What you need to know
- The stable Android 12 update is now rolling out to Galaxy S10 series phones in the U.S.
- The rollout had started in some European markets a few weeks back.
- If you have an Unlocked Galaxy S10 series phone, you'll have to wait a little longer to get the One UI 4 update.
Samsung recently started rolling out the stable Android 12 update to Galaxy S10 series phones in Europe. According to SamMobile, the update is now making its way to carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10+ phones in the U.S.
The stable Android 12-based One UI 4 build for the Galaxy S10 series arrives as version G97xUSQU6HULD and includes the January 2022 Android security patch. For now, however, it looks like the rollout is limited to Xfinity Mobile. More carrier variants of the Galaxy S10 series are likely to start receiving the update within the next few days.
If you have a Galaxy S10 series phone, you can check for the One UI 4 update by opening the Settings app and heading to Software update > Download and install. Since a wider rollout is yet to commence, it may take a few weeks for the update to reach all users.
Android 12-based One UI 4 is the last major update for Samsung's Galaxy S10 series. The phones were launched with Android 9 Pie out of the box and have received three major OS updates so far. What is also impressive is that the nearly three-year-old flagships have begun receiving the Android 12 update before many of the best Android phones of 2021.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The Galaxy S21 FE is a solid value flagship that offers smooth performance, reliable battery life, and a vibrant 120Hz flat display. You also get capable cameras and a great software experience.
It's nice to see that they're following through with their promised 3-OS update cycle. At the same time, as a Galaxy S20+ owner on T-Mobile, it's funny to see the older model get it before mine does (don't get me wrong, ideally every device should get it simultaneously).
Been checking every day, I have the same phone/carrier. Hopefully we get it before the end of the month!
Why does it take longer for unlocked phones? I honestly thought that one of the benefits of being unlocked would be faster updates controlled by Samsung. What gives?
So far, it looks like NONE of the other US carriers have the Android 12+One UI 4 update for the S10+ yet. The Sprint/T-Mobile variant hasn't been updated since the December security update...that came almost at the end of the month. 🤨🤨🧐🧐 Constantly checking hasn't done a bit of good, they just don't have the update yet.
Check again. It hit this morning for TMobile in the US.
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