These Samsung Galaxy S, Z, Note and A devices will get December 2022 security update
Today, Samsung published the December 2022 security patch details along with the revised Galaxy software update plan. The company confirms, through its official support page, various Galaxy S, Z, Note and A series devices will received the December 2022 security patch this month.
Galaxy S series phones launched after the S10 Lite will be grabbing the newest Android security patch. Next, the Galaxy Z line, starting Z Fold 2, all new foldable devices are eligible for the December patch alongside China-exclusive W23 and W23 Flip foldables.
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The Galaxy Note 10 Lite and both 4G/5G variants of Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will also receive the December 2022 update this month. Lastly, the eligible enterprise models include Galaxy A52 LTE/5G, A52s, A53, XCover Pro, XCover 5 and XCover 6 Pro for monthly patches.
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Below, you can check which Galaxy devices will be getting December 2022 security update:
Galaxy S Series
Devices that receive Dec 22 patch marked bolded.
- Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra LTE/5G
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy S21 5G
- Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S21 FE 5G
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Z/W Series
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- W23 [China]
- W23 Flip [China]
Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G
Galaxy A/Enterprise Series
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A51 5G
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy XCover 5
- Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
One UI 5 is available
All of the above-listed Galaxy devices (international), except for XCover Pro, have started getting the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update. The new OS upgrade brings slew of new features, and notable system optimization for better user experiences. More here: Everything about One UI 5.0
OnePlus copying Samsung
Recently, OnePlus announced that select flagship devices launched in 2023 will be eligible for four generations of Android and five years of “regular” security patches. Samsung is already offering 4 OS upgrades to its flagships and select mid-rangers, as well as five years of patches. Read more:
OnePlus challenges Samsung with 4 OS updates for all flagships!
First Samsung Galaxy A54 update brings camera improvements
Samsung launched a new Galaxy A series smartphone, Galaxy A54 in early March 2023. Now, the company has begun releasing the first update for the Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone with camera improvements.
The latest update of Galaxy A54 enhances the behavior of the camera app to provide a better experience. Also, it installs February 2023 security patch to improve the system security of the device.
Aside from this, the update also upgrades a bundle of One UI apps including Samsung Notes Add-ons, AR Zone, Galaxy Shop, Members, Wallet, Samsung TV Plus, Voice Recorder, SmartThings, and more to the latest version.
According to the information (via GalaxyClub), February 2023 update is currently rolling out for Galaxy A54 models in Europe. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take some hours/days to reach all A54 models.
Samsung Galaxy A54 smartphone gets its first firmware update with PDA version A546BXXU1AWC4 and weighs 227.73 megabytes package. If you have got the notification of the update then install it now. Also, you can manually check the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
About Samsung Galaxy A54
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G comes with an impressive design, multiple advanced features, better day-night cameras, powerful security, new picture editing tools, and more. It packs with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Vision booster feature.
The Galaxy A54 5G features a 50MP main camera along with a 32MP front camera, an octa-core Exynos 1380 processor, the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software, and more. The main thing to highlight is that the smartphone is eligible for four major OS upgrades.
March 2023 security update makes its way to Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy M42 5G devices, which installs the March 2023 security patch. The users of Galaxy M42 5G smartphone can identify the update through build version M426BXXU4DWC1 in India.
The Korean tech giant is gradually rolling out the March 2023 security update for the Galaxy M42 5G smartphones, more models will catch it up soon. The devices have already received the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update, so if you haven’t installed the update, install it now or else you might miss March 2023 update this time.
March 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy M42 5G installs the latest Android patch released to fix security-related issues to make it more secure. Also, the company upgrades some functions and optimizes stability to provide a bug-free experience.
March 2023 security patch fixes a bunch of common vulnerability exposures related to Calls, Samsung Keyboard, System UI, Galaxy Themes, Bluetooth, and more.
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In addition, several stocks apps including Samsung Notes Add-ons, Galaxy Wearable, Global Goals, Samsung Kids, Notes, Health, Internet, Calculator, Smart Switch, Wallet, Members, SmartThings, and Voice Recorder will be updated to the latest version after the software update.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G March 2023 update #Samsung #GalaxyM42 pic.twitter.com/jUppwSBxOY
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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.
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.