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.
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.
Stay tuned here: Samsung One UI 4.1 Update Tracker
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Updates
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 serves Android 13/One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy M53 users [U: Europe]
Samsung Galaxy M53 smartphone users are receiving the latest One UI version based on Android 13 i.e. One UI 5.0 in Europe. The new update comes with a bunch of new features and improvements over the previous version to provide a next-level experience.
Users in Europe can identify the latest update with One UI build version M536BXXU1BVK4. You can check and install the Samsung Galaxy M53 One UI 5.0 update through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install >> Follow onscreen instructions to install the update.
November 23, 2022
Samsung has started dispatching the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy M53 5G smartphones. Initially, the update is rolling out for Indian customers, however, the company will soon expand it to more users all over the world.
The major software update comes with a big changelog filled with dozens of new features and multiple improvements over One UI 4.1. Additionally, Samsung has significantly improved the system animations as well as the user interface.
It now offers users 16 color palette options instead of 4 to provide customers with more control over their phones’ theme. There are some advanced Lock screen customization options that allow users to edit every element of the screen.
It further brings Stack Widgets to provide a drag-and-drop method to add widgets to the home screen, the ability to disable RAM Plus so that you can take full advantage of your phone’s large memory, and Lockdown mode for more privacy and more.
On the other side, the Per-app language lets you set a different language for different apps whereas, Notification permission feature provides you more control over system notifications and the revamped Wallpaper and Style section offers a clearer interface and wallpaper services.
The Camera is getting multiple changes. It now has a new Picture watermark feature, Historogram, Help guide, improved Single Take and Food mode, and many others. At the same time, the Gallery app is receiving new Extract text from image features and various new and improved editing tools.
Three new Settings menus: Connected devices, Modes and Routines, Security and Privacy are also among the main highlight of the latest upgrade. You can see the rest of other features and improvements in the official changelog for Galaxy M series phones.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) November 23, 2022
[U: Korea] Samsung rolls out One UI 5.0/Android13 update for Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung is expanding the One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy Tab S7 series tablets in Korea. Based on Android 13, the new One UI version brings a slew of new features and improvements to provide an amazing experience.
Now, users of Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus can install One UI 5.0 updates to enjoy the new features on their devices. It may take time to reach all devices in Korea.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series Android 13 update – Korea pic.twitter.com/pIIQlAV7bm
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 28, 2022
How to download:
To download the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ devices, simply visit their “Settings“. Now enter the “Software update” section and tap on the “Download and install” option. Follow the on-screen prompts and it’s done.
November 22, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 was the first tablet series to install the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. This update is now expanding to more tablets. Samsung is currently rolling out the One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ devices.
This update is released for both Wi-Fi and 5G models of the lineup but is only dispatched for European customers that the present time. However, the company will not take much time to expand it to more users. As of now, you can recognize the fresh software update with the build version ending with DVK3 in Europe.
Furthermore, the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update comes with dozens of new features for your Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. It installs Per-app languages to let customers use different languages for different apps, Notification permissions to provide more control over phone notifications and Extract text that allows copying text from images.
In addition, it also brings a customizable Picture watermark feature to Samsung cameras, three new Settings menus: Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy, the ability to turn off RAM Plus, and many more.
Aside from these, the update also improves so many features and functions. The Color Palette now has 16 palettes and basic colors instead of 4, the Gallery has improved picture/video editing tools, the Camera Single Take feature is also being improved as it now offers more time to capture shots, and others.
Last but least, it installs the November 2022 Android security patch that addresses 3 critical, 32 high, and 1 moderate level of CVEs and 26 SVEs in order to improve the system security and stability.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) November 23, 2022
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is getting November 2022 security update
Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy A32 5G devices, which installs the November 2022 security patch. The users of Galaxy A32 5G smartphone can identify the update through build version A326BXXS4BVK1 in Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Since the company is gradually rolling out the November 2022 security update for the Galaxy A32 5G smartphones, more markets will catch it up soon. The device is eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5 update, but it looks like users have to wait for some more time.
For Galaxies, Samsung’s November 2022 security patch brings fixes for three critical CVEs, 32 high levels of common vulnerability exposures, and a moderate level of CVE. In addition, the phone manufacturer also included SVE items with the November update that keeps your Galaxy secure.
How to update
Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.
In early 2021, the South Korean phone maker released the Galaxy A32 smartphone with Android 11-based One UI 3.x software out of the box. The device has earlier upgraded to Android 12, while the Android 13 update is on the way, and likely to be available soon.