Samsung Galaxy S21 received the May 2022 Android security patch update that installed various new camera features, earlier this month. Meanwhile, Verizon is rolling out the 2nd May 2022 security update for Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones.
According to the changelog, the latest update improves the performance of the device as well as fixes known issues that arrived with previous updates. At the same time, it also enhances the security and stability of your device in order to maintain the user experience.
Moreover, the 2nd May update for Samsung Galaxy S21 also comes with various privacy and security-related issues and exploits from Google. These include 7 critical, 23 moderate, and 3 high levels of CVEs to enrich the overall system functionality.
Other than these, the official changelog for the update doesn’t mention any features or major changes. You can identify the fresh firmware for your Galaxy S21 model through the following One UI build version:
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQU5CVE8
- Galaxy S21+ – G996USQU5CVE8
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQU5CVE8
If you are a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S21 user in the US, you might have received the notification for the fresh update. In case you haven’t received it, you can manually check the latest software update by visiting Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. Now follow the on-screen instructions to download the fresh update on your device.
Google Play System October 2023 Update Arrives: What’s New and How to Get It
Google has kicked off an October 2023 update for its Play System, which is responsible for managing the core functionality and security of Android devices. The update arrives with improvements and bug fixes to the system, as well as some new features for the Google Play Store app.
One of the new features of this update is a redesigned app details page, which will help users discover and learn about apps that are compatible with their non-phone devices, such as tablets, smartwatches, or TVs.
Moreover, the October 2023 update for Play System brings the ability to add apps to the Google Play library directly when apps ask Google Play to download new content or functionality. These features are available through Google Play Store v37.8.
Google Play Store
- [Phone] New design on the app details page to help you discover and learn about apps for your non-phone devices.
- [Phone] You’ll be able to add apps to your Google Play library directly when apps ask Google Play to download new content or functionality.
To get the update on Samsung smartphones, you just need to visit Settings >> Security and Privacy >> Updates >> Google System Update.
Samsung Galaxy A23 gets new firmware update in the US
The new update for the Samsung Galaxy A23 smartphone comes with PDA version A236USQU4CWHC. The update is rolling out for locked models of Galaxy S23 on the T-Mobile network in the US and other carriers could get this update soon.
August 2023 security patch fixes over 70 issues, mainly related to Samsung Members, the Internet, the Galaxy Store, and more to provide a seamless and bug-free experience.
If you have received a notification of the latest update, then check and install it now through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 FE receiving September 2023 update
Samsung is rolling out the September 2023 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in the US, following India and Europe. The update is available for unlocked models of Galaxy S21 FE in the US with One UI build version G990U1UES9EWH2.
September 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in the US brings bug fixes and functional enhancements to provide a better and seamless experience. It fixes over 60 security flaws found in smartphones and tablets.
The Korean tech giant will soon make this update available for all Galaxy S21 FE models. If you have received this update, then you can install it through your smartphone’s Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.