Recently, one of Samsung’s major Chinese opponents made a big announcement regarding the memory expansion of its old phones. According to the info, Oppo started releasing a new ColorOS 11-based memory expansion firmware update that expands the memory of smartphones in GBs.
The report further suggests that after installing the new OTA update, the memory of old models will be expanded up to 7GB at the same time, phones with 12GB memory can achieve performance similar to the phones with 19GB memory.
Rivals choosing back door to chase Samsung
Aside from Xiaomi, Oppo is the biggest competitor of Samsung in the global smartphone market. A few days ago, a Canalys report revealed that the Korean tech giant led the world with the highest units shipment, while Xiaomi overtook Apple and grabbed the 2nd spot.
As Apple slipped to the 3rd position, Oppo managed its fourth spot by grabbing 10% of the total market share with 28% year-on-year growth. Following Samsung’s software support, rivals like Oppo and OnePlus have also promised three Android OS upgrades for their select models.
As the competition is becoming tough in the global smartphone market, Samsung needs a solid strategy in terms of everything such as software updates, Android OS upgrades, better after-sales, and regional pricing in order to maintain the crown of the global smartphone market leader.
What’s memory expansion?
Oppo revealed that memory expansion technology is an auxiliary function. When the running memory is not enough while using the smartphone, a part of the storage space can be temporarily used as the running memory.
As result, smartphones can open more applications at the same time even without performance reduction in order to make the best use of the mobile phone configuration and most efficient operation.
How Oppo consumers can enable memory expansion after update?
Eligible users can expand the running memory of their Oppo smartphone by opening device Settings followed by About phone. With the updated ColorOS 11 version, you can find a new option to select the needed expansion memory size under the memory expansion section and restart the phone after selection.
Eligible Oppo phones for memory expansion
According to Oppo, all the Find X2 series, Reno4 series, Reno3 series as well as Oppo A series and K series devices supports memory expansion technology. However, Oppo is releasing this s/w update to Find X2 series models widely, while the Oppo Reno4 series grabbing it gradually.
Source – MyDrivers
Samsung Galaxy M32 gets new update without August 2022 patch [U]
Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy M32 smartphones that installs the July 2022 Android security patch, instead of August. The device received the July 2022 patch earlier this month, however, the new firmware [M325FXXU4BVH2] also brings the same for Galaxy M32.
In the meantime, the company is also fixing dozens of privacy and security-related issues and exploits in order to enhance the overall device’s performance. As per the official support page, these vulnerabilities include 3 critical and 20 high levels of CVE and SVE items from Google and Samsung.
Besides device stability improvements, there’s nothing in the official changelog. Previously, the device gained an Android 12-based One UI 4.1 upgrade that installs various new features along with countless improvements and customization options to provide users with a flagship-level feel.
The 2nd July 2022 update is rolling out to the Galaxy M32 devices in India, however, it might have included fixes for some critical bugs or issues instead of the August patch. The device is scheduled to get its next firmware update after about three months.
If you are using Galaxy M32 in India, You can now get access to the new changes by heading over to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. Wait for a while for the device to check the available activity, once appeared, fetch it to your phone by following the easy steps mentioned on your screen.
Samsung pushes August 2022 security update to Galaxy S10 in over 6 countries
Currently, the Galaxy S10 August 2022 security update rollout is happening in several European countries including Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, and the Nordic region.
Samsung’s August 2022 security update brings fixes for several bugs and issues alongside 31 SVE items including MAC address leak issues, Samsung DeX and Knox issues, and improper access control security buds.
Aside from these highlighting issues, Samsung’s August 2022 security update might also include further system security and stability improvements for the Galaxy S10 series devices.
Consumers in corresponding smartphone markets can identify the August 2022 patch via build versions: G970FXXSGHVH2, G973FXXSGHVH2, and G975FXXSGHVH2 for Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, respectively.
Recently, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones, globally. Both of these devices bring top-grade hardware and the latest software installed by default.
Additionally, Samsung’s bringing big benefits to purchasing the new foldable smartphones such as trade-in credits, Watch 4 Classic for a minimal cost, Samsung Care+ protection, and more.
As the Galaxy S10 series is now shifted to a quarterly updates schedule, Samsung will end official support within two years. Also, these devices will spend their remaining time on the Android 12-based One UI 4.1.1 software.
To check for software updates manually on your Galaxy, navigate to the system Settings, followed by Software updates. Here, you will get Download and install button, simply press it and let your phone fetch a new OTA.
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Samsung August 2022 Security Patch Update Tracker
Yet again, Samsung has begun rolling out the new – August 2022 Android security patch updates to its eligible Galaxy devices ahead of time. On July 28, the Korean firm released its first August 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra smartphones.
The company is further expanding the latest software update to its eligible Galaxy phones and tablets. Meanwhile, it has also uncovered the August 2022 patch details in the first week of August, which introduces a handful of improvements to the overall system alongside fixing various privacy and security-related vulnerabilities.
Besides the monthly security patch, Samsung has recently released its first Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta for the Galaxy S22 series phones in select regions. While the Galaxy S21 is next in line, the Galaxy S20, Fold 3, Flip 3, and some other devices are also expected to get the beta version in the coming time.
Moving on, this article is dedicated to Samsung’s August 2022 patch. Inside you can see all the Galaxy phones and tablets that have so far got access to the fresh firmware update. We will frequently update this tracker to give the latest information on the topic.
Samsung August 2022 Security Updates
Galaxy Z series
Galaxy S series