Samsung started releasing the One UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy A52 smartphone users in March itself. The update has reached many users in various countries. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is now only rolling the One UI 4.1 update for the device in the US markets.
This update comes with a hand full of new features, optimizations, and improvements over the previous version. It brings select features from the new flagship lineup to older Galaxy devices running the Android 12 OS.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsungUpdatess) April 5, 2022
Features that were exclusively introduced with Galaxy S22, such as Google Duo Live Sharing, Grammarly powered keyboard, improved Gallery with built-in Reflection eraser and Shadow eraser, as well as new camera features including Night portrait functions, Pet recognition, and Light position editing, etc are coming to your Galaxy A52.
Samsung Smart Switch gets more customizable options, whereas, with SmartThings Find, the new software lets you share items with others so that you can find them together when it gets lost. You can also add emojis to calendar entries and take quick notes on Samsung Notes while browsing on Samsung Internet or Samsung Gallery.
In addition, there’s an Enhanced Quick Share feature that lets you edit and share images with more ease, improved RAM Plus that lets you customize the RAM of your device, and revamped color palette that offers you more convenience while choosing the theme.
Other than these, improved Bixby Routines, better low-light portrait images, the ability to turn off Game Optimization Service, better privacy, and more are also among the main highlights of the update. Meanwhile, Samsung’s partnership with Google ensures a seamless experience when using your favorite third-party apps and services as well.
Aside from the major changes, Samsung Galaxy A52 One UI 4.1 update also installs the March 2022 Android security patch for better system security and reliability. It fixes 62 vulnerabilities, exploits, and threads from Samsung and Google including 2 critical, 29 high, and 19 moderate levels of CVEs.
If you haven’t received the update notification in the US, you can download and install this update through the Settings of your phone. From here, enter Software update and tap Download and install. The device will check for available updates, click Download now and follow the on-screen prompt to bring it to your device.
Samsung Galaxy A52s August 2022 update improves Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more
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.
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.
You can check out the update changelog, below.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy A52 grabbing August 2022 security update
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) August 13, 2022
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.