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Last major feature update One UI 2.5 arrives on Samsung Galaxy S9 in Canada

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Back in October, Samsung has started fulfilling its commitment to bring another major feature update to the older Galaxy S9 series flagships. Moving on, the One UI 2.5 version is continuously arriving for these phones in various regions.

Following this episode, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now collecting the Android 10 based One UI 2.5 update which adds plenty of new features. This firmware comes with a package size of more than 760MB, and build versions: G965WVLU8FTK and G965WVLU8FTK1 for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively.

What does One UI 2.5 brings:

For security enhancements, it also installs the November 2020 security patches. Samsung One UI 2.5 brings numerous major features but doesn’t change the user interface. It adds a Wireless DeX connection (AKA Samsung DeX) to connect with TVs without any wired connection.

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Read More: Samsung One UI 3 Features

Coming to Wi-Fi, after this software update, you’ll notice Wi-Fi connections strength as Very Fast, Fast, Normal, or Slow. Always On Display can now support bitmoji stickers, and you can now search on YouTube directly via Samsung Keyboard. The Pro Video feature of the Camera app has also been enhanced.

Samsung is not bringing Android 11 to Galaxy S9:

Following its new software update policy, Samsung has decided to not bring another platform upgrade to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. Launched with Android 8 Oreo, these devices have already received two generations of Android updates.

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HERE’S HOW TO CHECK FOR UPDATES:

  • Samsung One UI 2.5 version is ready to install on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+.
    • Open Device Settings
    • Scroll down until the Software updates option
    • Select the Download and install button.

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Samsung Galaxy A21s One UI 2.5 update has arrived, yours to download now

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As we know, Samsung has started releasing the latest version of its custom skin – One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 series globally. The One UI 3.0 is built on Google’s Android 11 and brings a new and attractive user interface, improved features, better privacy protection, and much more.

As per the One UI 3.0 update roadmap, after the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung will provide a stable One UI 3.0 beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 models. Followed by other flagships will also start receiving the One UI 3.0 update from early next year. Samsung will also start sending the Android 11 update for its mid-range and budget devices such as Galaxy A series and M series phones from March next year.

Samsung Galaxy A21s One UI 2.5 update:

Aside from the One UI 3.0, several Samsung smartphones are still receiving the One UI 2.5 update which is based on Android 10. It brings plenty of new features and system improvements. So far, several Galaxy phones have received the One UI 2.5 update and now, the company has started adding the Galaxy A21s devices to this listing.

Samsung One UI 2.5 firmware for the Galaxy A21s comes with a bunch of new features including new message settings, SOS location-sharing, as well as improvements to the camera and touchscreen for a better user experience.

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What’s new in the changelog:

  • Messages
    • A feature has been added that allows the user to call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact.
    • A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours.
  • The stability of the Camera has been improved.
  • The stability of the Touch screen has been improved.
  • The security of your device has been improved.

Related: Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11: Official Roadmap and Eligible Devices [Updated]

The One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A21s devices also installs the November 2020 security patch that increases the security level of your device to keep secure against threats and CVEs.

Here’s how to check for update:

* Firmware version – A217FXXU4BTL1

  • Device Settings
  • Software updates
  • Download and install
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