Samsung’s two older flagship devices have been recently received new s/w updates in the United States. According to the info, Verizon US released December 2020 security patch to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, while the Galaxy Note 8 had received the January 2021’s security improvements.
Although it is a minor firmware update that includes newer security patches alone, it is necessary to install as every new release improves the system security, brings enhancements to the native applications and functions, fixes several unknown bugs in order to deliver a better overall user experience.
Samsung is doing good with its software updates as it has upgraded dozens of phones and tablets to the Android 11-based One UI 3.x version. Also, it is not forgetting to release new security updates and additional features to the eligible Galaxies through OTAs.
Usually, the South Korean tech giant offers three major Android upgrades to flagships and select Galaxy A series phones, while the remaining are eligible to get two platform updates. Not only OS updates, but the company also brings four years of regular security update support for devices launched since 2019.
- Galaxy S8 – G950USQU8DUD3
- Galaxy S8 Plus – G955USQU8DUD3
- Galaxy Note 8 – N950USQU8DUD2
- The current software update provides performance improvements for your device.
If you are using the Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 smartphone, then check for the updates manually by operating to your device Settings, scroll down and pick the Software updates section, and finally tap on Download and install.
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Google Play System October 2023 Update Arrives: What’s New and How to Get It
Google has kicked off an October 2023 update for its Play System, which is responsible for managing the core functionality and security of Android devices. The update arrives with improvements and bug fixes to the system, as well as some new features for the Google Play Store app.
One of the new features of this update is a redesigned app details page, which will help users discover and learn about apps that are compatible with their non-phone devices, such as tablets, smartwatches, or TVs.
Moreover, the October 2023 update for Play System brings the ability to add apps to the Google Play library directly when apps ask Google Play to download new content or functionality. These features are available through Google Play Store v37.8.
Google Play Store
- [Phone] New design on the app details page to help you discover and learn about apps for your non-phone devices.
- [Phone] You’ll be able to add apps to your Google Play library directly when apps ask Google Play to download new content or functionality.
To get the update on Samsung smartphones, you just need to visit Settings >> Security and Privacy >> Updates >> Google System Update.
Samsung Galaxy A23 gets new firmware update in the US
The new update for the Samsung Galaxy A23 smartphone comes with PDA version A236USQU4CWHC. The update is rolling out for locked models of Galaxy S23 on the T-Mobile network in the US and other carriers could get this update soon.
August 2023 security patch fixes over 70 issues, mainly related to Samsung Members, the Internet, the Galaxy Store, and more to provide a seamless and bug-free experience.
If you have received a notification of the latest update, then check and install it now through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 FE receiving September 2023 update
Samsung is rolling out the September 2023 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in the US, following India and Europe. The update is available for unlocked models of Galaxy S21 FE in the US with One UI build version G990U1UES9EWH2.
September 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in the US brings bug fixes and functional enhancements to provide a better and seamless experience. It fixes over 60 security flaws found in smartphones and tablets.
The Korean tech giant will soon make this update available for all Galaxy S21 FE models. If you have received this update, then you can install it through your smartphone’s Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.