Update: November 2, 2020 (11:30 PM ET): Samsung is now rolling out the November security patch to the Galaxy Note 20 series. According to SamMobile, the update does not add anything new to the phones except for the security fixes.
Galaxy Note 20 users should also know that this update is for phones running the One UI 2.5 software, not those running the One UI 3.0 public beta.
Original article: August 7, 2020 (2:42 AM ET): Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 update hub! Here you’ll find all the latest information about software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We’ll list the current software version for each phone and also regularly update this hub when new updates roll out.
Samsung usually does an excellent job of rolling out important updates simultaneously for all versions of its flagships. However, keep in mind that different versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might receive updates at different times. So you might see a discrepancy in updates for unlocked and carrier-branded versions of the phones.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra updates
- Current stable version: Android 10
- When will Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra get Android 11?: Q4 2020 (Estimated)
- How many updates will Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra receive?: Three major software updates
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra on August 5. Pre-orders for the two 2020 Note flagships went live on August 6. Both phones will be available via carriers and retailers starting August 21. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both feature Android 10-based One UI 2.5 out of the box.
Samsung has already opened the beta program for One UI 3.0 based on Android 11, so you can expect the Galaxy Note 20 duo to get the new software by the end of 2020. The company has also promised three major Android versions for the phones, so you’re all set till Android 13.
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now receiving their first software update even before they hit store shelves. So anyone who buys the new Notes will have this first update waiting for them.
As spotted by SamMobile, the first software update for the Galaxy Note 20 series brings stability and performance improvements. It also squashes some bugs and adds new features, but Samsung hasn’t gone into the details in the changelog. The update is almost 500MB in size and also carries the August security patches for the phones.
On September 7, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra received their second software update. The OTA update added the September Android security patches to the phones.
The next update for the Galaxy Note 20 series arrived in early October. It carried the October security patches and also added some improvements for battery life, camera stability, and dark mode features.
On October 27, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra started receiving the One UI 3.0 beta update in the US and multiple other markets including India and Germany. The update reportedly brought a bunch of new Android 11 features to the phones, including a dedicated chat section in the notifications shade as well as visual improvements to Samsung’s web browser, volume slider, home and lock screens, and contacts. The company noted in its update thread that if you rely on banking apps, you might want to wait for the stable One UI 3.0 update.
Here are the current stable versions of all Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra models.
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