First published on August 5…
August 2022 security update by Samsung fixes a number of bugs and issues for the Galaxy devices, however, the revised list of Monthly and Quarterly updates plan is attached alongside. Every month, Samsung publishes a new security update plan for the Galaxy devices with changes like adding new ones, demotion, and termination.
According to the information, Samsung August 2022 plan ensures Monthly Security Updates for 41 Galaxy devices, while Quarterly Security Updates for 62 Galaxy devices. Aside from Monthly and Quarterly, the company is also committed to supporting 48 devices with Biannual Security Updates.
Currently, Samsung is preparing to start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the flagship Galaxy devices. While the Beta activity of this major OS update will be limited to select phones, owners of mid-range and older Galaxy phones have to wait a bit longer.
In that case, security updates are the only treatment that Samsung will offer to older flagships and mid-range + budget Galaxy devices. Therefore, the latest security updates plan mentions crucial information for Galaxy consumers about their phone’s security.
Samsung Monthly Updates Devices
Samsung shifted the Galaxy XCover 4s enterprise model to Quarterly updates, however, other devices remain the same. You can check eligible devices for monthly security updates below, to be mentioned, the list includes most of the flagship phones.
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
Samsung Quarterly Updates Devices
From the quarterly updates plan, Samsung removed the Galaxy A21 smartphone and shifted it to Biannual security updates. It means the device will now be getting two more new security updates within a year, and the support will be ended.
- Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Note9
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A01 Core
- Galaxy A02, Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
- Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G
- Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13
- Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- W21 5G, W22 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s
Samsung Biannual Updates Devices
Samsung has ended the security patch support for the Galaxy A8 Star smartphone after providing two new updates on a biannual basis. You can check current Galaxy devices eligible for Biannual Updates, below.
- Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A01, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71
- Galaxy J6+
- Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018), Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G
- W20 5G
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Samsung November 2022 update rolling out to Galaxy devices
Samsung debuted November 2022 security update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 on October 26. It’s now common in Samsung’s ecosystem that Galaxy devices start to receive new security updates even before the beginning of the new month.
The November 2022 security update arrived with a One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphones in India. Meanwhile, the company will start its deployment for more Galaxy phones and tablets on the Stable channel as well.
October is undoubtedly a big month for Samsung as it began the rollout of Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for the Galaxy S22 series. According to the schedule revealed a few days back, several Galaxy phones and tablets are ready to receive the major OS upgrade in November and December.
Below, you can check all the latest news of Samsung’s November 2022 security patch update rollout for Galaxy devices.
Samsung November 2022 Update News
Updated on November 30
November 30 | Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones are receiving a new update with November 2022 security patch.
November 29 | Galaxy Buds 2 users can install the November 2022 update, which boosts the performance and security of the device.
November 29 | Samsung improves Galaxy Buds 2 Pro performance with November 2022 update
November 29 | November 2022 security update now live for Galaxy S20 FE 5G users
November 28 | Samsung rolling out November 2022 update for Galaxy A32 5G users
November 25 | New update releasing for Samsung Galaxy A42 and M42 smartphones with November 2022 security update
November 24| Samsung Galaxy S21 grabs November 2022 update in Korea.
November 24 | November 2022 update is now available for Galaxy Note 20 users in UAE.
November 24 | Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro getting November 2022 update with new Ball Watch Face.
November 23 | The latest November 2022 security update is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy M53 smartphones with lots of issues and vulnerability fixes.
November 23 | The Korean company is dispatching the November 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ tablets.
November 23 | Samsung has begun rolling out the November 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy F62 smartphones in India.
November 23 | Samsung’s November 2022 Android security patch update is releasing for Galaxy A71 smartphones.
November 23 | Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is installing the most up-to-date November 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update.
November 23 | November 2022 Android security patch update is rolling out for the two-year-old Galaxy flagship smartphone – Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
November 23 | Samsung introduces the November 2022 Android security patch for the Galaxy S20 FE customers. It addresses multiple issues and vulnerabilities.
November 23 | Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone users are getting the November 2022 Android security patch as well as the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 features.
November 17 | Samsung released a new firmware update with November 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S20 series devices.
November 17 | Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the latest recipient of the November 2022 Android security patch update in Europe, with users in Switzerland getting the update first.
November 17 |Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is receiving the November 2022 Android security patch Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in India.
November 17 | Carrier-locked models of Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra smartphones have begun collecting the November 2022 Android security patch update in the US.
November 15 | Samsung has now started rolling out the second Android 13/One UI 5-based firmware update for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra smartphone users
November 14 | Samsung just started to release the November 2022 update for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus devices in Germany.
November 14 | Samsung starts releasing November 2022 security patch for the Galaxy A10e smartphone users in South Korea as part of its biannual firmware distribution promise.
November 11 | Samsung released the November 2022 Android security update for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra in the US.
November 11 | Consumers in the US confirmed the availability of the November 2022 patch for their Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones.
November 11 | Samsung is releasing the November 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S10 Lite smartphone users.
November 10 | Samsung released the November 2022 security update for the Fan Edition model of the Galaxy S21 lineup in Brazil. The device owners are also waiting for the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update.
November 09 | The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra in the US have started to collect the latest November 2022 patch update, before upgrading to the One UI 5.0.
November 07 | Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 users are getting November 2022 update in the US. The new update comes with One UI version F711U1TBS3EVJ2 and F926U1TBS2DVJ1 for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
October 28 | Samsung kicked off the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone users in India, which also includes the latest November 2022 Android security patches.
October 27 | Samsung rolled out November 2022 security patch early to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with the second One UI 5.0 Beta update in India.
Samsung is hiring around 1,000 engineers in India
Strengthening its commitment, Samsung is hiring around 1,000 engineers from IITs and top engineering institutes in India in 2023. The company says that the engineers will work on cutting-edge technologies like AI (artificial intelligence), ML (machine learning), IoT (internet of things) and Deep Learning.
The South Korean tech giant said that young engineers in India will work on new-age technologies at R&D institutes in Bangalore, Noida, and Delhi as well as Samsung Semiconductor Research unit in Bengaluru. These young engineers will join in 2023 and will work on new-age technologies, which are as follows:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Deep learning
- Image Processing
- Big Data
- Business Intelligence
- Predictive Analysis
- Communication Networks
- System on a Chip (SoC)
- Storage Solutions
Samsung India confirmed that it will be hiring engineers from multiple streams such as Computer Science and allied branches (AI/ML/Computer Vision/VLSI etc.) as well as IT, Electronics, Instrumentation, Embedded Systems, Communication Networks, Mathematics & Computing and Software Engineering.
Statement of Samsung India’s Human Resources Head:
“Strengthening their focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology, Samsung’s R&D centres aim to hire new talent from India’s top engineering institutes who will work on breakthrough innovations, technologies, products and designs, including India-centric innovations, that enrich people’s lives. This will further our vision of Powering Digital India.”
Samsung India research centers have filed more than 7,500 patents in areas such as multi-camera solutions, TVs, digital applications, 5G, 6G and ultra-wideband wireless communications protocol. Many of these patents have been commercialized in Galaxy phones, watches, network equipment and digital applications.
- Read more at Samsung India Newsroom
OnePlus challenges Samsung with 4 OS updates for all flagships!
Surprisingly, OnePlus comes up to challenge Samsung’s after-sales OS and security updates dominance. At an OxygenOS Open Ears Forum in London, OnePlus confirmed (via 9to5Google) that “selected devices launched in 2023” will now get 4 OS updates and five years of “regular” security patches.
This sounds exactly the same Samsung is currently offering to all of its premium and select mid-range Galaxy devices released in 2021 onwards. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the Chinese phone maker revealed that the team behind OxygenOS is already working on future updates; OxygenOS 13.1 and 14.
Up from Google, Samsung, earlier this year, announced that flagship Galaxy devices launched in and after 2021 will be eligible for up to 4 major One UI updates and up to five years of regular security patches. OnePlus appears to be doing the same as its upcoming OnePlus 11 is likely to initiate the new 4 OS updates policy.
With expanding Android and security updates lifespan, OnePlus is trying to lessen its consumers’ frustrations amid buggy and delayed updates and the cancellation of the “unified platform” with Oppo’s ColorOS. The company now appears to be preparing to bring advancements to its own software department.
“As a user-oriented company, we do everything we can to enhance user experience. With more users keeping their devices for longer, we want to make sure we can offer that possibility. This new update policy will give users access to the latest security and functional features required to power OnePlus’ signature fast-and-smooth experience throughout the lifetime of the phone.”
At present, OnePlus offers bimonthly security updates to all eligible devices, which may turn to “regular/monthly” patches in near future. When asked, Chen confirmed that a bimonthly update cadence will still be adhered to when pushing monthly security patches to OnePlus devices.
Well, Samsung is still ahead of OnePlus as the former OEM joined one year older flagship lineup in the new policy, while the latter is making announcements for products that will launch next year. As of now, there’s nothing good news for flagship phones that OnePlus sold in the past including the OnePlus 7, 8, 9 and 10.
| Via – 9to5Google |