Samsung finally started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Fold today. It has been a very long wait and owners of Samsung's $2,000 phone have understandably not been pleased about it. Nevertheless, the ball is finally rolling and all of them should get the Android 10 in a few weeks from now.
The Galaxy Fold firmware that it's rolling out today is only for the 4G variant of the device. The Galaxy Fold 5G should get Android 10 in the coming days as well. Samsung reached out to us and confirmed that while some of the best Galaxy S20 features will be coming to the Galaxy Fold, they aren't included in this update.
The best Galaxy S20 features will arrive for the Fold next month
Samsung introduced several new features with the Galaxy S20, such as Night Hyperlapse, Pro mode for video and Music Share. Single Take is another useful feature that was introduced with the Galaxy S20, it captures a mix of photos and videos so that you can choose which ones you want to keep.
The company sent out an update yesterday to bring these features to the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy S10. However, these features are not included in the update that was rolled out today for the Galaxy Fold. It does bring some new features like the improved Night Mode, Quick Crop, Quick Share and Clean View, though, as this update includes One UI 2.1.
Samsung has confirmed to us that the aforementioned best Galaxy S20 features will be brought to the Galaxy Fold through a separate firmware update by the end of April. It's great to have confirmation at least that these features will eventually be making their way to the Galaxy Fold. Let's just hope that the promised update does arrive in the given timeframe.