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Samsung mistakenly released Russian s/w update in UK, apologized later

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Recently, Samsung has mistakenly released a new software update to the Galaxy consumers in the US, which installs some applications guided by the Russian government. The company has swiftly apologized for it and said that this was just a notification error, while there’s no Russian app installed on the phone.

Per the BBC report, a UK citizen namely Andrew Edmans bought a second-hand Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone from Amazon, three weeks ago, and then received a firmware update reminder. Just after seeing the changelog of the latest software update, he noticed the words in the update content:

“As part of the implementation of the requirements of Decree No. 1867 of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 18, 2020, the download of mandatory applications has been added. Some of these applications are only available in It can only be installed when the device is reset to factory settings.”

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Following this, Edmans reached out to Samsung and the company representatives promised to reply within 48 hours, but he did not receive a reply afterward. Therefore, Edmans again contacted the consumer support of Samsung four days later.

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Finally, a technician remotely accessed his mobile phone and stated that he had never seen it before. After that, the problem was reported to Samsung headquarters, and Edmans was eventually told that this was a “notification error.”

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Here’s what Samsung said to BBC:

“We can confirm that due to a technical error, the wording of the information is incorrect and a limited number of UK customers will receive it. The upgrade received is unique to the UK, and no third-party apps from Russia have been installed on On the device, or have the opportunity to enter the device itself, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

It’s noteworthy that Russia passed a law in April this year, requiring that smartphones, computers, and smart TVs sold in the country be installed with Russian alternative software for normal software.

The purpose is to help Russian software companies promote their software. Since then, Samsung has added these applications to its smartphones in Russia through firmware updates.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Update: October 2021 security patch released in India

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Way back in February 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 flagships on the occasion of the 10th-anniversary of the Galaxy S-series. This range introduces various smartphones including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G.

Pre-equipped with Android 9-based One UI 1.1, the Galaxy S10 series is eligible for at least three years of Android OS upgrades, courtesy of the new Samsung update policy 2020. Major updates aside, the entire Galaxy S10 series is also eligible for four years of regular security updates.

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If you want to check for the latest update manually, head to your device Settings tap on Software updates and finally hit the Download and install button.

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You can check the latest security patch content on the official Samsung security update page and eligibility on the scope page.

October 22: October 2021 Security Patch India

The Galaxy S10 series devices now receiving the October 2021 security update in India. However, the firmware versions of these releases are the same as the European variants. [Source]

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October 19: October 2021 Security Patch

Samsung has begun releasing the latest software update to the Galaxy S10 series smartphone users. As expected, the update installs October 2021 Android and One UI patches for better system stability and security. Currently, the update is rolling out in several European countries. [Source]

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Software versions:

  • Galaxy S10e – G970FXXSDFUI5
  • Galaxy S10 – G973FXXSDFUI5
  • Galaxy S10 Plus – G975FXXSDFUI5
  • Galaxy S10 5G – G977BXXSAFUI5
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Samsung Galaxy A51 Update: October 2021 security patch rolling out in India

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In early last year, Samsung announced a new mid-range Galaxy A series smartphone – Galaxy A51. Following its official debut, the handset gained much response from consumers across the globe, however, its successor (A52) comes with several flagship-grade features.

Debuted along with Android 10-based One UI 2.1 under the hood, it’s one of the selected Galaxy A series phones that are eligible for three years of Android OS upgrades. At the same time, this mid-range smartphone is currently getting new security patch updates on a monthly basis. Therefore,

In this article, we will cover every latest (major + minor) software update released for the Galaxy A52 anywhere across the globe.

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October 22: October 2021 Security Patch

The Galaxy A51 smartphone users in India have started to receive the latest October 2021 security patch through a new firmware update in India. It comes with PDA build number – A515FXXU5EUJ2, and improves the overall system security with brining patches to dozens of bugs and issues. [Source]

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Update: October 2021 security update (India)

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Galaxy S20 FE

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is Samsung’s last year’s flagship killer smartphone, which comes with several flagship-grade capabilities at comparatively lesser pricing. Launched back in September 2020, the S20 FE came pre-installed with One UI 2.5 on top of Android 10 operating system.

Later on, the Korean tech giant confirmed its software update support which includes three major OS upgrades and four years of regular security patches. When it comes to security updates, the Galaxy S20 FE is eligible to get updated to newer Android patches every month. Hence –

In this article, we will cover every latest (major + minor) software update released for the Galaxy A52 anywhere across the globe.

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October 21: October 2021 Security Patch – India

Samsung’s October 2021 security patch update is now rolling out for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone users in India. The update comes with the version number – G781BXXS4CUI1, while the changelog shows just a single revision that is – The security of your device has been improved. [Source]

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