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Samsung rival Oppo bringing memory expansion with new ColorOS 11 update

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Tab S9 series receiving May 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 May 2024 update

Samsung has begun releasing the May 2024 security update for the Galaxy Tab S9 series. The update is available in Europe and the company will soon make it available in more countries.

The fresh software update brings system security improvements, stability optimization, bug fixes, and functional enhancement to provide a better experience. It is just a regular update so it does not include any new features or changes except a security maintenance patch.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra are getting a May 2024 security update with One UI build ending with BXE3.

If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.

Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE grabs May 2024 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE May 2024 update

Samsung has pushed the May 2024 security update for the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. The update installs the latest Android security patch to improve system security and stability. It arrives with One UI build version S711USQS4CXE2.

The company is sending 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.

At the moment, the May 2024 security update is available for Samsung Galaxy S23 FE on the Verizon network carrier in the US. The Korean tech giant could soon release this update in more countries.

Users of the Galaxy S23 FE can check and install the latest update by following a few easy steps mentioned below.

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll and tap Software update
  • Finally, hit the Download and install

If you have received the latest update, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your smartphone.

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May 2024 update for Galaxy S23 series, Z Flip 5 live in India

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Samsung Galaxy S23 May 2024 update India

Samsung is expanding the May 2024 security update for Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones in India. The update comes with fixes for several vulnerabilities and improves the stability for better performance.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones are receiving a May 2024 update in India with One UI builds mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S23 – S911BXXS5CXDE
  • Galaxy S23 Plus – S916BXXS5CXDE
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra – S918BXXS5CXDE
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731BXXS2CXE2

According to the official details, the May 2024 patch fixes 45 vulnerabilities, out of which Google has addressed 33. It includes 3 vulnerabilities as Critical and 26 as High-level. The patch also has 25 Samsung-specific enhancements.

It is just an incremental update, so it does not bring new features or changes except security maintenance. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take some time to reach all models.

Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. If you have received the update then you can install it by following the on-screen instructions.

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