Samsung Galaxy A50, A50s Android 10 update, security updates and more: Android 10 available in Canada too, but not for Sprint and Verizon; May patch released

Samsung Galaxy A50

If you have bought a Samsung Galaxy A50 at Verizon, you may already be wondering when it will receive the Android 10 update, formerly Android Q. Well, we are gonna discuss the eligibility and release date of the A50’s Android 10 update here, but also much more than that. You see, security updates are equally important. So, here we will also be keeping track of all the monthly security patches that Samsung and Verizon release for the A50.

When will Samsung release Android 10 for A50

  • April 08: Released for the A50 handsets in Canada
  • March 16: Released for A50 handsets too
  • February 13: Android 10 released for A50s
  • The A50 sets may also receive Android 11 update

The Android 10 update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A50 as build BTC4, with the software version being A505FDDU4BTC4. The Android 10 update is also available for the Samsung Galaxy A50s, coming in as build BTB2, and the full software version being A507FNXXU3BTB2.

Launched with Android Pie, both the A50 and A50s, both the sets have received the Android 10 update from Samsung. And we think they are a candidate for the Android 11 update too like the flagship handsets, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.

However, when you talk about the Sprint and Verizon A50, the carriers will be doing some testing of their own, and thus have a say in the release date too. Because of the extra testing, the Android 10 update for Sprint and Verizon A50 handsets might be delayed by some time. Hence, for the Sprint and Verizon A50, the Android 10 update could begin rolling out in April-May 2020.

One UI 2.0 Quick Settings Panel
Galaxy S9 running Pie (left) | Galaxy S10 running Android 10 (right)

One UI 2.0

Samsung’s Pie update came with the company’s custom skin called One UI. Now, the Android 10 update is arriving as One UI 2.0, a successor to the original One UI OS. Of course, it’s similar to the original One UI, and there are not many changes in the new version, but you will get some new features like Link to Windows, native Screen Recorder, new navigation gestures, slightly redesigned Quick Settings panel UI, etc.

The One UI 2 update is available for both the A50 and A50s handsets as part of the Android 10 update, which has been released for both the devices now.

Global A50s update

Release date Software version — Changelog
13 Feb 2020 BTB2 — Android 10 update with One UI 2; February 2020 security patch
Full software version: A507FNXXU3BTB2

Global A50 update

Release date Software version — Changelog
04 May 2020 A505FNXXS4BTCA — May 2020 security patch
16 Mar 2020 A505FDDU4BTC4 — Android 10 update with One UI 2; February 2020 security patch
11 Nov 2019 A505FNXXS3ASK9 — Fingerprint recognition algorithm improvement, November 2019 security patch
04 Oct 2019 A505FDDS2ASI3 — October 2019 security patch
09 Sep 2019 A505FDDU2ASH4 — August 2019 security patch

Sprint A50 update

Release date Software version — Changelog
24 Feb 2020 A505USQS4ATA2 — February 2020 security patch
21 Oct 2019 A505USQU2ASI6 — October 2019 security patch
15 Jun 2019 A505USQU1ASEL — May 2019 security patch

Verizon A50 update

Release date Software version — Changelog
27 Dec 2019 A505USQS3ASL4 — December 2019 security patch
03 Dec 2019 A505USQS3ASK1 — November 2019 security patch, Improved fingerprint recognition algorithm
16 Oct 2019 A505USQS2ASI5 — October 2019 security patch
30 Aug 2019 A505USQU2ASH2 — August 2019 security patch
13 Jun 2019 A505USQU1ASEL — May 2019 security patch

US Unlocked Galaxy A50 Update

Release date Software version — Changelog
02 Nov 2019 A505U1UEU2ASJ2 — October 2019 security patch


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