Last week, Samsung finally started releasing its July 2022 security patch for eligible Galaxy phones. While the Galaxy A32 was the first to grab, Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones are the latest to collect the July 2022 Android security patch update.
While the July 2022 security patch details should uncover this week, it’s obvious that the company will bring fixes for various CVE items from Google and Samsung.
Besides these, the Samsung Galaxy S22 July 2022 Android security patch update comes with improved system security and stability. At the same time, it upgrades 10 stock apps in order to boost the device performance in every aspect.
The list of updated applications is as follows:
- Galaxy Wearable
- Samsung Internet
- Samsung Internet
- Samsung Members
- Samsung Pay
- Smart Switch
- Voice Recorder
It should be mentioned that the latest Galaxy S22 update is being released in some Asian markets, including Malaysia, at the moment. However, as usual, the company will not let its users wait for too long to get access to the fresh firmware.
As of now, you can identify this update through the One UI build version S901EXXU2AVF9, S906EXXU2AVF9, S908EXXU2AVF9 for the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra respectively.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) July 4, 2022
If you haven’t received the update notification yet, you can go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install to manually check it. In order to fetch it to your phone, tap the Download button followed by Install now/Schedule install and then Reboot.
Samsung Galaxy A12 One UI 4.1 (Android 12) update starts rolling out
Two years old yet famous Samsung Galaxy A12 has begun collecting the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update, in a recent development. The update brings a lot of new features to give this budget smartphone user flagship-level customization options.
Well, this is the last major OS update for this device. It is not eligible for Android 13-based One UI 5.0 and after this current firmware, it will only receive security patches. As of now, it’s installing last month’s Android security patch which is July 2022 instead of the latest August 2022.
It’s worth mentioning that Samsung is currently rolling out the Galaxy A12 One UI 4.1 update for the Russian unit. However, as usual, the company will not take much time to spread the update widely. To check it manually on your Galaxy device, do visit Settings followed by Software update and Download and install options.
Coming to the changes that this update brings, Color Palette is the most noticeable change that Android 12-based One UI 4.1 brings to Galaxy customers. It is capable to theme your quick panel, dialer app, settings, volume panel, and app icons according to your wallpaper.
Next, the Samsung Keyboard has received a major change, it has added Grammarly so that you can ensure that you are not doing any spelling mistakes while typing a message. The Galaxy app has new editing tools called Object eraser and Shadow eraser.
Other than these, with the Enhanced quick share feature, you can more seamlessly share your files and quickly edit them before sending. Google Duo which is now merged with Google Meet lets you share your Gallery, videos, shows, etc with other persons on a video call.
Samsung Calendar now allows you to add stickers to entries while Samsung Notes, Samsung Internet, Dark Mode, Bixby Routines, Always On Display, and Widgets picker UI are now more powerful. Additionally, there are new lock screen widgets added.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE August 2022 update improves various apps in the UK
Samsung is dispatching the Galaxy S21 FE August 2022 Android security patch update in the UK. Aside from just enhancing the performance of the system, the latest security patch also upgrades a bunch of Samsung One UI applications.
According to the information, this firmware update holds the One UI build version G990BXXU2CVG7 and is filled in a package size of around 400MB. To download it, navigate to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install options.
Furthermore, Samsung is improving the security of Galaxy S21 FE with the August 2022 update in the UK. These improvements ensure that your files and data are saved safely on your phone.
Plus, the enhanced system stability makes sure that you won’t face problems like app crashing, system lagging, etc. On the other hand, the official update notes also mention various stock app upgrades.
These applications will be updated to their latest versions as soon as you install the August patch. It will improve the performance of these apps alongside the stability. The list of applications is as follows:
- Galaxy Wearable
- Samsung Notes
- Samsung Health
- Samsung Members
- Voice Recorder
Besides these, the company’s August patch details also note over 50 privacy and security relates issues and bugs alongside 31 SVE items. These include Samsung DeX and Knox issues, MAC address leak issues, improper access control security buds, and others.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) August 18, 2022
Display issue fixed?
A high number of Galaxy S21 FE users have reported the display ghost touch issue on the Community and Reddit. According to them, when lifting finger from the touch screen, the device started operating on itself in some direction randomly.
However, a Samsung team member replied to a user that this issue will be fixed with the August 2022 security patch. Well, this month’s security patch update changelog for the device doesn’t mention this. You will notice the changes after you update your phone.
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Samsung Galaxy M32 gets new update without August 2022 patch [U]
Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy M32 smartphones that installs the July 2022 Android security patch, instead of August. The device received the July 2022 patch earlier this month, however, the new firmware [M325FXXU4BVH2] also brings the same for Galaxy M32.
In the meantime, the company is also fixing dozens of privacy and security-related issues and exploits in order to enhance the overall device’s performance. As per the official support page, these vulnerabilities include 3 critical and 20 high levels of CVE and SVE items from Google and Samsung.
Besides device stability improvements, there’s nothing in the official changelog. Previously, the device gained an Android 12-based One UI 4.1 upgrade that installs various new features along with countless improvements and customization options to provide users with a flagship-level feel.
The 2nd July 2022 update is rolling out to the Galaxy M32 devices in India, however, it might have included fixes for some critical bugs or issues instead of the August patch. The device is scheduled to get its next firmware update after about three months.
If you are using Galaxy M32 in India, You can now get access to the new changes by heading over to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. Wait for a while for the device to check the available activity, once appeared, fetch it to your phone by following the easy steps mentioned on your screen.