screen auto-off time setting, detailed notification view, Vertical style for Task changer, more one-handed functions, dark mode theme customization, and a navigation hide feature. You can read the full changelog of the update on Samsung’s website.

Good Lock will initially start rolling out to users in South Korea while users in the US, Singapore, UK, Australia, and Canada are expected to receive the same in the following weeks.


We are sure you have burning questions like when will Samsung release it Android 10 update, will it be One UI 2, when will your Samsung Galaxy device get it, when does the beta program begin, etc. Well, let’s get to all of them below.

Samsung Android 10 Release Date

  • The stable Android 10 update is available for S9, S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, Note 9, Note 10 and Note 10+ handsets
  • Other devices that have got the Android 10 update are A40S, M30 and M20

The Android 10 update comes with One UI 2 UI, which is Samsung’s custom skin over the Android OS.

Samsung Android 10 Device List

Below is a list of Samsung Galaxy devices we think will receive the Android 10 update and the expected availability of the OS.

Samsung Galaxy Device ListRelease date
Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+Released on November 28, 2019
Galaxy S10 5GReleased on December 10, 2019
Galaxy S9 and S9+Released on January 28, 2020
Galaxy S8 and S8+Not eligible
Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 PlusReleased on December 13, 2019
Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5GReleased on December 24, 2019
Galaxy Note 9Released on January 05, 2019
Galaxy Note 8Not eligible
Galaxy Fold, Fold 5GQ1 2020
Galaxy A90 5GReleased on February 10, 2020
Galaxy A80March 2020
Galaxy A70Released on March 12, 2020
Galaxy A60April 2020
Galaxy A50sReleased on February 12, 2020
Galaxy A50Released on March 16, 2020
Galaxy A40sReleased on January 8, 2020
Galaxy A40April 2020
Galaxy A30sMarch-April 2020
Galaxy A30Released on February 13, 2020
Galaxy A20April 2020
Galaxy A20eApril 2020
Galaxy A10, A10e, A10sApril 2020
Galaxy A9 2018Released on March 30, 2020
Galaxy A7 2018May-June 2020
Galaxy A6 and A6+May-June 2020
Galaxy J8May-June 2020
Galaxy J6 and J6+May-June 2020
Galaxy M40April 2020
Galaxy M30sMarch-April 2020
Galaxy M30Q1 2020
Galaxy M20Released on February 7, 2020
Galaxy M10sMarch-April 2020
Galaxy M10May 2020
Galaxy Tab S6Q1 2020
Galaxy Tab S5eQ1 2020
Galaxy Tab S4Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 10.1 2019Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab Active ProQ2 2020

You’ve probably noticed the obvious omission of devices like Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active and Galaxy Note 8. Well, these devices are past their Android OS support window of two years. They’ve been updated to newer versions of Android on two occasions and unlike Google and OnePlus, Samsung devices only receive two major OS upgrades.

So, if your Samsung device came pre-installed with Android Nougat or older, you don’t stand a chance of receiving Android 10. In other words, if your Galaxy device has lived long enough to receive two major OS upgrades, don’t expect a third version.

Samsung Galaxy S10 update

What is Samsung’s beta program

  • Samsung tests the update under a beta program before releasing it to the public
  • Galaxy S10 was the first devices under the Android 10 beta program

Android 10 officially arrived on May 7 at the Google I/O 2019, becoming the first in the software’s history to support more than 20 devices in the beta program. Even so, none of the non-Google devices included in the program has a Samsung name on it, which is a disappointment from the world’s leading smartphone vendor.

Samsung eventually rolled out the beta around November 2019 for the Galaxy S10 family, beating the record they set with Android Pie, last year. The beta updates came thick and fast. And soon enough, the stable build was released for the current S-series flagship. Galaxy Note 10, Note 9, and S9 were also blessed with beta builds before the stable build was released.

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Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G

  • Stable One UI 2 update based on Android 10 update is now available in Germany (Nov 28)
  • Released for Sprint (Dec 16), T-Mobile (Dec 06), Verizon (Dec 16), AT&T (17 Dec), and US Unlocked (23 Dec).
  • Also released for all 5G variants in the US: Sprint (Jan 14), T-Mobile (Jan 29), and Verizon (Dec 20), AT&T (Dec 20),

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

  • Galaxy S9 and S9+ start receiving Android 10 update with One UI 2 (Jan 28)
  • Android 10 update rolls out in Germany and in the US (through Xfinity Mobile)
  • US Unlocked models receive Android 10 update (version G965U1UEU7DTA5) with One UI 2 and January 2020 security patch (Feb 4)
  • AT&T locked units of the Galaxy S9/S9+ have received One UI 2 update (version DTA5) with Android 10 and January 2020 Android security (Feb 5)

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets have started receiving the Android 10 in the form of One UI 2. The update brings all the goodies from Android 10 as well as One UI 2.

Related: Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus update timeline

Galaxy S8 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and S8 Active

  • None is eligible for Android 10 update

The update to Android 9 Pie is the second and last Android OS upgrade for the Galaxy S8 family of phones. This means no official update to Android 10, but there should be several custom ROMs that will bring Q to at least the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Active

  • None is eligible for Android 10 update

None of these three will receive an official update to Android 10. Their last major OS upgrade brought Android Oreo and the only hope of receiving Q is through custom ROMs.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10

  • Stable build released in Germany as version BSL7 [Dec 13]
  • Verizon Note10/10+ models get stable Android 10 with One UI 2 [Dec 20]
  • AT&T Note10/10+ users start receiving One UI 2 based on Android 10. [Dec 21]
  • Sprint has released the stable build of Android 10-based One UI 2 [Jan 03]
  • T-Mobile has released One UI 2 for Note 10/10+ [Dec 30th]

Related: Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus update timeline

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Released for the Global variant on January 5th, 2020.
  • Released on locked Galaxy Note 9 models from Xfinity MobileUS CellularComcast, and Spectrum Mobile on January 29, 2020 – version N960USQU3DTA4.
  • US Unlocked models received Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on February 3, 2020 carrying software version N960U1UEU3DTA5.
  • Feb 5: Released for the AT&T Note 9, too.
  • Rolling out to Verizon units (Feb 11)
  • Yet to be available on other carrier-locked models

Related: Galaxy Note 9 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

There won’t be an official Android 10 update from Samsung for the Galaxy Note 8. The device’s update to Pie was its second and last major OS upgrade. At the moment, we can’t promise anything from the Android developer community as well, which is rather unfortunate for such a powerful device.

Related: Galaxy Note 8 software update news

Galaxy A80 Android Q update

Samsung Galaxy A80

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS should be released in Mar-Apr 2020

The Galaxy A80 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box, which makes it eligible for an update to Android 10. Since we expect Samsung to be done with updating the high-end Galaxy S and Note devices to Q by February 2020, the next in line is the Galaxy A series led by the Galaxy A80, probably in March or April 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A70

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Mar-Apr 2020

Like the A80, the Galaxy A70 has Pie preinstalled and thus eligible for Android 10. The first A70 units should receive the update to Android 10 in March 2020 with a wider rollout to follow in April 2020.

Galaxy A60 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy A60

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Mar-Apr 2020

Samsung is expected to upgrade the Galaxy A60 to Android 10 earliest in March 2020. This will be the first major Android OS upgrade for the device, but more people/regions should begin seeing it in early Q2 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A50

  • Galaxy A50 is now receiving Android 10 update (source/screenshot)
  • Galaxy A50s units in Vietnam start receiving stable Android 10 (version A507FNXXU3BTB2) update with February 2020 security patch (Feb 13)

The Android 10 update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A50 as build BTC4, with the software version being A505FDDU4BTC4. The Android 10 update is also available for the Samsung Galaxy A50s, coming in as build BTB2, and the full software version being A507FNXXU3BTB2.

Samsung Galaxy A40s and A40

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Galaxy A40s updated to Android 10 (Jan 08)
  • Update for Galaxy A40 expected in April 2020

The Galaxy A40 has Android Pie preinstalled, meaning an update to Android 10 is guaranteed. As for when the rollout will begin, we think expecting it somewhere in April 2020 is a realistic move, but with staged updates, some regions will have to wait until May 2020 before Q arrives on all A40 units.

Samsung Galaxy A30

  • Galaxy A30 units in India get Android 10 (version A305FDDU4BTB3) update with February 2020 security patch (Feb 13)
  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Stable Q should arrive in April 2020

Samsung Galaxy A30 is eligible for an update to Android 10. The device should begin receiving the OS somewhere in April 2020, unless Samsung says otherwise.

Samsung Galaxy A20 and A20e

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • Expect the OS to arrive in May 2020

The Galaxy A20 and A20e are on the lower end of the new Galaxy A series, so expect the pair to be among the last to receive the update to Android 10 in this family. This should be somewhere in May or probably June 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A10 and A10e

  • Both will be upgraded to Android 10
  • The update should arrive in June-July 2020

The Galaxy A10 and A10e are at the tail end of the Galaxy A series, but this doesn’t exclude them from Android 10 eligibility. The two will also get Q, but they are likely to wait until June or probably July 2020 before the OS arrives.

Galaxy A9 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

  • Released for Galaxy A9 2018, model no. A920F, on March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020: Topped with One UI 2, the Android 10 update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018, model number A920. Released as build CTCD, the full software version of the update is A920FXXU3CTCD, as per a Samsung document.

Related: Galaxy A9 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and A8+ 2018

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

The Galaxy A8 2018 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 have received two major OS upgrades following their debut with Android Nougat. That said, the duo isn’t eligible for an update to Android 10, at least officially. For now, we can’t say whether Q-based custom ROMs will be available for these two, but we hope so.

Related: Galaxy A8 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • Development started
  • The rollout set to begin in April 2020

Samsung will upgrade the Galaxy A7 2018 to Android 10 OS (A750FNXXU3CTA1), but this could wait until April 2020 since it will be the second major OS upgrade, which is usually not hurried.

Related: Galaxy A7 software update news

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • Development started for bth devices
  • The OS to arrive in Q2 2020

The Galaxy A6 and A6+ got their first Android OS upgrade to Android 9 Pie and they are still eligible for a second OS upgrade to Android 10. The update with firmware A600FNXXU5CSL5 (A6) and A605FNXXU5CSL1 (A6 Plus) is expected to arrive during spring in Q2 2020, probably around May or June 2020.

Related: Galaxy A6 software update news

Galaxy M40 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy M40

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS could arrive in Q2 2020

The first of its kind, the Galaxy M40 is expected to be upgraded to Android 10 in Q2 2020, probably in April or May. This will be its first major OS upgrade and hopefully not the only one.

Galaxy M30 Android Q

Samsung Galaxy M30

  • One UI 2 test build cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Q1 2020

Samsung Galaxy M20

  • Released for units in Germany, Greece, and Luxembourg (Feb 7)
  • Full rollout to complete within Q1 2020

Samsung Galaxy M10

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS may arrive in Q3 3020

The Galaxy M10 already got one major Android OS upgrade that installed Android Pie. We expect that Samsung will provide a second OS upgrade to the device at some point, but the wait could go all the way to late Q2 or somewhere in Q3 2020. For now, we can’t say for sure.

Samsung Galaxy J8

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update may arrive in Q2 2020

Samsung Galaxy J8 has received the first update to Android 9 Pie and is expected to receive a second OS upgrade to Android 10 when the stable version arrives, probably somewhere in May or June 2020.

Related: Galaxy J8 software update news

Samsung Galaxy J6 and J6+

  • Both are eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout should begin in Q2 2020

Both the Galaxy J6 and J6+ have already received their first OS upgrade to Android Pie. From the look of things, Samsung could provide a second major OS upgrade to Android 10 for these two handsets, but the wait for its arrival could go all the way to late Q2 2020.

Related: Galaxy J6 software update news

Samsung Galaxy J4 and J4+

  • Both should receive the update to Android 10
  • The rollout may begin in Q3 2020

Both the Galaxy J4 and J4+ come preinstalled with Android Oreo and have already received their treats to Android Pie. Although not certain, we believe the J4 pair will also get a second major OS upgrade to Android 10, but probably in Q3 2020.

Related: Galaxy J4 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Android Q

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update could be released in March 2020

The Galaxy Tab S5e has the new One UI installed on top of Android Pie. This combo gives it a direct ticket to Android 10, which should arrive somewhere in March 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The OS may arrive in Q2 2020

The update to Android 10 will be the second major OS upgrade for the Tab S4. That said, Samsung won’t be in any major hurry to update it ahead of newer its counterparts, which could delay the rollout to somewhere in April or May 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab S4 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

  • Not eligible for Android 10 update

The Galaxy Tab S3 came preinstalled with Android Nougat and the update to Android 9 Pie is the second and final OS it will receive. This means no official upgrade to Q for the Tab S3, but it should continue receiving monthly security patches for at least a year or so.

Related: Galaxy Tab S3 software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The rollout could begin in Apr-May 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 has Android 9 Pie preinstalled, which guarantees it an update to Android 10. As for when the OS will arrive, we think around April or May 2020 could be the possible release date.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

  • Eligible for Android 10
  • The update may arrive in Q3 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a 2018 slate that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The update to Pie is the first major OS upgrade for the tablet and we expect that an update to Android 10 is also being lined up for a future release, probably in Q2 or Q3 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 2019

  • Eligible for Android 10 update
  • The update may arrive in Q2 2020

The Galaxy Tab A 8 2019 is eligible for an update to Android 10 thanks to the fact that it has Android Pie out of the box. As for when the OS will be released, it’s likely to show up in Q2 2020.

Related: Galaxy Tab A software update news

Note: We will continuously update this post with new/official information as and when received.


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