It’s April, the time of the April 2022 Android security patch release, and Samsung has re-adhered to the strategy of beating every smartphone OEM in releasing this month’s security patch as in the past several months.
On March 31, the Korean tech giant started rolling out the April 2022 security update to its eligible Galaxy devices. Alike last month, Samsung Galaxy S22 series devices have become the first to grab the latest security patch update this month as well.
The company is expected to expand the new software rollout to further Galaxy phones and tablets in the coming days or weeks. Till then, Samsung will also uncover the details of its April 2022 security patch, probably in the first week of this month.
Meanwhile, this is a dedicated tracker to the Samsung April 2022 updates. Inside, we’ll put every Samsung Galaxy device that has received the April 2022 Android security update. At the same time, we will frequently update this article to provide you latest information.
Samsung April 2022 Updates:
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 gets July 2022 security update
Samsung is now rapidly expanding the July 2022 security patch to more Galaxy devices, following the initial rollout with the Galaxy A32 LTE. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones are now receiving the July 2022 security update in Europe.
According to the information, the July 2022 security update comes with PDA release numbers N981BXXS4FVG1 and N986BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, respectively. Besides 5G models, the company will soon release the new patch for the LTE variants, as well.
So far, the South Korean tech giant released the July 2022 security patch to the Galaxy A32, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy A23 smartphones. However, the Galaxy S20 owners can also expect July 2022 security patch release in the coming days.
To check for software updates manually, just head towards your phone’s system Settings, followed by Software updates and Download and install. Since the update rollout is in the initial stage, everyone might not be able to access it for now, but you can try now.
Expert RAW could be activated
Just recently, we’ve reported that the company is reportedly enabling the Expert RAW camera app support for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices with July 2022 security update. If you’ve received the latest patch, try finding the Expert RAW app on the Galaxy Store and let us know in the comments below.
Samsung Expert RAW coming to Galaxy Note 20 with July 2022 update
Hearing consumers’ feedback and suggestions, last year, Samsung enabled the Pro mode camera feature for the Telephoto lens as well. To make it possible, the company crafted Expert RAW, a futuristic camera app exclusive to flagship Galaxy devices.
Initially, the Expert RAW support was released for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which later on debuted with the Galaxy S22 series, out of the box. Well, it looks like Samsung is now preparing to activate the Expert RAW Camera feature for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices with July 2022 update.
According to the information, Samsung Community’s Camera Incharge revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 will soon be able to use the Expert RAW Camera app. Consumers of these smartphones will be able to download it after installing the next software update, which could be the July 2022 patch.
Meanwhile, the moderator confirmed that the exact release timeline of the July 2022 update is not confirmed for the Galaxy Note 20 series. However, we can expect it in the coming days as Samsung has already started rolling out the July patch to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series devices.
The new Samsung Expert RAW Camera app allows users to take high-quality, high-dynamic-range photos in multi-frame raw format for professional shooting and editing. Moreover, it also supports HDR, Linear DNG 16bit raw, and Lossless JPEG.
Samsung Galaxy A02s grabbing Android 12 One UI 4.1 update
Earlier today, Samsung rolled out the Android 12-bases One UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy A03s smartphones. Now its predecessor – Galaxy A02s is getting the latest software update with Android 12 and One UI 4.1 goodness.
According to the information, the Samsung Galaxy A02s Android 12 One UI 4.1 update comes with a handful of new features and hundreds of customization options to let users completely personalize their phone.
One of the most prominent additions that the Galaxy A02s grabs is the Color palette that helps you completely revamp the look of your phone’s UI by applying different colors and themes.
Next, there are improved privacy settings. One UI 4.1 has privacy indicators for active camera and microphone usage and quick setting toggles to turn on/off camera and mic access across the system.
Besides these, the update brings Grammarly-powered Samsung Keyboard so you won’t make any typing mistakes, Enhanced Quick Share that let you edit and share images and videos with more ease, and Google Duo Live Sharing to allow you to share your screen with people you are far away from.
The Samsung Internet now has new widgets to search for information directly from the home screen, Gallery has built-in advanced editing tools including shadow eraser and objects eraser, RAM Plus has a customization option, Device care is improved, and a lot more.
Besides these major changes, the Samsung Galaxy A02s Android 12 One UI 4.1 update also installs the June 2022 Android security patch that fixes 66 privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits.
It holds the One UI build version A025FXXU4CVF4 and is released in Russia at the moment. In order to download it, head over to the Settings of your phone followed by Software update and Download and install sections.