August 04, 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 August 2021 security patch is now rolling out in European countries such as Germany via a new firmware update. Read more here
July 30, 2021: The calendar’s page of July 2021 is yet to turn and Samsung is already releasing the next month’s security patches to the Galaxy devices. Starting the Galaxy A52, the Galaxy S21 is the latest Samsung lineup to join the August 2021 security update group.
Initially, the Galaxy S21 series August 2021 security update rollout is taking place in the Chinese market, Hong Kong. The package size of this firmware is just 313MB and you can also download it through your cellular network.
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When it comes to identification, the August 2021 security update of the latest Samsung flagship series bears firmware versions: G9980ZHUWAUGE, G9960ZHUWAUGE, and G9910ZHUWAUGE for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 respectively.
To date, the Korean tech giant has not yet published the August 2021’s security bulletin that will include the details of this new firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy devices. However, it could be released in the first week of the next month, we’ll keep you updated!
Galaxy S21 One UI 4.0 Beta
Just recently, Samsung announced that the One UI 4.0 Beta is coming soon for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in South Korea. Meanwhile, the company swiftly deleted the announcement banner, which hints at a delay in the arrival of Android 12 for the latest S series flagships.
One UI 3.1.1: Well, Samsung is not ready as of now to release the Android 12 Beta for its Galaxy devices, but it’s rapidly working to distribute a new and improved One UI version i.e. the One UI 3.1.1 just after its announcement alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at August 11’s Unpacked.
How to check for updates manually
- Open device Settings
- Scroll down and tap on Software updates
- Hit the Download and install button.
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.