Samsung released the June 2022 security update for Galaxy Z Fold 2 users last month. After the International and US Carrier-Unlocked variants, the latest firmware is now reaching the Verizon bounded unit.
According to the information, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 not only gets the June 2022 security patch but also a bunch of new features and camera enhancements including the awaited Expert RAW support to improve the overall device’s performance.
The official changelog reveals that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets eSIM and Dual-SIM Standby support in the US. At the same time, the update also brings some Galaxy S22 camera features to provide users with the Pro level of photography experience.
These new Galaxy Z Fold 2 camera features include Enhanced Night portrait mode that lets you capture bright portraits in low-light or dark areas. Additionally, it installs support for auto framing function and effect and improved video call effects.
On the other hand, the Verizon-specified Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 also gets Expert RAW, which has its own goodness. It allows users to capture photos in RAW with all lenses including a wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens, and an ultra-wide-angle lens.
Lastly, Samsung’s June 2022 security patch details mention fixes for 66 vulnerabilities and exploits including 5 Critical, 39 High, and 1 Moderate level of CVEs. These are related to improper access control, camera access, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung account, and others.
Furthermore, the feature-rich new Galaxy Z Fold 2 update holds the One UI build version F916USQU2HVF1 and heavy package size of more than 1GB.
You can get the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 June 2022 patch, eSIM and Dual SIM Dual Stability support, new camera features, and Expert RAW support by downloading the latest update. To do this, visit Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
[Note 20 too] Samsung Galaxy S21 gets January 2023 patches in India
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra started getting January 2023 security patches in India. The release is happening a full month late and consumers living in India are feeling like they have owned a mid-range or budget phone, which is missing from Samsung’s priority.
Anyways, the February 2023 Unpacked is just a few hours away and the company is going to release the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Book3 series gadgets. With the new smartphone lineup, Samsung is bringing the One UI 5.1 firmware, which will be delivered to the Galaxy S21 series as well.
One UI 5.1 for Galaxy S21 is expected to release sometime in late February. Well, the January 2023 patches are now available to download on your Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus or S21 Ultra in India. Below, you can check the PDA firmware versions:
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXS5DWA4
- S21 Plus – G996BXXS5DWA4
- S21 Ultra – G998BXXS5DWA4
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[Feb. 01] Update: Note 20 too
Samsung starts rolling out the January 2023 security update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones in India. The update comes with regular security improvements for the system as well as stock apps and services. Software versions:
- Galaxy Note 20 – N980FXXU5GWA7
- Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXU5GWA7
How to update
First, open your phone’s system Settings then scroll down until you see the Software update tab. Once reached, tap it and hit the Download and install button. It would take some time to fetch a new OTA on Samsung’s firmware server, lastly, follow on-screen instructions and that’s it!
Why install January 2023 patches?
Detailed back in early January, Samsung’s latest security firmware package installs fixes for 0 critical, 52 high, and 0 moderate levels of CVEs. In addition, we recommend you install the latest version of Galaxy Store as two critical threats were recently discovered in it! Read more below:
January 2023 Google Play System update for Samsung Galaxy S22 has arrived, yours to download now
Samsung Galaxy S22 series begins getting the latest January 2023 Google Play System update. At present, the update rollout is happening in the Indian market, with Europe and the United States will follow shortly.
January 2023 Google Play System update for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a package size of 58MB. Notably, the Android manufacturer skipped rolling out the December 2022 Play System update for devices.
The latest Play System update comes with fixes for some critical bugs in various scenarios including Account Management, Security & Privacy, System Management & Diagnostics, and Utilities related services.
In addition, the latest version further enhances the Device Connectivity function of Android smartphones and makes it possible to discover devices even when the screen is off.
The update also expands the range of users and use cases supported by the Play Games profile. Not that all, there are various new changes and improvements in the Google Play Store itself, which are as follows:
- New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
- Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
- Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
- Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.
Moreover, Password manager helps you save different passwords to your Google account and allows you to use them across various websites and devices. Now, you will be able to add notes to your existing and new passwords.
Google detailed the Play System update, which also includes:
- [Phone] Improve user experience for auto filling passwords.
- [Phone] Visual and infrastructure updates to Wallet mobile web experience.
- [Phone] Adds contactless data transfer (NFC) restrictions for passes.
- [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity, Location & Context, Machine Learning & AI, Maps, and System Management & Diagnostics related developer services in their apps.
- [Phone] Update the platform QR scanner with the ability to select an existing photo and add support for handling Matter and UPI codes from OEM cameras.
- [Phone] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Device Connectivity, Device Performance, Network Usage, Privacy, Security, Stability, and Usability.
How to download and install Play System update:
Open Settings >> Security and privacy >> Updates >> Google Play system update.
T-Mobile releases Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in the US
Carrier-unlocked models of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone at T-Mobile are now getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update in the US. Whereas, the US carrier-unlocked devices and internal variants have already grabbed it in late 2022.
Samsung is releasing this update with One UI build version G781U1UEU9FWA7. It installs plenty of new features alongside a lot of new improvements, customization capabilities, and a revamped user interface.
The Quick settings panel, Notification Panel, Recent menu, Home screen, Lock screen, and other compartments are getting various notable tweaks. Whereas, the app icons are now bolder and look great compared to the older ones.
As far as the new features are concerned, the Galaxy S20 FE Android 13 update brings 16 Color Palette options, Stack widgets, Notification Permission, Lockdown mode, Maintenance mode, Per-app languages, a new Smart Suggestion widget, a Smart Text extraction feature, new swipe features for easier multitasking, and much more.
Meanwhile, the Camera app is receiving various new changes and features including Picture, Historogarm in Pro mode, Help guide in Pro mode, Food Mode support in Telephoto camera, improved Single Take, and others.
At the same time, the Gallery app is receiving a new interface alongside improvised editing tools, and more. You will also notice major changes in the Edge Panels, Good Lock, Samsung Internet, Samsung DeX, Samsung Notes, Smart View, and other One UI apps and services.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) January 31, 2023