These recent Samsung phones have four Android updates support
Samsung used to deliver three major Android OS updates and four years of regular security patch updates to its flagship devices while the midrange phones get only two major Android OS updates before Galaxy Unpacked 2022.
Meanwhile, this year, Samsung made a major shift in its software update policy. According to this new policy, the company will deliver four major Android OS and five years of security patch updates to its devices.
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Not only the flagships but selected Galaxy mid-range phones are also eligible to get the same treatment. Samsung believes this change will better meet the longer lifecycle of smartphones and improve the long-term security of those who depend on them.
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It is not that only Galaxy S22 and upcoming phones will enjoy this updated policy, but many older models will also be able to install 4 Android updates. Below you can check the confirmed list of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that supports the new software update policy.
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Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for 4 Android upgrades
- Galaxy S Series:
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Upcoming S series devices
- Galaxy Z Series:
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Upcoming Z series devices
- Galaxy A Series:
- Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Upcoming select A series devices
- Galaxy Tablets:
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Upcoming Tab S series devices
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Android 14 DP 2 sent Pixel 7 in Coma, One UI 6.0 excitement went dark
Samsung One UI 6.0 is the next major software update I am waiting for and the anticipation of this upcoming Android 14 based upgrade led my Pixel 7 into a state of Coma.
Let me explain.
Earlier this month, Google released Android 14 Develop Preview 2 for Pixel devices and Pixel 7 is in the front seat of eligible devices. As the latest dev beta brings a handful of features
I’ve installed DP2 right away and been operating quite well since then. Yesterday, I jumped into the photos app to share a screenshot via Bluetooth.
On the pairing screen, the phone flickered for the entire screen for once, and then it freezes to a frame. The update screen along with the home screen are semi-transparent to each other.
For a few minutes, the device was responding to my touch interactions and the screens were overlapping each other. For example, if you unlock the device, the phone shows only the home screen but you can’t operate it further.
This includes app interactions as well as other essential actions throughout the interface.
In around 10 minutes, my Android 14 loaded Google Pixel 7 smartphone went into a coma, which was taking and responding to touches but it failed to render those changes on screen.
I tried the home screen, touches, and gestures, but none would work, while the phone is keeping me connected via vibration feedback. Moreover, the lock/unlock button is working totally fine, and waking up and locking down the device accurately.
But the device’s software screen is numb, as it crashed all along. Also, the phone is responding to the double tap to wake feature but once again, nothing is working after the device comes to consciousness.
The biggest disappointment comes as the phone is not turning off using the physical key. Also, there’s no solution to the issue found on the internet either. Check the video below.
Pixel 7 went into Coma after Android 14 DP 2, anticipation for One UI 6.0 lead to this @Android @Google #Android14 #OneUI6 pic.twitter.com/tmSkXOkweB
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Rejoice: Android 14 copies One UI’s volume control panel
Samsung One UI software is way too intelligent. Google further solidifies the smartness of One UI by copying its volume control panel for the upcoming Android 14 operating system. This move comes after stealing a number of One UI features for the next version of Android.
According to the information, Android 14 could let Pixel phone users access new notification and ringtone volume control panel, which is already available in One UI. With the next OS, Pixel users will be able to set different volume levels for ringtone and notifications.
Earlier, Google enabled the separate volume and notification sliders on Pixel phones running Android 14 Developer Preview. But within a short time, the company pulled the new adjustment panel from Android and everything turned back to the previous.
Several users are reporting that the "ring & notification volume" sliders have been suddenly split into "ring volume" and "notification volume" in Android 14 DP2.
This is WITHOUT them flipping any flags, which was previously required to enable separate ring/notification volume. pic.twitter.com/eTTsnZI61K
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 17, 2023
Esper’s Mishaal Rahman quotes that the company has been working on separating the notification and ringtone volume since the Android 13 QPR2 beta. While the ringtone and notification sliders are not linked, both are muted if you put your phone on vibrate.
Since the feature seems to be under development, Pixel smartphones are eagerly waiting for this basic One UI feature on Google’s Android OS. It’s likely that the Stable version or future Public Beta builds may eventually add separate volume control sliders.
One UI Vs Android 13
It’s worth mentioning that the One UI already allows Galaxy users to turn notifications sound to silent, keeping the ringtone sound loud, or vice versa. And as far as the report is concerned, Pixel users might enjoy another One UI feature on the next version of Android later this year.
Apart from the volume panel, Android 14 reportedly brings screen flash notifications, and Auto confirm unlock features, inspired by One UI software. It isn’t true that the One UI is perfect, but Google’s features collection for Android 14 is highly inspired by Samsung’s Android skin.
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List of Samsung devices affected by Exynos modem vulnerabilities
Google’s Project Zero team has recently discovered severe 0-day vulnerabilities in Samsung Exynos modems. Due to affected modems, a number of Samsung devices are in danger as one of the flaws can let hackers get access to your device with just a phone number.
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In order to meet your expectations and continue to keep Galaxy devices secure, Samsung releases security updates through various channels. The company confirmed that regular firmware updates include patches for Android OS-related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for SVEs.
However, Samsung semiconductor reportedly responded that “at the end of last year, we received a security issue notification for Google project zero, and Samsung has provided all customers with a patch version for this vulnerability, and the related issues have now been resolved.”
Samsung Semiconductor (January 2023) data reveals that Exynos Modem 5123, Exynos Modem 5300, Exynos 980, Exynos 1080, and Exynos Auto T5123 are affected chipsets. According, Google gathered which devices are possibly in danger due to these vulnerabilities.
Google compiled a list of likely affected products:
- S22 series
- A04 series
- Watch 4 series
- Watch 5 series
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- Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
- Pixel 6a
- Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
- X30 series
- Any wearables that use the Exynos W920 chipset
- Any vehicles that use the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset