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[First published on September 21, 2020]

At the Galaxy 2020 Unpacked event, Samsung announced that it will be providing at least three major Android OS updates to its flagship smartphones. The new software update policy starts with the newly launched three flagship smartphones — the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Fold 2. This is applicable to the device launched with Android 9 or later.

Now, Samsung has confirmed the full list of devices that will get 3 major Android updates in their lifetimes. In an official post, Samsung confirmed a total of 38 devices will be getting 3 major Android OS updates. Previously, the company had only confirmed Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, but the full list is here officially.

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READ MORE: Here’s the list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the One UI 3.0/Android 11

Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series will get updated to Android 13. While the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series, which will get updated to Android 12.

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You can check the list of eligible Galaxy devices for the new software update policy. These devices are eligible for the 3 years of Android OS upgrade:

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SAMSUNG GALAXY S SERIES:

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 FE [NEW]
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G [NEW]
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10 Lite and upcoming S series devices

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE SERIES:

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite and upcoming Note series devices

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLDABLE DEVICES:

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Fold 5G
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Fold and upcoming Z series devices

SAMSUNG GALAXY A SERIES:

  • Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A90 5G and select upcoming A-series devices

SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLETS:

  • Galaxy Tab Active 3 – [New]
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S6 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S6
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and upcoming Tab S series devices

This is fantastic news and something everyone wanted the company to do. For the longest time, most Samsung Galaxy flagship devices get two major OS updates and two years of regular monthly security patches, and quarterly patches in the third year.

Chanakya Shrutam is the lead writer and Editor-in-chief at Sammyfans.com. He is experienced in the field of App development for Android, Machine learning, and graphics designing. Most of the time he writes news articles and stays in front of his computer but he also takes some time off to practice calligraphy with new fountain pens.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Raju Bhalerao

    October 25, 2020 at 11:18 PM

    No Samsung Tab A7 2020 in list.

  2. Addo kofi

    October 26, 2020 at 7:30 AM

    Why is it that the galaxy A21s is not included

    • Moe hashim

      October 31, 2020 at 6:16 PM

      It could be that it’s phones that are more flagship

  3. FIRST UWAYEMI LORI

    November 1, 2020 at 1:12 AM

    No A80 device?

  4. African Hardware

    November 8, 2020 at 3:31 AM

    Why not include Samsung Galaxy A70

  5. PAULA DODSON

    November 27, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    SAMSUNG GALAXY A50… WHEN??????

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LineageOS 19.0 brings Android 12 to the Galaxy S10, sorry Samsung One UI 4!

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Samsung is likely to release the stable Android 12 update for the Galaxy devices later this year. However, the first batch of devices will include the most recent flagships, the Galaxy S10 users might have to wait until early next year for the One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 update.

Meanwhile, you can still get the novelties of Google’s Android 12 operating system on your Galaxy S10 series smartphone thanks to XDA member for bringing an early LineageOS 19.0 build. If you have a good command of manual ROM flashing, you can try out the method to get Android 12 months ahead of the official release.

Get Android 12-based LineageOS 19.0 for Galaxy S10 [Exynos]

  • Codename
    • Galaxy S10e – beyond0lte
    • Galaxy S10 – beyond1lte
    • Galaxy S10 Plus – beyond2lte
    • Galaxy S10 5G – beyondx
  • Download Link – Android 12 (LineageOS 19.0) [Google Drive]

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It’s worth mentioning that the LineageOS 19.0 build based on Android 12 didn’t destroy the Galaxy S10’s key functionalities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, fingerprint reader, sound, cameras and others (including Magisk) are all reportedly working fine.

Note: VoLTE and VoWiFi features are no longer working with the initial LineageOS 19.0 build.

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Aside from this, the report says that the early build also brings support for Android 12’s monet (wallpaper-based theming system). For those unaware, the theming system creates color palettes based on the dominant color scheme of your wallpaper and applies them to Quick Settings tiles, lock screen, Settings, pop-ups, and apps.

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One UI 4 Beta ‘Bugs and Issues’ Tracker for Samsung Android 12 Update

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Back in late August, Samsung announced the One UI 4 Beta program based on Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in South Korea, followed by the US, Germany, India and the UK.

One UI Beta program is an opportunity for the Galaxy smartphone users, which lets them taste the flavor of the newest Android OS and One UI skin first, months ahead of stable release.

Along with the One UI 4 Beta announcement, Samsung confirmed that the stable Android 12 update will start releasing to the Galaxy handsets later this year, however, Google, later on, reconfirmed the arrival.

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However, the One UI 4 Beta program is currently exclusive for the Galaxy S21 users, it will be expanded to more Galaxies such as the latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 as well as the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones.

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Meanwhile, the One UI Beta program participants also facing issues while using the early release, obviously, it contains not only new features but, there are also some bugs and issues that reduced the user experience.

In this story, we will track all the One UI 4 Beta based on Android 12 issues and bugs, at the same time, we will also put the temporary fix and official acknowledgments by the company on various users reports.

One UI 4 Beta Bugs and Issues

October 15, 2021 – Galaxy S21 overheating on Camera uses

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With the stable Android 11 One UI 3.1.1 build, the device had no overheating issue at all, while it seems, the latest Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta making it hot, mostly during the Camera uses, which needs to be fixed with Beta 3. Read more

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Samsung Galaxy A21 gets Android 11 One UI 3.1 update in the US

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Samsung started releasing a new major software update for the Galaxy A21 smartphone users in the US. The latest update brings the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 version with various new features. At the same time, it installs the newer security patch released in September 2021 for better system stability.

One UI 3.1 was introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 flagship lineup, which is also based on Android 11 operating system. Instead of the One UI 3.0, Samsung has provided the 3.1 version of the One UI to most of the mid-range and budget Galaxy devices along with Android 11 update.

Galaxy A21 Android 11 update – USA

  • Software version – A215USQU5BUI4
  • Security patch – September 2021
  • One UI version – One UI 3.1

Samsung’s One UI 3.1 comes with (via SamMobile) several new features as well as a truly revamped user interface. Along with the entire system software, the One UI 3.1 also refreshes most of the native applications including Samsung Keyboard, Samsung Internet, Samsung Gallery, Samsung Calendar and more.

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To be mentioned, the September 2021 security patch brings better system stability as it fixes a number of CVEs and SVEs from Google and Samsung. However, the update is currently rolling out in batches, it will reach every Galaxy A21 unit in the coming days.

If you want to check for the latest update manually, head to your device Settings tap on Software updates and finally hit the Download and install button.

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