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Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 with May 2021 patch, improved Quick Share



Over the past few weeks, Samsung updated several flagships, mid-range, and budget devices to the latest security patch released this month. Specifically, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 received this update in the starting days of May in Europe, Asia, and so on.

Now, the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 started grabbing the May 2021 security patch with a new firmware update in the US. Along with the latest security improvements, this OTA improves the Quick Share for better file sharing between Android devices.

Rolling out in a staged manner, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 update bears build number F916USQU1DUDE. It depends on the carrier when it expands the availability of the May 2021 software update to every Z Fold 2 model in the United States.

It is important to mention that Samsung has also patched the severe vulnerability of the Qualcomm 5G modem that steals the call details and other sensitive data from the user’s smartphone. You can check out the official update log of Verizon’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 below.

What’s changing:

This software update provides:

  • The latest security patch on your device.
  • Enhancements to Quick Share for easily sharing files to other Android devices.
  • Other performance improvements.

To check for software updates manually, just open device Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install>> Install now.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models getting July 2024 update in India



Samsung Galaxy S21 FE July 2024 update India

Samsung has released the July 2024 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in India. The update is live for users of Snapdragon variants and will soon expand to Exynos models. However, Galaxy S21 FE phones already received the latest patch in the US.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models are getting the July 2024 security update in India with One UI build version G990B2XXS8GXF3. The installation package size of this update is around 339.52MB.

The Korean tech giant is releasing the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.

July 2024 patch brings fixes over 55 issues mainly related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. The update improves overall performance for a better experience.

To check new software updates manually, you just need to follow a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

Samsung releases July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21 FE

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Here’s when Samsung One UI 7 Beta (Android 15) could be coming



Samsung One UI 7 beta

Samsung announced One UI 6.1.1 in early July alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. The company is now preparing for One UI 7 Beta alongside the rollout of One UI 6.1.1 for Samsung devices. A new report for One UI 7 appeared online, revealing the release schedule of the Beta Program of the next iteration.

According to reliable tipster @universeice, the One UI 7 Beta Program will start either by the end of July or in early August 2024 for Galaxy devices. This timeline depends on the successful completion of testing phases to ensure a smooth and fewer bug experience for users.

Samsung allows its Galaxy device users to enjoy the upcoming features on their smartphones ahead of official release through the Beta Program. Soon, some flagship users will be available to enjoy One UI 7 features on their smartphones.

One UI 7 based on Android 15 already appeared on the GeekBench platform with Galaxy S24 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S23 FE, and Galaxy S21 Plus. These devices show significant performance on tested with the next software.

However, Samsung hasn’t made any official announcement regarding the One UI 7 Beta but is expected to kick off soon. Notably, the Korean tech giant confirmed the release of One UI 7 on 3rd October 2024 at SDC, with the rollout expected later that month. Stay tuned for more information.

Galaxy S21 Plus with Android 15 and One UI 7 listed on GeekBench

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One UI 6.1 for Samsung Galaxy A23 4G starts rolling out



Samsung Galaxy A23 4G One UI 6.1

Samsung has pushed an Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for Galaxy A23 4G smartphone users in Brazil. It installs a May 2024 security patch to improve security. However, this update is already rolled out for the 5G variant of this smartphone.

One UI 6.1 update for Samsung Galaxy A23 4G smartphone arrives with One UI build version A235MUBU7EXF2 and a package size of 1.9GB. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take some hours or days to reach all models.

Users can download the update to get benefits through new features and enhancements. They just need to visit your smartphone’s Settings app >> Software Update >> Download and install.

One UI 6.1 Features

Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.1 update unleashes a new way to operate or use your smartphone. Users can look forward to smoother animations, improved image clipping, fresh home screen widgets, and wallpaper editing options. The update also focuses on device longevity with more useful battery protection options.

For personalization, users can enjoy customizable alarm alerts and a more informative weather widget. Security is not left behind, with passkey support now included in Samsung Internet.

The company also improves Accessibility with a new feature that highlights objects in photos and images, making the device more user-friendly for all. While One UI 6.1 comes bundled with Galaxy AI features, it’s worth noting that these advanced capabilities remain exclusive to Samsung’s flagship models.

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