Samsung Galaxy Note 20 August 2022 patch upgrades 12 stock apps in Brazil
Last August, Samsung launched its last Note lineup, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. At the Unpacked event, the company announced that all the Galaxy flagships launched with Android 9 or later will get three years of Android upgrade support!
Debuted with Android 10-based One UI 2.5, the Galaxy Note 20 range entered the Android 11/One UI 3 beta trial last October. In December 2020, Samsung released the stable One UI version 3.0 via a software update, followed by One UI 3.1 in February 2021.
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Although the Galaxy Note 20 series received its first Android OS upgrade in the form of Android 11, it is officially confirmed to get four major upgrades. It’s running on Android 12 at the moment and will receive updates till Android 14. Also, Samsung is committed to delivering four years of regular security updates from the date of the device’s initial release.
Here we will cover every major and minor software update that will arrive for the Galaxy Note 20 series flagships.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates
August 2022 Security Update – Brazil
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users are getting a new update with the August 2022 security patch in Brazil.
The latest update can be identified via the One UI version N986BXXU4FVH4 and N981BXXU4FVH4 for Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20. The installation package size of this update is 249.20MB.
In addition to the security patch, the company has updated several apps including Galaxy Wearable, Samsung Kids, Health, Internet, SmartThings, Galaxy Shop, Samsung Members, Calculator, Samsung Pay, Smart Switch, and Voice Recorder.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra August 2022 Update – Brazil #Samsung #GalaxyNote20Ultra pic.twitter.com/7zPqAzLr6r
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) August 23, 2022
July 2022 update – India
Samsung is expanding the July 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Indian markets.
This update improves system security and reliability while fixing various privacy and security-related issues and exploits in order to enhance the overall device’s performance.
You can identify this update through the One UI build version N986BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note Ultra and N981BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note 20.
June 2022 update – Canada
Samsung June 2022 Android security patch update is rolling out to the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra customers in Canada. This update improves system security and stability.
On the other side, it also fixes some common system issues such as system lagging, app cracking and others to provide users with seamless performance.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981WVLU2FVEB
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986WVLU2FVEB
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 June 2022 update – Canada #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 pic.twitter.com/c5aQ3bbKLw
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) June 22, 2022
June 2022 update – India
Samsung is sending the June 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in India.
This update fixes a bunch of privacy and security-related issues and exploits to enhance the overall device’s performance.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVEA
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXS4FVEA
Enhanced Night Portrait mode – Asia
Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users. This improves system security and stability.
Additionally, it adds an enhanced night portrait mode camera feature to the smartphones that will let users capture stunning pictures in dark areas as well.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVE7
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N988BXXS4FVE7
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Enhanced night portrait mode – Asia #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 pic.twitter.com/LYrFM0NBCj
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) June 8, 2022
May 2022 security update – Malaysia
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones are getting the May 2022 Android security patch update in Malaysian markets.
It brings improvements to system security and stability. You can identify it through the following build version:
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVD6
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N988BXXS4FVD6
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 May 2022 update – Malaysia #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 pic.twitter.com/TSgn82aRfh
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) June 1, 2022
May 2022 security update – Europe
Samsung is sending a new software update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Germany that installs the May 2022 Android security patch.
The update comes with better system security and stability, fixes for various privacy and security-related issues and exploits as well as 10 stock app upgrades to enhance the overall device performance.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXU4FVE7
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXU4FVE7
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 May 2022 update – Germany #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 #GalaxyNote20Ultra pic.twitter.com/u11yetxLHq
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) May 25, 2022
May 2022 security update – Canada
Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones in Canada.
It fixes various privacy and security-related issues and exploits including 7 critical, 23 high, and 3 moderate levels of CVEs from Google and Samsung.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981USQS2FVE6
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986USQS2FVE6
Galaxy Note 20 May 2022 update – Canada #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 pic.twitter.com/jcTgeGunu6
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) May 23, 2022
May 2022 security update – United Kingdom
Samsung has dispatched the May 2022 Android security patch update for the carrier-unlocked Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in the UK.
The update comes with improved system security and stability alongside fices for various bugs that slow down the device’s performance and affect users’ experience.
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981BXXS4FVD6
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986BXXS4FVD6
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 May 2022 update – UK (unlocked) #Samsung #GalaxyNote20 #GalaxyNote20Ultra pic.twitter.com/HzgZl5FkZx
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) May 13, 2022
One UI 4.1 rolling out in Europe
Samsung started releasing the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update to the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Switzerland.
The update can be identified via PDA version numbers: N980FXXU3FVC5 and N985FXXU3FVC5 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
Exclusively introduced with Galaxy S22, the Google Duo Live Sharing feature is now reaching Galaxy Note 20 devices, thanks to One UI 4.1
Other noteworthy features that Samsung One UI 4.1 is bringing to your device are Object eraser, Enhanced Quick Share, the Grammarly-Powered Keyboard, and many more.
Verizon rolling Android 12 update
Major US carrier – Verizon started releasing the official One UI 4.0 update based on Android 12 OS to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 carrier-locked units in the US.
This update brings various new features to the consumers alongside privacy improvements as well as additional tools for a better user experience. Software versions are mentioned below:
- Galaxy Note 20 – N981USQU2EULE
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – N986USQU2EULE
Official One UI 4.0 rolling
Samsung just released the Android 12-based stable One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones in various European countries. [Source]
One UI 4.1 coming in February 2022
A Samsung representative said that the One UI 4.1 update will be rolled out to the Galaxy S21 Ultra in February 2022. In addition to the Galaxy S21 series, the same treatment will be given to the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones. Read more
One UI 4 Beta 4 – South Korea
Samsung just released the fourth One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in South Korea.
The fourth One UI 4 Beta update solves the error that disappears the bubble icon while minimizing the KakaoTalk app’s window.
- Software version: ZULB
- Minimize KakaoTalk window, bubble icon does not disappear
- Fix booting into safe mode or entering recovery mode after update
- Link does not open in some apps such as Instagram and Facebook
- Kiwoom Securities app does not run
One UI 4 Beta 3 – South Korea, the US
Samsung started releasing a new One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphone users. The third Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta update is currently rolling out for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Korean and US unlocked variants. [Source]
- Bugs that have been fixed
- Fixed the issue of Fingerprint authentication in some apps
- Fixed the issues that are no effective when choosing the items of Quick panel
- Fixed data display errors about a volume monitor
- Fixed the dimming issue about the brightness of the screen after rebooting
- Fixed the issue of resets when the lockscreen is not resolved quickly
- Fixed crashes on Galaxy Watch 4
- Fixed the issue that battery runs out quickly
- Improved disconnected operations about USB connection with Windows PC
- Fixed minor issues
One UI 4 Beta 2, December 2021 security patch
Samsung rolling out the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra models in the US, India and South Korea, which brings the most up-to-date security patch dated December 01, 2021, as well as some bug fixes.
- Fixed errors that don’t work at adaptive refresh 120Hz
- Fixed Quick share icon errors
- Fixed errors that don’t work at Samsung’s Clear View Display Cover
- Improved the operations of phone frame rate
- Improved operations while searching in messages app
November 09, 2021
Samsung announced the One UI 4 Beta program based on Android 12 for the Galaxy Note 20 series in Europe. Accordingly, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 4 Beta 1 for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices in Europe. Read more
November 03, 2021
Samsung released the November 2021 security patch for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in Europe and the US. Still, we are waiting for the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta announcement that could happen this month.
October 13, 2021
Samsung started sending the October 2021 security patch update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in several European countries. [Source]
May 06, 2021
Samsung released Dual Recording camera mode for Galaxy Note 20 alongside May 2021 security patch in Korea. Read more here
February 18, 2021
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 One UI 3.1 update brings new smart camera features and more. Read more here
December 17, 2021
Samsung starts Android 11 One UI 3.0 global rollout for Galaxy Note 20. Read more here
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Samsung is baking big camera firmware for the Galaxy S23 series?
Samsung is about to release a new firmware update for the Galaxy S23 series, which might bring major camera improvements. As usual, the company is testing new firmware builds on the Galaxy S23 devices before rollout to the Public via OTA.
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Ahead of the release, a reliable source revealed that Samsung is preparing a big camera firmware for the Galaxy S23 series. Earlier, the same source claimed that the company may release a camera optimization update to its latest flagships in late March.
CheckFirm detected the latest test build for the Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone, which bears PDA versions S918NKSU1AWC6 for South Korea and S918BXXU1AWC6 for India. Since the Korean builds appear to be a regular security update, the Indian build may be just the opposite.
Judging from the test build number, the Galaxy S23 series’ next global firmware may not only bring a security patch. As the bootloader alphabet has changed to U for Indian build, the next update is most likely to include under-the-hood changes such as rumored camera improvements.
Apart from the claims of the tipster, there’s no info available regarding Samsung’s next OTA for the Galaxy S23 series. As consumers continue to share their feedback and complain about emerging issues with camera performance and some others, the company will surely apply them in its future moves.
Galaxy S23 Series
Back in February, Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software pre-installed. The devices bring improved camera capabilities such as better nightography and algorithm changes to deliver an enhanced photography experience.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the first Samsung phone, which is equipped with a monstrous 200-megapixel main camera. This sensor is capable of capturing photos in three different resolutions including a trimmed down 12-megapixel, a balanced 50-megapixel shot along with the full 200-megapixel resolution.
March 2023 security update reaches Samsung Galaxy A52 in the US
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has started getting the March 2023 security update in the US. Users in several countries in Europe and Asia are already enjoying this update, and the company has started rolling it out for the carrier-locked version in the US as well.
March 2023 security patch brings fixes for over 50 vulnerabilities, which includes 5 Critical level CVEs and 5 High-level CVEs. It also includes 23 SVE (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). With both CVE and SVE items, the company ensures the best possible security on Galaxy devices.
The carrier-locked version of Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is getting March 2023 update in the US with firmware version A526USQS7EWC1. The company will soon expand this update to unlocked variants.
This is an incremental update so it does not contain any new features or changes other than security maintenance. If you haven’t received a notification of the update, then you can check it via your device Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install option.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G smartphone is designed in the year 2021 to provide more people access to Samsung Electronics’ powerful innovations. It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a versatile quad camera with 64MP high resolution, a 4500mAh battery, an Octa-core processor, and more.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G gains March 2023 update in Canada
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G received March 2023 security update in several countries and the company is now making it available for models in Canada.
March 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy A53 5G in Canada comes with the One UI build version A536WVLS4CWB8 and an installation package of 226.89 megabytes.
The latest Galaxy A53 update is based on One UI 5.1, so if your smartphone is updated to One UI 5.1, then you will get the latest patch notification. And if the notification hasn’t popped up on your smartphone, you can also check for it manually through the Software Update section in the Settings app.
Galaxy A53’s new update does not include any new feature or change but it brings March 2023 security patch to amplify the security of the devices. As per the official details, the latest patch fixes several vulnerabilities and exposure to enhance performance and stability.
March 2023 security patch for Galaxy A53 5G is already available in the US, UK, and Brazil. Now, the update is rolling out for the Bell Mobile network carrier in Canada.
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Back in 2022, Samsung launched Galaxy A53 smartphone which offers holistic mobile experiences at a great value, powered by a brand-new processor, expansive and bright displays, and two-day battery life. In addition, it features 5G connectivity, and four generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades, and up to five years of security updates.