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Samsung Galaxy A12 receives new s/w update, two months after Android 11 (One UI 3.1)

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Samsung Galaxy A12 Update

Samsung Galaxy A12 smartphone begun collecting a new software update two months after shifting to Android 11-based One UI 3.1 version. The latest update focuses on fixing the issues that appeared after the major Android switch.

According to the changelog, the new s/w update for the Galaxy A12 brings improvements to the phone’s Wi-Fi connectivity and stability. At the same time, it also nourishes the overall device, system functions, and stock applications stability for a better user experience.

Changelog

  • Wi-Fi connectivity and stability have been improved.
  • Overall stability of functions improved.

Identified via PDA version number: A125FXXU1BUFA/A125MUBU1BUF9, the new Galaxy A12 update making its way to Indian, German, and Brazillian markets. However, it installs the older security patch released in May 2021 for enhanced user privacy.

Galaxy A12 Android 11 One UI 3.1

Back in February 2021, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A12 smartphone at a budget pricing globally. It ships with the Android 10-based One UI Core 2.5 out of the box. Just after three months of its market debut, the company released the first major software update in the form of Android 11 for this budget device.

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With the Android 11, Samsung also delivered major UI changes and a collection of new features such as Private Share, better multitasking, re-imagined user interface, revamped lock screen/home screen/app drawer/recents menu, Eye Comfort Sheild, improved network connectivity as well as privacy and more.

Galaxy A12 s/w support, better than OnePlus 6

Just like the OnePlus 6 flagship, the Galaxy A12 budget phone is eligible for two major Android OS upgrades, which makes it a great deal instead of wasting money purchasing Chinese phones that are still waiting for the second/last Android switch.

Coming back, Samsung is rolling out the new Galaxy A12 s/w update gradually so it may take a bit longer to be available for every unit internationally. If you live in India, Brazil, or Germany, then check for updates manually by opening device Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install.

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 getting first firmware update based on One UI 5.1

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Samsung Galaxy S23 update

Samsung launched Galaxy S23 smartphones with One UI 5.1 earlier this month. Now, the company is releasing the first software update for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra devices.

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The new update installs January 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability to provide better performance. Notably, this is the first update based on the newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI i.e. One UI 5.1.

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The update is currently rolling out for locked Galaxy S23 smartphones on the Verizon Mobile network in the US. The company will soon expand this update to all Galaxy S23 device users.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Update

January 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones come with S911USQU1AWA6, S916USQU1AWA6, and S918USQU1AWA6 respectively.

To install the latest update on your new Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone, open Settings >> tap on Software Updates >> click on Download and install >> follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.

Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 5.1

Samsung Galaxy S23 series launched with a new design, powerful processor, the latest software, high camera capabilities, and a bunch of new features. All the models of this series come pre-installed with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.

One UI 5.1 smartphone comes with a bundle of new features including Bixby text English support, new gallery options, a Battery Widget, an enhanced weather widget, new camera effects, Expert RAW quick access, and more.

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Samsung introduces February 2023 security update, out for Galaxy Note 20 5G/LTE [Updated]

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February 8: Expanding in Germany

Samsung pushed the latest February 2023 Android security patch to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users in Germany. The update can be verified through the software version ending GWB1, you can now check for the update on your device as well.

February 7: For LTE…

Samsung begins delivering the February 2023 Android security patch update for the LTE version of Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones with a build version ending with GWB1.

It is currently released in Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay, however, the company should soon expand it.

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February 6: For 5G…

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series starts getting February 2023 security update in Switzerland. It makes the Galaxy Note 20 series the first Android device in the world to grab the most up-to-date security patch.

According to the information, the February 2023 update comes with PDA software versions: N981BXXS5GWB1 and N986BXXS5GWB1 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, respectively.

Since the update rollout has just begun, the company will expand the availability gradually. Moreover, the details of Samsung’s February patch are yet to be published, which is expected to release by the end of this week.

How to install new firmware:

To download and install a new firmware update on your Samsung device, head toward system Settings. Once done, find the Software update tab, hit the Download and install button and follow the on-screen instructions.

One UI 5.1:

At the Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung showcased the new One UI 5.1 software version as a new Android 13 skin. It’s confirmed that the Galaxy Note 20 series will get the One UI 5.1 features and changes through a firmware update.

It’s expected that the Korean tech giant would offer select Galaxy S23 camera features to older Galaxy devices. However, the One UI 5.1 would be the last major One UI upgrade for the Galaxy Note 20 series.

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Samsung is currently offering exciting pre-order benefits on the new Galaxy S23 series smartphones. The new phones are packed with the world’s fastest Snapdragon chipset and the latest software system for great experiences.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gets new software update, raise to wake gesture bug fixed?

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Samsung Watch 4 raise to wake update

Last month, Samsung rolled out a big featured-rich update for the Galaxy Watch 4 customers, which reportedly damaged the ‘raise to wake’ gesture of the device. Now the company is dispatching a new software update for Galaxy Watch 4 wearables, does it fixes the raise to wake gesture bug?

Samsung is releasing the second January 2023 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Bluetooth variant. The official changelog for this update only mentions improvements for system security and stability, however, there seems a chance that it also carries a fix for the known raise to wake gesture issue for the Galaxy Watch 4 customers.

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Raise to wake issue:

Various users of Galaxy Watch 4, as well as Watch 5, has reported irregular behavior of the raise to wake feature of their watches. Every time they lift their wrist to wake up the watch, the screen turns off almost immediately.

It only stays on for a couple of seconds, leaving users unable to see the time properly. Nothing was detected even after full diagnostics on the watch. Hopefully, the latest update for the watch has resolved this problem and fixed this useful feature.

Samsung Watch 4 raise to wake update

Anyways, the fresh software update for Galaxy Watch 4 Bletooth series is currently live in South Korea. However, the company should not take much time in spreading it to more users. The software version of this update ends with GWB1.

You can now check if the update is available for your smartwatch. To do so, go to Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch settings >> Watch software update >> Download and install.

If an update is available, tap the “Update now” option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap “Install now”.

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