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Original story (published on August 22, 2020) follows:
At its latest UNPACKED event, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The company appears to have cut many corners with the standard Note 20 which has led many enthusiasts to write-off the device as a no-go. The Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, has a lot to offer.
Further, Samsung also surprised us all by announcing that the company will now provide up to 3 OS updates for some of its devices. This is a much-needed change that other Android OEMs should also adopt. Nevertheless, the company also showed of features that come its new skin.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Note 20 Ultra come pre-loaded with One UI 2.5. This new skin does not bring any major changes or improvements. Instead, it offers a few new features such as the ability to wirelessly operate Samsung Dex on an external display along with other useful additions.
Of course, not all Samsung phones will be getting the One UI 2.5 update. Keeping that in mind, we’ve already curated a list of devices that may be eligible for One UI 2.5. Thankfully, it appears that many devices launched within the past year will be getting the new skin.
The One UI 2.5 skin is based on Android 10 itself which is the reason why several existing devices are eligible for the update. Matter of fact, the One UI 2.5 update has already begun rolling out for devices from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. At present, users in the U.S. and Europe are receiving it.
Much like any other previous system update, the One UI 2.5 skin will not be released for all devices at the same time. Moreover, the availability of the update will also vary according to the region. Thus, it can become a hassle for users to keep track of the rollout.
And as regularly PiunikaWeb readers know, we make tracking updates a lot easy with our dedicated update trackers. So in this article, we will keep track of all Samsung Galaxy devices that have picked up the One UI 2.5 update based on Android 10.
Much like the One UI 2.1 update, Samsung won’t be releasing beta updates before pushing the update to users in general. So when the company decides to release the new skin for a device, it will be in its stable form.
At the time of writing this, only the Galaxy S20 series seem to have bagged the update as we mentioned above. The Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 series may be next in line to receive the update as test builds have surfaced. That being said, stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know when the update is ready for your specific unit.
Update 1 (August 24)
As expected, Samsung has now released the One UI 2.5 update with the August security patch for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip. The update is currently hitting the unlocked version of the devices in the US, with the build number BTGE and weighs in at 1157.90MB.
EE Samsung Galaxy S20 series owners are now beginning to report that the One UI 2.5 update is rolling out in the UK. However, EE UK has not yet made an official announcement regarding the rollout of the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 update. For more details, head here.
Update 2 (August 25)
Samsung has now begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy S20 series in South Korea and India. The update is being seeded over the air and users should begin to receive the update soon if they haven’t already. See the full story here.
The One UI 2.5 update has now made its way over to the Galaxy S20 series in South Africa. The update is rolling out with the build number BTH5 and it brings the August 2020 security patch. For more details, head here.
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