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Samsung in 2022: Android 13 and One UI 5 rollout is ‘nearly’ completed

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2022 was the best year for Galaxy fans as Samsung wowed them with the Android 13/One UI 5.0 update rollout. The company started Stable One UI 5 distribution on October 24 and upgraded over 46 Galaxy device models in less than two months.

All the upgraded Galaxy devices got powerful new features with Android 13 and One UI 5 update that make every day effortless. The major OS allows users to be delighted with new colour palettes and wallpapers that will elevate the way you express your style.

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In addition, the modes and routines feature lets you discover and set modes for your activities, a whole new level of convenience. For the Camera and Gallery, the One UI 5 has a bevy of features that will elevate your photos, thanks to AI and machine learning.

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Optimise your multitasking game when you change views with a gesture or quickly open apps on split screens. These are just some of the multitude of key features and enhancements that come with Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5 upgrade.

In 2022, Samsung achieved its fastest OS upgrade rollout for Galaxy devices with Android 13. It represents the company’s most ambitious mobile software to date, as it requires high levels of customisation globally. Besides, Samsung also aims to ensure a unique experience that meets the needs of users.

In the coming weeks, more Galaxy device users will get the Android 13 upgrade as Samsung accelerates its deployment of One UI 5 updates to a wider range of models, including older flagship devices and tablets, with a goal to complete rollout for all eligible devices by today.

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These Galaxy device models upgraded so far.

  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy S20 series
  • Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8 series
  • Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M32 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy M62
  • Galaxy A22 5G
  • Galaxy F42 5G
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy Xcover 5
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A13 5G
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy A23 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A32 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy M32

Note: The list has records until December 9th.

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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Will Samsung launch Slim variants of Galaxy Z Flip 6, Z Fold 6?

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Samsung might launch Galaxy Z Flip 6 Slim and Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slip GalaxyClub reports. While the company is marching towards its July Unpacked, rumors about new Slim models are surfacing now.

RossYoung hints that Samsung might introduce a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim. It could have a larger display than the regular phone and lack S Pen support. This variant could hit the market later this year in the fourth quarter.

The Z Fold 6 Slim is model-numbered Q6 Slim, while there’s also a B6 Slim. B6 is the model number of the upcoming Z Flip 6, with Slim also expected. These rumors point out that the affordable foldables might be Slim.

At present, we don’t have any idea of the specifications of the Slim foldables. Earlier, it was reported that Samsung was heavily shocked by the reduced thickness of foldable phones released by Chinese vendors specifically Huawei.

It looks like the Korean tech giant has decided to trim some key specs in order to make foldables thinner. Those who want pro-grade specs would have option to go for strategic models, while Slim variants would extend the choice.

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Samsung struggles in Nvidia HBM test: Reuters

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Samsung is facing difficulties in passing the Nvidia HBM test Reuters reports. The report says that Samsung has not yet passed Nvidia’s tests for high-bandwidth memory. Issues with heat and power consumption are reportedly the major reasons.

Since last year, Samsung has been facing issues passing Nvidia HBM tests for HBM3 and HBM3E. Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant responded (via Reuters), “The testing is still ongoing, and final results have not been determined.”

Last month, Nvidia failed Samsung’s 8-stack and 12-stack HBM3E chips. However, the testing is still running and the company may get more chances to get its chips passed. In case the company fails to pass the HBM test, it will lag behind its competitor SK Hynix.

HBM is a key player in the booming popularity of artificial intelligence. This semiconductor stacks DRAM layers to dramatically increase data capacity and processing speed. Currently, SK Hynix and Samsung Electronics have been sharing the market.

Analysts also say that SK Hynix, which developed the first HBM chip in 2013, has spent far more time and resources on HBM research and development than Samsung over the past decade, accounting for its technological edge.

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iFixit ends Samsung collab, Repair Hub to shut next month

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iFixit made a surprising announcement, breaking its repair ties with Samsung next month. The company says that a number of reasons are behind the termination of this collaboration. Two years after servicing Galaxies, iFixit will stop selling original spare parts next month.

Samsung allegedly creates problems for independent repair services. Consumers purchasing original spare parts from Samsung are required to submit their name, contact details, home address, IMEI number, and defect details for every repair carried out.

“It’s with a heavy wrench that we have decided to end our partnership with Samsung. Despite a huge amount of effort, Samsung’s approach to repairability does not align with our mission,” iFixit reports.

The Galaxy maker also requires repair service providers to purchase spare parts in large quantities. Service providers stay away from hefty purchases as Galaxy phones are often designed in such a way that spare parts have to be sold as a glued unit with several components.

Changes taking place starting June 1st, 2024:

  • Starting June 2024, iFixit will no longer be Samsung’s designated third-party parts and tools distributor.
  • iFixit will no longer have a quantity limit of seven Samsung parts per repair shop per quarter.
  • No existing information will be removed from iFixit, but it will not collaborate directly with Samsung to develop new manuals.
  • iFixit will continue to sell parts and repair fix kits for Samsung devices, sourcing OEM parts when available and clearly indicating whether parts are original or aftermarket.
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