Samsung continues improving their update game, and continues to beat their proposed update schedules, with their Note 10 series now seeing the latest software months faster than last gen.
Samsung continues to hasten its update performance over its all-time delay of 10 months with their surprisingly popular One UI skin seeing its latest refresh, One UI 2.0 built on Google‘s latest (September 2019) Android 10, begin its stable rollout to Samsung’s 2019 flagship Galaxy S10 series a couple weeks ago, a month ahead of their official schedule and a month faster than the Galaxy S9 family saw Android Pie.
Well now, and again a month ahead of schedule, Samsung has begun rolling out the same One UI 2.0 update to their late-2019 flagship Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones in North America and globally, according to Samsung leaker SamMobile.
As a reminder, One UI 2.0 features only a few refinements to the already excellent original One UI experience, including an improved dark mode, while Android 10 is similarly more a refinement of the Android Pie experience with primary improvements to battery life and its own system-wide dark mode, rather than a dramatic rethink.
It’s always great to see Android OEMs improve their software support performance, and its especially encouraging to see Samsung – Android’s most popular brand by far – cut down their update delay to only a few months.
Samsung’s 2018 flagship Galaxy S9 and Note 9 smartphone families are next up for the updates, but I wouldn’t expect them until mid-January, in line with Samsung’s schedule.