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Samsung Galaxy S20 in the US are getting December 2022 security update

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Samsung is now rolling out December 2022 security update to Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra in the US. Two weeks ago, the company debuted its latest security patch OTA for the Galaxy S20 series in Europe. Now, the carrier-locked models in the US getting the same treatment.

In the US, December 2022 firmware update can be identified through build versions G988USQS3GVKA, G986USQS3GVKA and G981USQS3GVKA for the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G and Galaxy S20 5G, respectively.

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Since the December 2022 update is available for S20 consumers in the US, it doesn’t bring any notable change. However, the company revealed that the new patch addresses five critical CVEs, sixty high levels of CVEs, and two moderate for Samsung phones and tablets.

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update for the Galaxy S20 series. So far, the company delivered the major update in various markets, and there won’t be any more Android upgrades in the future. Hopefully, the One UI 5.1 could arrive for your S20 series device.

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Your device may have already prompted you about the new firmware update. If not, just head towards the System Settings, scroll down and hit Software update menu. Once done, access the internal menu with a single click and hit the Download and install button.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 users in Korea get February 2024 update

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Earlier this week, Samsung postponed the February 2024 security update for Galaxy S22 users in Korea due to some additional changes. But without much delay, the company has started rolling out this update for Korean Galaxy S22 users.

Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are getting February 2024 security update in Korea with One UI build versions S901NKSS3DXAHS906NKSS3DXAH, and S908NKSS3DXAH respectively.

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Users will have to download a 451.29MB software package to install the update on their Galaxy S22. You can download the update through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.

The latest security patch improves system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. However, the changelog of the update does not include any new features or changes but the update surely provides a better usability experience.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Exynos variant grips February 2024 update in India 

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After the turn of Snapdragon variant, Samsung is now dispatching the enhancement and fixes of the February 2024 security update for the Exynos versions of Galaxy S21 FE smartphones. To be mentioned, the patch is currently live in India and will expand to more region users soon.

Launched back in 2022, the Galaxy S21 FE offers the ultimate performance for its users, as it comes with a powerful processor, massive battery, ample RAM, and more. However, now the availability of this latest month’s security patch will be like icing on the cake for the users of this Fan Edition.

As the update will work on the core functioning of your handy gadget and improve its security and stability for a secure and protected experience. It will also fix common bugs and glitches that may have been discovered in the system, reducing the risk of system crashes and data loss.

While the security maintenance release of February 2024, mentions fixes for over 80 vulnerability exposures from Google and Samsung software. Thus, we recommend upgrading your device to the latest version as soon as the patch reaches you.

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Also, the consumers of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Exynos variant will be able to determine the February 2024 update through One UI build version G990EXXU7FWK5 and need to install a package of around 240MB. However, users can even check for the patch manually through Settings > Software Update > Download & Install.

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Samsung may develop own mechanism if Android forces A/B Seamless Updates

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Samsung is known to provide its users with a seamless and uninterrupted experience but the Korean tech giant is refusing to adopt Google’s A/B Seamless Updates mechanism. However, now it seems that Samsung could develop its own mechanism if Android continues to force it.

As per the latest input, Android is shifting towards a future where A/B Seamless Updates will be the only supported update mechanism revealed through a comment of AOSP. However, this will make it difficult for Samsung to keep denying seamless updates for its Galaxy devices.

This might bring hope to users, who want seamless update support for their Galaxy devices, but Samsung has some different plans that you can’t think about. It means rather than adopting an Android seamless update, Samsung may develop its own mechanism that will offer its users an ultimate experience.

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  • Samsung could still technically avoid using Seamless Updates. The company could develop its own update mechanism for use with its devices, or simply revert Google’s change in affected Android versions.

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Seamless Update is a feature that allows you to continue to use your phone even during the firmware update installation. The software creates a secondary virtual partition in which the new update installs, completely ending the downtime.

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