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The Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly receives its first taste of Android 10

Samsung may have started rolling One UI 2.0 out to the Galaxy Fold. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung may have started rolling One UI 2.0 out to the Galaxy Fold. (Source: Samsung)
A Samsung firmware-monitoring website now claims to have detected an update to OneUI 2.0 for the Galaxy Fold. Unfortunately, it appears to be for the 4G/LTE variants of this device only thus far. In addition, its OTA appears to be aimed at the French market, although users elsewhere could install it manually.
Deirdre O Donnell,

It may surprise many to realize that the Samsung Galaxy Fold still runs Android 9.0 (Pie), especially considering its price and general new-ness. Nonetheless, the OEM has thus far failed to update the trail-blazing foldable to its more up-to-date One UI 2.0, which is based on Android 10. However, it now seems this situation is finally being addressed.

The firmware repository Samfrew has documented just such a new update for this device. However, before anyone gets ahead of themselves, it is for the SM-F900F, or the global 4G/LTE Galaxy Fold variant only. Therefore, owners of the 5G-enabled units (SM-F907x) are advised that it is not compatible with their devices.

This new 5.11GB package, known as F900FXXU3BTCD, also changes the 4G/LTE Fold's security patch level to March 2020. So far, it has reportedly only shown up as an OTA in France; however, those with SM-F900Fs in other markets could install it manually. They could do so from Samfrew or from other facilities such as XDA's Frija.

The 4G/LTE Galaxy Fold's new update. (Source: Samfrew)
The 4G/LTE Galaxy Fold's new update. (Source: Samfrew)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-26 (Update: 2020-03-26)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.