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Original story (published on August 22, 2020) follows:
At its latest UNPACKED event, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The company appears to have cut many corners with the standard Note 20 which has led many enthusiasts to write-off the device as a no-go. The Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, has a lot to offer.
Further, Samsung also surprised us all by announcing that the company will now provide up to 3 OS updates for some of its devices. This is a much-needed change that other Android OEMs should also adopt. Nevertheless, the company also showed of features that come its new skin.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra come pre-loaded with One UI 2.5. This new skin does not bring any major changes or improvements. Instead, it offers a few new features such as the ability to wirelessly operate Samsung Dex on an external display along with other useful additions.
Of course, not all Samsung phones will be getting the One UI 2.5 update. Keeping that in mind, we’ve already curated a list of devices that may be eligible for One UI 2.5. Thankfully, it appears that many devices launched within the past year will be getting the new skin.
The One UI 2.5 skin is based on Android 10 itself which is the reason why several existing devices are eligible for the update. Matter of fact, the One UI 2.5 update has already begun rolling out for devices from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. At present, users in the U.S. and Europe are receiving it.
Much like any other previous system update, the One UI 2.5 skin will not be released for all devices at the same time. Moreover, the availability of the update will also vary according to the region. Thus, it can become a hassle for users to keep track of the rollout.
And as regularly PiunikaWeb readers know, we make tracking updates a lot easy with our dedicated update trackers. So in this article, we will keep track of all Samsung Galaxy devices that have picked up the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10.
Much like the One UI 2.1 update, Samsung won’t be releasing beta updates before pushing the update to users in general. So when the company decides to release the new skin for a device, it will be in its stable form.
At the time of writing this, only the Galaxy S20 series seem to have bagged the update as we mentioned above. The Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 series may be next in line to receive the update as test builds have surfaced. That being said, stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know when the update is ready for your specific unit.
Update 1 (August 24)
As expected, Samsung has now released the One UI 2.5 update with the August security patch for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip. The update is currently hitting the unlocked version of the devices in the US, with the build number BTGE and weighs in at 1157.90MB.
EE Samsung Galaxy S20 series owners are now beginning to report that the One UI 2.5 update is rolling out in the UK. However, EE UK has not yet made an official announcement regarding the rollout of the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update. For more details, head here.
Update 2 (August 25)
Samsung has now begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S20 series in South Korea and India. The update is being seeded over the air and users should begin to receive the update soon if they haven’t already. See the full story here.
The One UI 2.5 update has now made its way over to the Galaxy S20 series in South Africa. The update is rolling out with the build number BTH5 and it brings the August 2020 security patch. For more details, head here.
Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update adds the option for users to use the Samsung DeX feature wirelessly on smart TVs. However, the catch is that it will only work with smart TVs that support phone screen mirroring. The company also recommends using the feature on TV sets launched in 2019 or later. Check out more details here.
Update 3 (August 26)
Samsung Galaxy S20 series users in Canada are now beginning to receive the new One UI 2.5 update on their devices. It appears that the update is rolling out on unlocked and carrier-branded units. For more details, head here.
It also appears that the update is now live in Australia for the S20 line-up. A few users have taken to Reddit to confirm the arrival of the One UI 2.5 update on unlocked and carrier-branded models. For more details, head here.
Update 4 (August 28)
Quite recently Samsung started rolling out their latest One UI 2.5 update in several regions. We have learned via a Reddit post by a user that the update is now live in New Zealand and Italy. For more details, head here.
Samsung has now started pushing the One UI 2.5 update in Indonesia and Mexico. A user in Indonesia took to twitter posting a screenshot of the update on the Galaxy S20. SamMobile has listed that the update is also live in Mexico. Read the full story here.
While we just reported Galaxy S20 devices in Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy receiving One UI 2.5 update, here is another development coming through. The Galaxy S20 series is receiving One UI 2.5 update on Three, Vodafone & O2 in the UK. The update is also live in Germany. See the full coverage here.
The unlocked variants of the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and the Galaxy S20+ have started receiving the Android 10-based update alongside One UI 2.5. Some users have taken to Reddit that the update is now available for download. For details, click here.
Update 5 (August 29)
Samsung is on a spree rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S20 series in all the regions. The latest device to grab this update is the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in the U.S. The update follows soon after the Galaxy S20 series on Verizon and T-Mobile were upgraded to One UI 2.5. For the full story, head here.
Update 6 (August 31)
IST: 02:20 pm: According to Tizenhelp, Samsung is currently working on a trimmed-down version of One UI 2.5 which would soon be made available for the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ devices. A Samsung representative in Korea stated that due to the aged hardware on the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 series, all the functionality and features would not work as intended.
It has also been reported that Samsung will be skipping the beta-update testing phase and a fully stable version of the trimmed-down One UI 2.5 will be released for the devices after the review phase is complete.
Update 7 (September 03)
IST: 12:00 pm: Samsung has now started rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy S10 series. The update arrives with software version G973FXXU8DTH7, G975FXXU8DTH7, and G970FXXU8DTH7 for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e respectively. It is initially being rolled out in Germany and should soon be available in other regions. Read the full story here.
IST: 06:05 pm: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is another device which has started receiving the One UI 2.5 update although for a limited number of users in Spain. The update is expected to rollout in other regions in the upcoming days.
IST: 09:42 pm: The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have now started receiving the One UI 2.5 update in Germany. Alongside, the update is also being pushed to the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G and Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Switzerland and Spain respectively. More details here.
Update 8 (September 04)
IST: 03:47 pm: A user took to Reddit the WhatsApp chat screenshot of a random user who wanted to know the status of One UI 2.5 update on their Galaxy A50 device. The Samsung Official Helpline said that the update should arrive sometime by end of September. See the full details here.
Update 9 (September 05)
IST: 11:50 am: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is now receiving the One UI 2.5 update as version G770FXXU3CTH4 in Spain. Nevertheless, some features like wireless DeX functionality and some camera features are missing. Check out the full story here.
Update 10 (September 07)
IST: 12:30 pm: It appears that the much-awaited One UI 2.5 update (Android 10-based) is soon going to land on the Galaxy Note 9 devices. Head here for more details.
IST: 13:15 pm: After installing the One UI 2.5 updates Samsung Galaxy S20 users have been facing GPS tracking-related issues, wherein the device doesn’t track movements well. You may read the complete story here.
Update 11 (September 08)
IST: 11:25 am: It appears that Samsung has quietly added sound to Motion Photos with the One UI 2.5 update according to a report. Prior to this, users could not capture sound with Motion Photos.
It also seems that the One UI 2.5 update has broken GCAM on the Galaxy S20 series. Reportedly, many users are claiming that most GCAM ports crash or simply don’t work since there are some changes in RAW Capture permissions with the One UI 2.5 update.
IST: 12:51 pm: Samsung has released the One UI 2.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series in many regions. You can check out all the details regarding the availability here.
IST: 01:59 pm: The One UI 2.5 update is being released for the Galaxy Note 10 series and the Galaxy S20 series as well in many regions. You can check out the availability of the update for the Note 10 series here and for the S20 series here.
Update 12 (September 09)
IST: 02:33 pm: According to Samsung executive, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 series devices in the US might start receiving the One UI 2.5 update in October. In contrast, the update has been released for the S10 series in India. See the full story here.
IST: 03:04 pm: Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S10 series in the UK. The new update comes with the build number DTH7 and is available over the air. For more details, head here.
IST: 03:10 pm: It appears that Samsung may be close to releasing the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S9 duo as a new test build has popped up. See the full story here.
Update 13 (September 10)
IST: 10:22 am: It seems that Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Tab S6 LTE in In Germany with build number BTI1. Further, the update has also been released for the Galaxy S20 in Hong Kong according to user reports.
Update 14 (September 11)
IST: 06:45 pm: The One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 9 devices looks far as the phones are now picking up the September security patch instead.
Update 15 (September 14)
IST 01:54 pm: According to information shared by moderators on Samsung’s community forum, the Galaxy S9/S9+ and the Galaxy Fold are exected to get the One UI 2.5 update in October. Further, the Galaxy Fold may get some features introduced on the Galaxy Fold 2. See more details here.
IST 02:07 pm: Samsung has officially announced that the Apps Panel feature will be rolled out to devices running the company’s One UI 2.5 skin. Devices that won’t get One UI 2.5 will get the feature via the One UI 3.0/One UI 3.1 update. See more details here.
IST 07:06 pm: According to a user report on Reddit, it appears that Samsung has released the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S10e in Poland. It’s highly likely that other devices from the S10 family may get or are getting the update in Poland too. See more details here.
Update 16 (September 15)
IST 02:11 pm: Samsung has now begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S10 Lite in India. The update also brings the September security patch to the device. For more details, head here.
IST 04:36 pm: A moderator on Samsung’s Korea community forum has provided some details regarding the upcoming build of Good Lock. Apparently, Wonderland, MultiStar, Home Up, and other modules will be getting new features. Head here for more details.
Update 17 (September 16)
IST 12:15 pm: Samsung has released the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 series in India and Mexico. Further, the update is also rolling out in Spain, Southeast Europe, Switzerland, and the Netherlands among other regions in Europe.
IST 01:44 pm: According to some user reports, it seems that Samsung has added the Live Caption feature to the Galaxy Note 10 series along with a few other devices with the update to One UI 2.5. Head here to know more.
Update 18 (September 17)
IST 01:50 pm: It appears that Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in India. A user has taken to Samsung’s community forum to confirm the same.
Update 19 (September 18)
IST 04:10 pm: Latest user reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy S10 devices in Sweden are now getting the One UI 2.5 update.
Update 20 (September 19)
IST 12:10 pm: Reports suggest that the Android 10 update (version T727AUCU1BTH2) hitting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e units on the AT&T network also brings along the One UI 2.5 goodies.
IST 12:25 pm: Samsung’s One UI 2.5 is now getting the latest designs from Unicode 13, adding around 116 new emojis including pinched fingers, boba tea, a cute beaver and many more.
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