Samsung smartphones run its self-developed software system – One UI atop Android OS. Samsung offers different types of One UI firmware updates including major Android OS and minor security OTAs, well, we now have the latest policy dated August 2022.
The South Korean tech giant delivers two OS upgrades to mid-range and budget devices, while 3 OS upgrades to select mid-range phones and four to flagships launched in and after 2021. Similarly, flagships are eligible for monthly security patches for up to five years, while others are on quarterly span for up to four years.
With the August 2022 One UI updates policy, Samsung shifted the Galaxy XCover 4s from monthly to quarterly and Galaxy A21 from quarterly to biannual. Moreover, the Galaxy A8 Star is no longer eligible for any more software update support from the company.
The South Korean tech giant promised Monthly Security Updates for 41 Galaxy devices, while Quarterly Security Updates for 62 Galaxy devices. In addition, there are 48 more Galaxies that are still eligible for the extended Biannual Security Updates support.
Samsung has almost concluded the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update rollout for the Galaxy devices. And it’s now preparing to start the One UI 5 Beta activity as part of adapting the Android 13 OS for the Galaxy handsets. As speculated, the One UI 5 Beta program might go live in the next few days.
August patch release notes
Aside from the new updates policy, Samsung also published the August 2022 security patch details. The info suggests that the August 2022 security patch comes with fixes for 1 critical CVE. Besides, it also includes fixes for 23 high levels of CVEs, while there is no moderate level CVE found.
In addition to fixes from Google, the smartphone manufacturer pointed out that the August update for Galaxy devices comes with 31 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, which are described here, to improve the security and reliability of devices.
You can check the Monthly, Quarterly and Biannual Software updates policy below.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Flip 5G users can now install October 2022 security update
Second-generation Samsung foldable smartphones – Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are getting the October 2022 Android security patch update. Besides installing the most up-to-date monthly patch, the latest software update also resolves some common issues.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 getting the October 2022 security update with One UI build version F916BXXS2HVI8. This update is released in some European countries including Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Southeast Europe, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic region.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G October 2022 security update can be identified through the firmware version F707BXXU7HVI3. It is also rolling out in European areas, such as the Baltic region, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
October 2022 update:
Samsung is releasing the October 2022 security update for these foldable devices with improvements for the system’s security and stability. With these optimizations, the company wants to provide you with the most advanced privacy features and seamless performance over your phone.
In addition to this, the company’s official support page also mentions fixes for over 4 dozen of vulnerabilities and exposures such as 18 SVE items and 1 critical, 29 high, and 2 moderate levels of CVEs. These SVEs and CVEs are related to the privacy and security of the One UI system.
One UI 5.0:
Both Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Samsung suggested releasing the stable version of One UI 5.0 at SDC22 on October 12 and these foldable phones will get it before the end of 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite September 2022 patch rolling out for Carrier-unlocked units in the US
Samsung has started rolling out a new software update for Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone users that installs the September 2022 Android security patch in the US. At present time, this update is released for the carrier-unlocked units of the corresponding device in the country while the global variants have already grabbed it.
Going by the new information, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite September 2022 security patch improves the security of your phone, which will keep your personal files and data safe and protected and maintain user privacy.
Enhancing system stability is another aspect that this software update focuses on. You will now get a flawless experience while using your phone and its features.
Other than these, the company’s September patch details also mention fixes for a bunch of vulnerabilities and exposures that are related to system privacy. These include 21 high levels and 3 moderate levels of CVE items and 29 SVE items from Google Android OS and Samsung One UI software.
Samsung is releasing the latest software update for your carrier-unlocked Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone that bears the One UI build version G770U1UEU6GVI1. It is available on all carrier networks, including Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Bluegrass Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, Comcast, C Spire, and Tracfone.
Samsung October 2022 patch:
Samsung has started delivering the October 2022 Android security patch update to its compatible smartphones. Many Galaxy device owners have already installed this update while many are about to.
This update resolves 18 SVE items from Samsung and 1 critical, 29 high, and 2 moderate levels of CVEs from Google, and these are related to improper access control to call information, MAC address leaks, configuration data, and others.
October 2022 security update brings performance improvements to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Samsung started releasing its October 2022 Android security patch update in late September. So far, various Galaxy devices have had their hands on this software update, whereas, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the latest to grab the October 2022 update.
Furthermore, the company is releasing a fresh firmware update for your Galaxy S20 FE smartphone with the One UI build version G781BXXU4FVI4. It resolves a bunch of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities to improve the overall device performance.
As per the Samsung software support page, these exposure fixes include 18 SVE items and 1 critical, 29 high, and 2 moderate levels of CVEs. These correspond to device serial numbers, configuration data, MAC address leaks, improper access control to call information, and others.
In addition to these, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is also getting improvements for the stability of the system with the new October 2022 update. It ensures that you get an uninterrupted performance while using your phone. At the same time, with enhanced security, the company wants to protect your files and data from bugs and viruses.
It’s worth noticing that the high-end models of the Galaxy S20 series are yet to get the October patch update, it’s only rolling out for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G customers in European countries including:
- The UK
- Nordic countries
- The Baltic region
- The Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
If you are using a Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone in any of the countries mentioned above, go to the Software update section from your phone’s Settings to Download and install this update.