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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 update, security updates and more: October patch is here; Android 10 coming out on October 21?

The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are Samsung’s 2019 Note handsets, and both of them come with a lot of new features and spec-power. They will also be treated with regular software updates, including Android 10 (w/ One UI 2), monthly security updates, and feature updates. We are covering all the software updates for Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Plus 5G hereon one page only.

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October 12, 2019: The Note 10 and Note 10+ sets at AT&T received a new software update on September 19th, that improved the charging performance, audio performance, and USB headset stability. Coming in as ASI2 build, the update is available as an OTA and also brings in the September update.

October 10, 2019: The Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G handsets are now receiving the October security update. Coming in as build ASJ2 for the Global Note 10 and Note 10+ 5G sets, and ASI3 for the US Unlocked models, the OTA updates are hitting the devices as we speak. Both the builds carry different changelog, which is not surprising given they are for different regions. While the US Unlocked model is getting security patches only, the Global model is getting improvements for the camera, keyboard, and more. What’s more, check out the text right below to learn the release date of Note 10’s Android 10 update, as revealed by a Samsung customer rep.

October 11, 2019: The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ users might come out on October 21, as per a Samsung representative on live chat support. So, this is the date when the One UI 2 update could be released for the Note 10 sets, except the 5G edition we presume.

customer rep screenshot`

October 08, 2019: Samsung has announced the Android 10 beta update for the Galaxy S10 series (except S10 5G) in Korea. Arriving as One UI 2 beta, the update is expected to be available soon. Sadly, Note 10 wasn’t mentioned in today’s announcement despite rumors pointing to simultaneous release for both S10 and Note 10, but we would still harbor hopes of Android 10 beta for Note 10 coming soon.

September 21, 2019: September update is now also available for the Verizon Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G. It’s the same software version as that of Sprint’s September update, ASHB, and is already rolling out as an OTA. If you were hoping for Android 10 already, well, know that while the beta is expected to roll out by September-end, the stable release is expected only in November-December. [Update: T-Mobile is also rolling out September update, with the version being ASHB.]

September 17, 2019: The South Korean OEM is set to announce its Android 10 beta program in the closing days of September. The Note-series devices usually get major Android OS updates a couple of weeks after their S-series siblings, but, so far, nothing has suggested that the Note 10 duo will also get the same treatment. The first beta could roll out by the end of October in the US and across Europe.

September 10, 2019: US telecom giant, Sprint, has started rolling out an update for the Note 10 lineup. Carrying software version ASHB N970USQU1ASHB for Note 10 and N975USQU1ASHB for Note 10 Plus — the OTA brings the September 2019 security patch for the devices and improves audio quality over wired headphones.

September 07, 2019: The September 2019 security patch is now available for the unlocked Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G. Coming in as build ASHE, the full software version of the September update for the N970FXXU1ASHE for the Note 10, N975FXXU1ASHE for the Note 10+, and N976BXXU1ASHE for the Note 10+ 5G.

Even though the build no. is the same for the non-5G and 5G variants, they come with different changelogs. The September update brings for the Note 10 and Note 10+ brings improvements for better audio quality in wired earphones, and that’s it. But the one for the Note 10+ 5G comes with improvements for touch screen, fingerprint sensor, camera stability, and camera picture quality (the fixes that the non-5G variants have already received in past builds).

Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 update

  • Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are is eligible for Android 10
  • Both devices will receive the update together

The Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will arrive as One UI 2 OS update from Samsung. The Note 10 sets are fully eligible for the Android 10 update, in fact, they will also receive the Android 11 update as Samsung releases two OS updates for its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.

Even though the Note 10 and Note 10+ will be among the first few devices to get Android 10, we suspect that they won’t beat the S10 to the punch because the latter will receive the Android 10 OTA first of all Samsung devices. In fact, we have already spotted a Galaxy S10 10 beta in the wild.

August 23: 2019: The One UI 2 update got leaked on the Galaxy S10, check it out. The leaked update confirms that the version 2.0 of the One UI update doesn’t bring a lot of changes to the UI, which is okay, but it does bring new features like Link to Windows (already on Note 10, though), new gestures navigation, new UI in Quick Settings panel, and some more.

When will Galaxy Note 10 get Android 10 update

  • Note 10 Android 10 update release date not announced by Samsung yet
  • Android 10 beta could arrive in October 2019 and stable update by November 2019 (Global model)
  • AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Unlocked variants could get Android 10 between December 2019 and January 2020
  • Could be released on Oct 21

Let’s check out the expected release dates of the Note 10 and Note Plus models in the US, and the global model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ ModelAndroid 10 Release Date
Global UnlockedNovember 2019 (Beta expected in October)
AT&TDecember 2019
SprintJanuary 2020 (Beta expected in October)
T-MobileDecember 2019 (Beta expected in October)
VerizonJanuary 2020
US UnlockedJanuary 2020 (Beta expected in October)
Note 10 5G (Global)January 2020

Android 10 for Note 10+ 5G?

The release dates mentioned above are for the standard Note 10 and Note 10+ 5G handsets. As regards the Note 10+ 5G, well, because the 5G variants run on the update schedule slower than non-5G counterparts, you may safely add a delay of about one month to their Android 10 rollout.

Once Android 10 is available for the non-5G model, its 5G model in the region if any should be receiving the update in 2-4 weeks of that.

RELATED

One UI 2

Samsung has launched the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus with One UI 1.5, which is arguably the most refined One UI release yet. The company is expected to pair the upcoming Android rollout with another One UI bump. One UI 2 will pack Android 10’s best features, such as system-wide night mode, improved permission, and more, alongside Samsung’s software wizardry.

The Galaxy S11 might score One UI 2 but the likes of Galaxy S10 and Note 10 may be kept to One UI 2 only.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus update

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Note 10 update timeline

Here’s the ‘update timeline’ table of all the major variants of the two Galaxy Note 2019 models: standard Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Global Note 10 and Note 10+

We expect the global model of Galaxy Note 10 Plus and Galaxy Note 10 to get Android 10 beta in October 2019. The stable Android 10 update is expected in November 2020.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Oct 2019ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch; Improvements to camera picture quality and keyboard sound stability
Full software version: N970FXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10) | N975FXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10+)
05 Sep 2019ASHE — September 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019ASH5 — August 2019 security patch, improved fingerprint recognition, camera picture quality, camera stability, and touch screen performance
5G variantBelow are the software update Global Note 10+ 5G
10 Oct 2019ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch; Improvements to camera picture quality and keyboard sound stability
Full software version: N976BXXU1ASJ2 (Note 10+ 5G UK)
07 Sep 2019ASHE — September 2019 security patch

AT&T Note 10 and Note 10+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
19 Sep 2019ASI2 — September 2019 security patch; Charging performance improvements, USB headset stability improvements, Audio performance improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASI2 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASI2  (Note 10+)
23 Aug 2019ASH4 — August 2019 security patch; improvements to Fingerprint recognition and S-Pen, and other device fixes and improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

Sprint Note 10 and Note 10+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Sep 2019ASHB — September 2019 security patch, audio improvements over wired earphones
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+)
23 Aug 2019ASH4 — August 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

T-Mobile Note 10 and Note 10+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
21 Sep 2019ASHB — September 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASHB (Note 10+ 5G)
21 Aug 2019ASH4 — August 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)
01 Jul 2019ASGO — July 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASGO (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASGO (Note 10+)
28 Jun 2019ASF7 — Pre-installed OS
Full software version: N970USQU1ASF7 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASF7 (Note 10+)

Verizon Note 10 and Note 10+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
20 Sep 2019ASHB — September 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970USQU1ASHB (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASHB (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASHB (Note 10+ 5G)
19 Aug 2019ASH4 — August 2019 security patch, and performance improvements
Full software version: N970USQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975USQU1ASH4 (Note 10+) | N976VVRU1ASH4 (Note 10+ 5G)

US Unlocked Note 10 and Note 10+

We expect the US Unlocked Note 10 sets to get Android 10 beta in December 2019, followed by the stable version of Android 10 update in January 2020.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Oct 2019ASI3 — October 2019 security patch
Full software version: N970U1UES1ASI3 (Note 10) | N975U1UES1ASI3 (Note 10+)
19 Aug 2019ASH4 — August 2019 security patch, and performance improvements
Full software version: N970U1SQU1ASH4 (Note 10) | N975U1SQU1ASH4 (Note 10+)

Monthly security patches

Here’s the status of updates carrying recent monthly security patches for various Galaxy Note 10 models.

October update

  • Available for US Unlocked and Global models
  • Also available for the Note 10+ 5G model in the UK
  • Not available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon carrier models in the US yet

September update

Here’s a gist of Galaxy Note 10 variants that have and do not have the September security update that reads Android security patch level as ‘September 1, 2019’ in the software information (under Settings > About phone).

  • Available for the Global variant, Sprint, and Verizon
  • Not available for T-Mobile, AT&T, and US Unlocked (as of September 21)

To fetch the software version of the updates, please check out the timeline table above for the variant.

Let us know how the software update on your Note 10 treats you. If you experience any issues with the updates, let us know in the comments section below.


Sources: T-Mobile (2) | Verizon (2)

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