On December 30 last year, Samsung debuted its January 2022 security patch, while the mid-range Galaxy A51 became the first to grab it. Later on, the company expanded its availability to more select Galaxies, however, the January 2022 security patch details are now available on the official Samsung support page.
While Samsung is currently busy upgrading eligible smartphones to the major Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software, it’s not forgetting to provide regular security updates as well as Android patches. Do note that, the latest patch’s content is mentioned below.
However, rivals from China are also trying to match Samsung’s software update support lead by releasing the new security patch content earlier than before. Still, they (even the Android maker) are far behind when it comes to releasing new security updates in advance.
Speaking about the Android 12 update, Samsung rolled out the new One UI 4.0 to all compatible flagship Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, as well as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and old foldable.
January 2022 One UI security patch details
As per the info shared on the official security updates support page, Samsung’s January 2022 One UI security patch brings fixes for different categories of issues and exploits including 2 critical, 36 high, and 5 moderate for better device stability. At the same time, 9 CVEs are not applicable on Samsung devices.
- CVE-2021-30275, CVE-2021-30276
- CVE-2021-30270, CVE-2021-30279, CVE-2021-30278, CVE-2021-30269, CVE-2021-30283, CVE-2021-1918, CVE-2021-30274, CVE-2021-30272, CVE-2021-30282, CVE-2021-30271, CVE-2021-1894, CVE-2020-11263, CVE-2021-33909, CVE-2021-30337, CVE-2021-30335, CVE-2021-30262, CVE-2021-30267, CVE-2021-30293, CVE-2021-30273, CVE-2021-30289, CVE-2021-30268, CVE-2021-30336, CVE-2021-30303, CVE-2020-0368, CVE-2021-0971, CVE-2021-39630, CVE-2021-39632, CVE-2020-0338, CVE-2021-0934, CVE-2021-39623, CVE-2021-39620, CVE-2021-39626, CVE-2021-39629, CVE-2021-0643, CVE-2021-39628, CVE-2021-39659
- CVE-2021-0961, CVE-2021-0661, CVE-2021-0662, CVE-2021-0663, CVE-2021-0673
Already included in previous updates
Not applicable to Samsung devices
- CVE-2021-30351, CVE-2021-0675, CVE-2021-0904, CVE-2021-38204, CVE-2021-39618, CVE-2021-39621, CVE-2021-39622, CVE-2021-39625, CVE-2021-39627
Samsung Android 13: Galaxy S22, S21, S20 and S10 Lite One UI 5 Update Info
Discussions on Android 12 and its skins such as Samsung One UI 4.1 are now over as Android 13 is the new talk of the town. We shared the list of Galaxy devices that will get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update months ago, while rumors have started to surface on the web.
According to Samsung, various S series devices including the Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and S10 Lite are compatible with the One UI 5.0 version upgrade, based on Android OS 13. Starting October this year, the company will begin the rollout of its new One UI version to the Public.
Through this page, we provide you with detailed information on every eligible Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Therefore, if you have one of the S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, or S10 Lite, should bookmark this page to stay connected.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Android 13
Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series devices pre-loaded with Android 12-based One UI 4.1. The Android 13 will be the first major firmware upgrade for these devices, however, the S22 trio is eligible for 4 major OS and One UI upgrades.
- July 2
Samsung could start the One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy S22 series in the third week of this month.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 13
The Galaxy S21 series came pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 (S21 FE – Android 12) and received the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 earlier this year. Similar to the Galaxy S22 series, the last year’s flagship lineup is also compatible with 4 generations of OS upgrades.
- To be added
Samsung Galaxy S20 Android 13
In 2020, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy S20 series with monster camera capabilities for the first time in the industry. But sadly, the One UI 5 based on Android 13 is going to be the last major switch for the Galaxy S20 series including the Galaxy S20 FE.
- To be added
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Android 13
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup is no longer eligible for any major firmware update, however, the affordable variant is lucky, just like the S21 FE. The company is committed to providing the Android 13 upgrade with One UI 5 features to the Galaxy S10 Lite this year.
- To be added
Exclusive: Samsung One UI 4.1.1 will be based on Android 12L
Samsung One UI 5.0 is coming but before its public release, we will see One UI 4.1.1 custom software system. According to the company’s previous releases, the One UI 4.1.1 should be based on Android 12, however, that’s not true, the company is making a significant change this year.
Following the launch of Android 12 OS last year, Google introduced Android 12L for large screen devices, such as foldable and tablets. So far, none of the Samsung Galaxy foldable or tablets are running Android 12L, instead, they are working on Android 12-based One UI 4.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s next version of One UI 4 – One UI 4.1.1 is on its way and it will be pre-installed in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 phones. According to our sources, unlike One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 which are based on Android 12, One UI 4.1.1 will be based on Android 12L.
If you don’t believe this source, let me remind you that Samsung itself, however, indirectly confirmed that Android 12L bases One UI 4.1.1. It provided the update for the One Hand Operation+ module whose changelog clearly mentions “Support for One UI 4.1.1 (Android 12L)”.
However, it doesn’t mean that One UI 4.1.1 will be only available for Galaxy foldable and tablets, it will also provide its functionalities to select Galaxy smartphones including – Galaxy S, Note, A, M, F, as well as XCover series, check out the eligible device list here.
Android 12L One UI 4.1.1 features
Well, Samsung hasn’t confirmed the changes and new features that are coming to One UI 4.1.1. Android 12L however, brings two major changes for large-screen devices including (1) a new two-column interface for the notification shade and (2) a new taskbar UI for improved multitasking.
Samsung on its One UI 4.1.1 might also bring the improved compatibility experience for Galaxy users that Google introduced with Android 12L, which improves scaling for apps that are not optimized for large-screen devices.
[Leak] Samsung One UI 5.0 has no user interface changes over 4.1
Undoubtedly, you may have been bored with the One UI 4.1’s user interface and icons and waiting for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 to get new UI tweaks on your Samsung phone. Well, there’s bad news for those who are speculating user interface and design changes with the One UI 5.0 version, as per IceUniverse.
According to the tipster, the One UI 5.0 variant has “no changes in UI (user interface) design, icons, etc”, however, Samsung has slightly improved the animation, as reported earlier. The source even claimed that there’s no difference between the One UI 5 and One UI 4, at least, when it comes to the user interface.
Bad news, the current One UI 5.0 has no changes in UI design, icons, etc. The animation has changed slightly. Other than that, there is no difference with One UI 4. Maybe they have not been built yet and need to continue to observe.🙃
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 2, 2022
If it’s going to be true, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade will be a big disappointment for almost all Samsung consumers. Well, what’s the authenticity of this claim? Let me explain you. No doubt, IceUniverse is known as a trustworthy tipster, which has a solid tip record in the industry.
Ice might be talking about the initial build of the One UI 5 that might be under testing by Samsung insiders and the developers’ team. Last year, the company did major design changes with 3rd public Beta, therefore, there’s hope that it will happen with the One UI 5 as well.
One UI 5 Beta
It is reported that the South Korean tech giant will begin the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program in the third week of July 2022. The Galaxy S22 series devices will surely be the initial participants, while the company might expand it to more than 7 traditional markets thanks to the universal CSC for Europe.
This year, the Android 13 OS is likely to be launched in the next two months, while Beta builds revealed that there are no major changes in the user interface and Google is focussing on improvements or earlier ones. Meanwhile, Samsung is likely to bring a re-imagined UI design with One UI 5 for the Galaxy devices.
With the Android 12 operating system, Google made radical changes in the design, user interface and icons. At the same time, Samsung did limited yet remarkable modifications while crafting its Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software for Galaxy devices.