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US unlocked Galaxy S9 gets Android 10 update in record time


Last updated: February 3rd, 2020 at 17:56 UTC+02:00

Owners of factory unlocked Galaxy flagships in the United States have long complained about the tedious wait they have to suffer before major firmware updates are rolled out for their devices. They usually had to wait until all carrier-locked units got the update before it even began rolling out for US unlocked units.

That’s changing with the Android 10 update. The US unlocked Galaxy S9 has received its Android 10 update today. That’s merely six days after the first stable Galaxy S9 Android 10 update release in Germany. Some carriers in the US haven’t even released it yet.

US unlocked Galaxy S9 has received its Android 10 update

This has been an incredible change of pace from Samsung and one that’s certainly going to be much appreciated by customers who purchase its unlocked units. Just last week, it released the Android 10 update for the unlocked Galaxy Note 9 six days after carriers started rolling it out. The unlocked variant of both these devices has received the Android 10 update in record time.

It’s in stark contrast to the almost two-month wait last year between the time that the first stable Android Pie update for the Galaxy S8 was rolled out and when it was finally released for the unlocked variant in the United States.

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version G965U1UEU7DTA5 for the unlocked Galaxy S9 in the United States. The 1.8GB update brings everything that’s part and parcel of Android 10 and One UI 2.0. You can check out our One UI 2.0 feature focus series to find everything there is to know about Samsung’s new custom skin. The update also comes with the January 2020 security patch. It’s currently rolling out over-the-air and is also available for download from our firmware section.

Those who haven’t received the update notification on their handsets already should expect to do so in a few hours. They’ll most certainly be very happy that Samsung isn’t making them wait for too long in order to get the latest Android update.

FirmwarePhone Android 10One UI 2.0Samsung Galaxy S9United States
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