Samsung took just two months to deploy the Android 13 update on Galaxy S22 series after Google released the Stable version to Pixel devices. The major OS upgrade is scheduled to reach all eligible devices by the end of the year, while Samsung beats Google yet again with the earliest November 2022 patch rollout.
Security patch updates are a necessary part of Android smartphones as the manufacturer manages to keep them secure against different kinds of vulnerabilities. Usually, Google rolls out newer security patches on the first Monday of the new month, while, Samsung is too fast in the rollout.
November 2022 patch:
Samsung included the November 2022 Android security patch in the second One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. While Google’s latest Pixel 7 smartphone lineup is still stuck on the October patch, Samsung has upgraded its Fold 4 foldable to the most up-to-date.
Earlier software update rollout is not just a common thing as it shows the advanced technologies and well-guided development team behind it. As the S22 series has just started to get One UI 5.0 update, the November 2022 patch seems just around the corner.
Google should boost SW development:
Google has a very low number of active Pixel smartphones across the world. Samsung, on the other hand, is the market leader with the highest number of Galaxy device shipments. The former needs notable improvements in the development of new software updates.
Samsung releases new security updates quite earlier than its rivals, almost, every month. The company has not yet detailed what changes the November patch brings as it will be shared next month, as soon as Google publishes the Android security bulletin.
Owning a Galaxy device lets you have rocking experiences that are not limited to early software updates. The One UI 5.0 is the most recent example of Samsung’s commitment to providing you with the best software experience. Let’s have a detailed idea at One UI 5.0 features and changes.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 grabs December 2023 security update
Samsung has pushed the December 2023 security update for unlocked models of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in the US. The update is already rolled out for locked models in the US.
The company is dispatching the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.
December 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models can be identified through One UI build versions S911U1UES2BWKA, S916U1UES2BWKA, and S918U1UES2BWKA respectively. The installation package size of this update is 421.40MB
December 2023 Security Patch Details
The newest security patch fixes over 60 vulnerabilities mainly related to buffer overflow, AR Emoji, KnoxCustom Service, bootloader, SmartManager, Knox Guard, and Contacts. Check the full details here.
Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy A14 5G, Tab A7 Lite receive November 2023 update in the US
Samsung is rolling out a new update with a November 2023 security patch for Galaxy A14 5G and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite devices on the Verizon network carrier in the US. The fresh update brings system security improvements, stability optimization, functional enhancement, and bug fixes to offer a better performance.
November 2023 security update includes patches from Google and Samsung. It update addresses 48 CVEs related to the Android operating system, 15 SVEs related to One UI software, and 2 CVEs related to Samsung.
- Galaxy A14 5G – A146USQS5BWK1
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite – T227USQS8CWK7
How to Update:
Users 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.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
Starting with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung initiated its December 2023 One UI updates rollout. The company dropped patch details and a new update roadmap for Galaxy devices in the first week. Throughout the month, Samsung will release various new One UI updates.
December 2023 One UI update for Samsung devices contains a total of 75 fixes for known security vulnerabilities. It includes 54 CVEs related to the Android operating system from Google and the rest for the One UI software system from the manufacturer itself.
In particular, Samsung Semiconductor (for Exynos-related issues) offered four security fixes, while the software division fixed 16 security flaws with the December patch. Of the 54 fixes offered by Google, 7 are deemed critical, while 43 fixes are marked as high priority.
On the other hand, 9 are marked as high priority of the 16 fixes from Samsung, while 6 are of moderate priority. One UI fixes include Knox, memory and integer overflow, AR Emoji, bootloader, Smart Clip, and the Contacts app. You can read more about them here.
Samsung One UI December 2023 Updates List
- The Galaxy S23 series begins getting the latest patches in the United States.