Samsung is sending a new software update for Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra smartphone owners that install the August 2022 Android security patch in India. The update brings improvements to the system’s security and stability as well as fixes general bugs and issues that affect users’ experience.
As per the company’s August 2022 security patch details, the update further addresses over a dozen vulnerabilities found in Google and 31 exposures affecting Samsung apps and One UI to deliver a more connected experience. These vulnerabilities include a Samsung dialer, Bluetooth connectivity, DesktopSystemUI, Wi-Fi service, a bunch of fixes related to Samsung DeX, and more.
Other than these, the latest Galaxy S22 series firmware also updates 13 stock apps. These app upgrades are meant to enhance the overall device’s functionality and provide users with uninterrupted performance.
The list of applications is as follows:
- Samsung Wearables
- Samsung Global Goals
- Samsung Kids
- Samsung Internet
- Samsung Health
- Samsung Members
- Samsung Pay
- Samsung TV Plus
- Smart Switch
- Voice recorder
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are getting the August 2022 security patch in India with the One UI build version S901EXXU2AVG6, S906EXXU2AVG6, and S908EXXU2AVG6 respectively. It holds an updated package size of around 530 MB.
As soon as your phone will get this update, it will notify you. However, if you haven’t received any update notification yet, you can check it manually through Settings. From here, Enter the Software update section and tap Download and install. Following a few instructions mentioned on the screen will direct you to the latest changes.
One UI 5.0:
Yesterday, Samsung has reportedly released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta update for Galaxy S22 users. However, the company is yet to announce the beta program officially. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the beta program is only live in South Korea at the moment, here’s how to register for the beta and test One UI 5.0.
Samsung Galaxy A03 grabbing Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update
Samsung is gearing up to roll out the One UI 5.0 beta update to its eligible flagship smartphones. But the company is not leaving its low-cost devices behind and providing them with their latest OS updates. Recently, Samsung has started releasing the Galaxy A03 Android 12 One UI Core 4.1 update.
Identified via One UI build version A035FXXU1BFH4, the latest update comes with a bunch of new features, improvements, and customization options to enhance the Galaxy experience. Additionally, it installs the July 2022 Android security patch that fixes over 50 privacy and security-related issues and exploits.
It should be mentioned that this major firmware update is releasing in some Europan countries at the moment. However, the company will not let other users wait for too long to get access to the new software changes.
Samsung Galaxy A03 Android 12 One UI 4.1 update: What’s new:
Samsung One UI 4.1 is more intuitive, more secure, and easier to use. With this latest update of Galaxy A03, the Korean company brings multiple new features while the Material You-based Color Palette, which is capable to theme the system UI based on your wallpaper, is the most significant change.
Improving privacy is another aspect of the latest update. It brings permission info at a glance, new camera and microphone indicators on the status bar, clipboard protection, and private approximate location.
Other than this, the new OS enhances the Quick Share feature so that users can share and edit their files with more ease. There’s a Grammarly-powered Samsung keyboard that prevents you not making any silly typing mistakes.
On the other flip, a bunch of first-party Samsung apps has also been improved. These include the Gallery, Calendar, Samsung Internet, Device Care, and more. Whereas, the company’s partnership with Google ensures a more seamless performance while using third-party apps.
There’s a lot more to know about this firmware. Go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install to check out the complete changelog. Simultaneously, download it to get access to many hidden features.
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.