This is going to be a year to forget for Galaxy Note fans, that much has been clear for a good long while now. But should that mean not holding Samsung to the highest standard of excellence when it comes to monthly firmware releases? Absolutely not. Likewise, its wireless carrier partners need to be called out for making things needlessly difficult on the software development front.
For example, the North American models of the Galaxy Note 10 Galaxy Note 10+ are only now starting to transition to the May 1st, 2021 security patch level. Oh, and that’s only in Canada, mind you. Sucks to be on that side of the Atlantic if you’re a Galaxy Note aficionado.
Not a great year for Galaxy Note aficionados
The update itself is pretty sweet, though, as us Europeans have learned back when this firmware was meant to be released in the first place. No least because it introduces way more exciting things than the usual OS vulnerability fixes, no matter how critical.
Granted, that makes it nearly two years old by now, but that isn’t so bad for a modern smartphone. Least of all a modern Galaxy flagship and especially one that’s on a hiatus which we can only hope isn’t of the permanent variety. Meaning we’re still hoping the Galaxy Note range will get resurrected in the meantime.
As for more pressing matters, all you Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 + owners out there can start keeping an eye out for release version N970USQU6FUD9 and N975WVLU6FUD9our firmware archives. And if you’ve had enough of waiting, then simply proceed to and install the thing yourself.