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[Released in Australia] Samsung Galaxy S22 at Verizon US gets March 2022 patch, GOS management tool

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March 30, 2022

Samsung is expanding March 2022 update for Galaxy S22 series smartphones in Australia. The latest update brings n ”Alternate Game Performance Management” option that allows third-party apps to bypass GOS. It optimizes system stability and security to enhance performance. Users can identify the latest update via the PDA version mentioned below.

  • Galaxy S22 – S901EXXU1AVC9
  • Galaxy S22 Plus – S906EXXU1AVC9
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908EXXU1AVC9

Aside from this, this march patch also updated some Samsung’s app including Notes Add-ons, Galaxy Wearable, Notes, SmartThings, Samsung Members, Samsung Pay, Calcualtor and Voice Recorder.


March 20, 2022

Around a month ago, Samsung debuted its March 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S22 series devices. Later on, the update released a new firmware that brings a new tool for the Game Booster app called “Alternate Game Performance Management”.

Now, as per the latest info, Verizon has started rolling out the new March 2022 security patch to the Samsung Galaxy S22 series device in the US. The update installs the anticipated “Alternate Game Performance Management” option so that the Game Booster doesn’t limit third-party games’ performance.

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According to Verizon, the new Galaxy S22 March 2022 update adds a new option, “Game Booster Labs” under Game Booster settings. Consumers can turn “Alternate game performance management” on for better gaming performance. When enabled, “Game optimization” will be disabled for games and apps.

Aside from this, the carrier has also included the March 2022 security update in order to enhance the Galaxy S22 smartphones’ system security and reliability. As confirmed by Samsung, the latest patch brings fixes to around 50 CVEs for the Android operating system. Read more

Verizon is releasing the March 2022 firmware update to Samsung Galaxy S22 devices gradually, so that the actual availability timeline may differ. Meanwhile, you can check for the software update manually by navigating to your phone’s Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install.

Software Versions:

  • S901USQU1AVC8 – Galaxy S22
  • S906USQU1AVC8 – Galaxy S22+
  • S908USQU1AVC8 – Galaxy S22 Ultra

Changelog

  • This software update provides the latest Android security patch and other enhancements for your device.
  • Game Booster settings in Game Launcher
    • A new option, “Game Booster Labs”, has been added under Game Booster settings. You can turn “Alternate game performance management” on for better gaming performance.
    • When you enable “Alternate game performance management”, “Game optimization” will be disabled.
    • Alternate game performance management can be found under the Game Booster settings > Labs > Game Booster Labs > Alternate game performance management

Verizon Galaxy S22 March update

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Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 update improves Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more

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Samsung pushed the latest August 2022 security update to the Galaxy A52s smartphone users in Europe. It’s not just a general security patch as it aims to improve important network functionalities including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, alongside.

While the August 2022 patch brings fixes for 36 CVEs from Google, Samsung also included 31 SVE items in order to further ensure system security on the Galaxy devices. The changelog confirms that the Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 update improves the stability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

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In Europe, the owners of Galaxy A52s 5G can identify the August 2022 update through PDA version number A528BXXU1CVG7. In Korea, the update became available in a package size of nearly 855MB, therefore, it could be followed for European release as well.

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You can check out the update changelog, below.

Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 Update

How to download

To get the August 2022 update on your Galaxy A52s manually, you have to open your phone’s System Settings. Once done, head to the bottom of the interface by scrolling down and tapping Software updates, followed by Download and install.

Android 13 testing underway

Recently, it was reported that Samsung is testing the One UI 5.0 Beta, based on Android 13 on the Galaxy A52s device alongside the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy A53. To be noted, that this is taken from firmware information on Samsung’s own server, not officially confirmed.

4 Android updates

Twitter user Medbuddy asked Samsung about the Android OS updates support for Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung UK accidentally confirmed 4 generations of Android updates for the Galaxy A52s and embedded the newsroom post of the new policy.

One UI 5 Beta should be opened

Samsung has initially announced the One UI 5 Beta testing for the Galaxy S22 series, while, we don’t know whether it will include the Galaxy A52s 5G or not. What do you think, should Samsung open the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy A52s as well?

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Samsung Galaxy A52s deserves 4 Android updates

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Samsung Galaxy A52s is one of the most famous mid-range Galaxy smartphones that offers top-end features that can easily compete with flagships like Galaxy S20 FE. Then why not expect the same treatment as flagships? Don’t you think Galaxy A52s deserve 4 Android updates?

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Samsung has made a major change in its software update policy this year. The company is providing 4 major Android OS upgrades in addition to 5 years of security patch updates to its flagship and some select Galaxy A series phones.

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The Galaxy A73, A53, and A33 that were launched this year are eligible for the new software update policy and will get 4 Android updates in the future. On the other side, it is highly expected that the Galaxy A52s will also receive the same treatment of 4 major Android updates.

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Galaxy A52s 4 Android updates

The Galaxy A52s entered the smartphone market with Android 11-based One UI 3.x OS out of the box. The device later received the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 update earlier this year. Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is the next major switch for the device, while the Android 14-based One UI 6 will be the last.

But users are not satisfied with this treatment of the company when the phone is totally worth 4 for the major Android update. The company should also provide advanced software treatment for select older mid-range phones, such as Galaxy A52, A52s, and A72, as well.

Samsung confirms 4 Android updates for Galaxy A52s:

Recently, a manager of Samsung UK Twitter has confirmed 4 updates, however, it’s not valid. A Galaxy A52s user shared information that his phone has received the August 2022 security patch. In reply to this, Samsung UK reminded him that the A52s support up to 5 years of security updates.

But nothing has changed on the software updates support page for the Galaxy A52. It still mentions 3 major Android OS updates and4 years of security patches.

On the other hand, Samsung has begun stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 testing for the Galaxy A52s smartphones. At this time, there’s no confirmation on when the update will go live, it’s expected to be released by November or December month this year.

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Samsung Galaxy A52 grabbing August 2022 security update

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Samsung has begun rolling out the Galaxy A52 August 2022 Android security patch update in Brazil. The update is released for the LTE version of the device while the 5G Galaxy A52 is yet to receive it.

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Furthermore, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy A52 August 2022 update with the One UI build version A525MUBU4BVG5. It carries a heavy package size of around 1.1GB, there’s it’s recommended to use an unmetered connection while downloading.

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On the other hand, this heavy package suggests that are many noticeable changes waiting inside. However, the official changelog didn’t mention anything besides minor system improvements and some stock app upgrades.

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Samsung A52 August 2022 update

Going by the changelog, the latest update comes with improved system security that will further help in protecting your files from bugs and viruses and will keep your data safe. Whereas, the enhancement in security ensures you seamless performance without any app crashing or lagging.

Moving on, the official changelog for the Galaxy A52 August patch also mentions some stock app upgrades. These apps include Samsung Notes, SmartThings, Samsung Members, Calculator, Smart Switch, and Voice Recorder.

However, what changes these apps are getting is not noted in the changelog. It could be possible that the company is improving the reliability of these applications, at the same time, enhancing some applications’ features to provide users will their best experience.

Despite these changes, Samsung’s August 2022 security patch details mention fixes for over 50 issues and exploits. These vulnerabilities include a fix for a serious Dialer bug that allowed local attackers to access ICCID via logs. It includes SVE-2022-0726(CVE-2022-33724) which harms the native Dialer app.

It’s worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy A52 is eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade. At this time, Samsung has only released the first One UI 5 beta for the Galaxy S22 series. The Galaxy A52 is not eligible for the beta version but will get the stable update around November or December.

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