Samsung Galaxy phones have opened with a bang in 2020 as the company has been busy rolling out multiple updates to both their flagship phones and older models. The Galaxy S9 Plus unlocked variant in the United States has started receiving a beta update.
In a previous official e-mail, Samsung confirmed that they will be rolling out beta updates, One UI 2.0 along with Android 10 and security patches for all their phones released in the past two years. In some cases, phones from 2017 also received the update based on their hardware capability. In their list, the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices took backstage when it comes to receiving timely updates.
Much to the surprise of many users, the two-year-old Galaxy S9 Plus which is still a flagship model has received the January 2020 security patch. While it is mandatory to download the patch in order to get the best security against bugs and malware, you will probably do it because the patch also brings in much-improved camera features and fixes to make your photographs look better.
The update is available for unlocked variants of the S9 and S9 Plus smartphones in the United States. Users who are on a carrier may have to wait longer. It brings in fixes for the HDR failure in cameras. The version number is ZTA1 and it is a mere 226.46MB file size that you should consider updating on a Wi-Fi network for more stability. You can also manually look for the update in the Settings, Software Update menu on your Samsung phone.
Note 10 Owners Get One UI 2.0
Samsung One UI 2.0 is one of the most fluid launchers available that runs on Android 10. It brings in gesture navigation similar to Pixel phones, great icons, and much-improved text as well as email apps for better productivity. Galaxy Note 10 users in Europe using an unlocked device have received the update.
For users in the USA who are locked to Verizon or AT&T among other carriers, the wait for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 update continues a bit longer. It has already been rolled out to unlocked devices in the country while those on Sprint have also reported having got the patch.
The update will be around 2GB and also includes the December security patch. Once you receive the update, it would be great to customize One UI 2.0 as you like but make sure to turn on gesture navigation to get iPhone-like navigation on your Galaxy Note 10 phones.