Samsung NZ has recently rolled out the Android 10 based One UI 2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones in New Zealand. The update is rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e models which have started receiving the updates since 18th December 2019.
If you are in New Zealand and have not received the Android 10 update yet for your Galaxy S10 model, you can manually download it by heading to your Galaxy phone Settings-> Software Update-> Download and install.
Samsung Android 10 Update Details:
Samsung NZ has released the below Android 10 based One UI 2 software builds for Galaxy S10 models.
Software Build : G975FXXU3BSKO ( S10+)
Android version: Android 10 (Q)
Android 10 Update Size: 1979.05 MB
Release Date: 18-Dec-2019
Security patch level: 01-Dec-2019
New Features With Android 10 Update In Samsung Galaxy S10 Phones
Samsung has designed a consistent One UI 2 based on Android 10 with lot of new features. It provides streamlined experience for the Samsung Galaxy S10 users with this new update. The highlighted features of this new Android 10 update by Samsung NZ are as below:
Dark mode Enhanced image, text, and colour adjustments for day and night environments. Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.
Icons and colours Clearer app icons and system colours. Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.
Smoother animations Enhanced animations with a playful touch.
Full screen gestures Added new navigation gestures.
Refined interactions Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement. Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.
One-handed mode New ways to access One-handed mode: double tap the Home button or swipe down in the center of the bottom of the screen. Settings moved to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.
Accessibility High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved. Listen to live speech and display it as text.
Better text over wallpapers See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.
Media and devices Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices. Media: Control music and videos playing on your phone as well as other devices. Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.
Device care The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information. Added battery limit setting and other enhancements for Wireless PowerShare.
Digital wellbeing Set goals to keep your phone usage in check. Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone. Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.
Camera Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen. Provided a More tab so you can quickly access hidden modes from the preview screen. Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.
Internet Customize the quick menu to get instant access to the features you use the most. Get more information from the app bar. Install add-ons from the Galaxy Store to get even more features.
Samsung Contacts Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.
Calendar Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event. Ringtones can be used for event alerts.
Reminder More options are available for repeating reminders. Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time. Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups. Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.
My Files Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake. Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly. You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.
Calculator Added speed and time units to the unit converter.
Connected car Android Auto is now preloaded.
How To Download And Upgrade Samsung One UI 2 on Android 10?
You can either wait for the automatic notification related to Software Update to appear on your Samsung phone or you can download it manually by heading to Settings-> Software Update-> Download and install. If you are in New Zealand, you should be able to download it right away on your Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e phones.
Though this update should not effect your personal data, Samsung recommends to take backup of your phone data before updating Android on your phone.
Once the download of Update is completed, you will be presented with the below 2 options:
1. Schedule Install
2. Install Now
As you will not be able to use your phone during the update, so consider a time when you don't have to place any calls or are not expecting any calls. The best option is to select Schedule Install and schedule it for late night.
The Android 10 update took around 30 mins to install on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ phone, so it should not take more than an hour on any Samsung Galaxy S10 series phone as these are the high specs phone with high performance.
You might want to update the apps including Calculator, Samsung Internet, Samsung Health and Samsung Notes manually as they need to be updated individually after the Android 10 update.