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 Galaxy S20 FE grabs second May 2023 update
Samsung has kicked off the second May 2023 security update for Galaxy S20 FE smartphone users. Earlier this month, the company released the first update of this update with the latest Android security patch for Galaxy S20 FE models.
The second May 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone comes with PDA version G781BXXU5HWE1. Users of this device will have to download a 250.33 MB package to install the update. Notably, the update is currently rolling out in India and could expand soon in the upcoming days.
The latest software improves some functions to enhance the stability and security of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G. In addition, it brings common bug fixes, performance enhancements, and improvements to deliver a smoother usability experience.
Furthermore, the fresh firmware also updates several stock apps including Samsung Notes Add-ons, Galaxy Wearable, Notes, Internet, Health, SmartThings, Members, Wallet, Calculator, Smart Switch, and Voice Recorder to the latest version after the new update.
If you have received the notification of the update then install it now to get a bug-free experience. You can also check the update by visiting the Settings app on your smartphone and opening the Software Update section.
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Now, click on the Download and install option. If any update is available, you can follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone.
Latest Samsung update for Galaxy S22 makes SOS feature more usable
Samsung starts rolling out May 2023 software update for the Galaxy S22 series, making the SOS feature even more usable. The latest update is initially rolling out in South Korea, while the changes are likely to be applied in international variants with future firmware.
According to the changelog, the Samsung software update for the Galaxy S22 series brings usability improvements to the Emergency SOS feature. The function which remains activated at all times can now be changed to turn ON or OFF through the Countdown/Time toggle.
Additionally, the new firmware brings system stability improvements to the device. It will help your Galaxy deliver a better user experience and a lag-free software UX. The native functions such as Camera, Home screen, and Lock screen will get better optimized with the OS after this new software installation.
Last but not least, there are a number of One UI apps that are getting new version updates alongside. To offer the best-optimized performance, Samsung included new app versions in the One UI software package. We believe that the One UI’s May 2023 patches are embedded in this update.
Samsung’s May 2023 security patch brings fixes to about 58 common vulnerability exposures in the Android operating system. Moreover, the Korean tech giant has included 21 additional Samsung Vulnerability Items in order to maintain the security level on Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 May 2023 update live in the US
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series started receiving May 2023 patch earlier this month and is now available in several countries. At the moment, Samsung is expanding the latest May 2023 security update to Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus in the US.
According to information, May 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 fixes over 70 flaws including 4 critical, 48 high, and 3 moderate levels of common vulnerability exposures to improve system security.
In addition to the latest security patch, this new software brings system stability improvements for increased device performance. Besides, the system function also got enhanced in order to expand the overall performance of the Galaxy Tab S7 series.
May 2023 update for Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus in the US can be identified with version T878USQU3DWE3 and T978USQU3DWE3 respectively.
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If you haven’t already received the OTA update notification, expect to get it in the next day or so. The rollout happens rapidly so it shouldn’t be long before you’re able to get the update. You can manually check the update via your device’s Settings, Download and install option under Software Updates.