According to some reports, Android 10 is now starting to be deployed for the German Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 + and those of Verizon’s Xfinity network in the United States. The new update brings a stable update from One UI 2.0 to more Samsung devices.
The new update may also include the January 2020 security patch. This deployment predates Samsung’s recent roadmap, which promised to start around February. Either way, this is great news for users who have been waiting for it forever.
In addition, the new update with the software version N960USQU3DTA4 begins deployment of the Galaxy Note 9 sold in the United States. Like the Galaxy S9 / S9 +, this new update also includes the January 2020 security patch. However, the update will still depend on your local carrier. So others can start receiving it, while others are still in the queue.
This confirmation came from Reddit users from the U.S. and Germany sharing information about the update they received on their Galaxy S9 and S9 +.
The new update weighs around 2 GB, which is fair enough for major operating system upgrades. It adds improvements to the dark mode for improved picture, text and color settings for day and night environments. This new update also allows the use of wallpapers, widgets and dark alarms when dark mode is activated.
Other features include:
- Lighter application icons and system colors
- Improved layout for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space
- Improved sharing
- Smoother animations and full screen gestures among others
This update indicates that the large US operators are already examining the update package for the deployment of their localized versions.
To check if the Android 10 update is now available for your device, go to settings then click Software update. Your phone should be able to recover the deployment once available. If no update appears, you should be able to receive early February as promised by Samsung.
If you’re particularly impatient, you can manually download and flash the update to your device using the firmware from SamMobile Archives. However, you will lose your data during the process, so we recommend that you make a backup before continuing. There is also a possibility of bootloop if you have failed the process. So do it at your own risk.