In a rare but very welcome occurrence, Samsung has now started sending out the final stable update to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 to the unlocked models of the Galaxy S10 family in the US. The update for carrier versions went out only a week ago, so this marks the first time in ages when Samsung isn’t acting like it’s forgotten all about the existence of the unlocked units.
It’s great to see the company change its stance, and try to appease those select few who actually buy unlocked in the States. With previous models and big Android updates, sometimes months-long delays were to be had compared to carrier versions.
The 2GB update is out for the S10, S10+, and S10e, but as always it’s rolling out in stages, so it may be a while before all units out there pop up the coveted notification. The new software version is G97*U1UEU2CSKP, and it includes the December 2019 security patches.
One UI 2.0 packs all the goodies that Google baked into Android 10, including the new gesture navigation system, as well as Samsung-specific tweaks like an enhanced dark mode, a screen recorder, improved facial recognition, and a better Pro camera mode.