Notebookcheck

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.

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)

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 03 > The Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly receives its first taste of Android 10
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.