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Samsung phones running months old Play System version, Google is not releasing update?

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Our Samsung smartphones get monthly patches that enhance the security and stability of the system. At the same time, Google provides separate Play system updates every month to further optimize the system’s performance and add some tweaks. But for a few months, some Samsung phones are not getting a new Google Play system update, they’re still running the old version.

Various users of Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and other smartphones are taking different platforms, like Reddit and Samsung community, to say that their phones are driving an old July 2022 Google Play system version as they have not received a new update since then.

Earlier we did not notice, but after seeing these reports, we checked our Galaxy S22 Ultra phone, and surprisingly, this phone is also running July 2022 Google Play system version. We repeatedly checked for updates after some time, but still, the new update did not show up.

Samsung old Google Play System update

It is worth mentioning that our Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is running the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software. Along with this, we have also installed its latest monthly patch in it, which is December 2022. Check the screenshots below:

 

Moreover, going by other reports through the community and Reddit, some users are often getting the option to restart and install a fresh build on their devices. But, the Google Play system build remains in July 2022.

Our folks over at Android Police even say that this problem is not limited to flagship Galaxy phones, many users of Galaxy A52 smartphones are also reporting this issue.

It seems like the problem is taking place after installing the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software on Galaxy devices as some devices like Galaxy S21 FE are stuck on the October 2022 Play system update, the time when Samsung rolled of Android 13 for it.

On the other hand, Pixel phones are regularly getting new Google Play system updates. For instance, our Pixel 7 Pro is running the latest November 2022 play system version.

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One UI 6.1 Always On Display overlapping issue fix coming, check temporary solution

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Samsung always on display issue fix

After the recent One UI 6.1 update, several Samsung users have reported an issue with the Always On Display (AOD) feature when using LockStar. This issue displays clock numbers or apps overlap during the transition of time on the lock screen.

The issue is particularly noticeable when the time shifts in minutes and apps. For example, a user reported when the time progresses from 11:57 to 11:58, it results in the digits superimposing and creates a confusing display.

Several Galaxy users are affected by this issue, and the issue persists despite subsequent firmware updates. The overlapping issue on Always On Display after One UI 6.1 is not only a rare occurrence but happens frequently enough to cause significant concern among users.

In response, a community moderator has acknowledged the One UI 6.1 overlapping AOD issue. He stated that it occurs for those using the “Automatically Restart” function and confirmed a software update to resolve this issue.

However, due to the variable nature of software update schedules, a precise resolution date cannot be provided.

One UI 6.1 Always on Display issue

As a temporary solution, users are advised to either disable the Automatic Restart function through Settings >> Device Care >> Auto Optimization or to turn off LockStar entirely.

The inconvenience caused by this issue has been recognized, and users are asked for their patience while a permanent fix is in development.

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Grainy screen seen on Galaxy S24 haunts iPad Pro 2024

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Recent Samsung flagships are accused of being affected by a grainy display issue. Meanwhile, some users of Apple’s new M4 iPad Pro reported having a similar experience. Some iPad Pro users (via MacRumors) take their complaints regarding grainy screens to social media platforms.

iPad Pro models affected by grainy screen problems reveal the problem in dark environments. When the OLED display is set at a low to medium brightness, content is displayed in gray or muted colors. Some users denote it as a sandy screen, which looks blurry by pixels.

Samsung hasn’t yet fixed the grainy screen problem on Galaxy S24 smartphones. However, IceUniverse believes that Apple will soon acknowledge the iPad screen defect and fix it through firmware. Later, Samsung will follow the suite and benefit Galaxy S24 users.

Whether it’s an OLED hardware fault or generated by firmware remains a question for now. Meanwhile, OEMs should try fixing it as soon as possible as it became a big hurdle to consumers. Continuous controversy may also lead to harming sales and trust concerns.

Pay attention, Samsung Display has also faced some yield concerns in the initial production of the 11-inch panel. Due to this, Apple transferred some of its orders from Samsung D to LG Display, which also supplies OLED for 13-inch models.

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Samsung to resolve icons visibility bug in Theme Park app’s next update

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Samsung Theme Park icons issue

Following the recent update to the Samsung Theme Park Good Lock module, several Galaxy users have encountered an issue where icons for key applications like the clock, calendar, and settings disappear. This problem has left users disappointed, especially since they were hoping for improvements with the new update.

Previously, there was a different problem where icons did not display correctly. The hope was that this would improve with the new update. Unfortunately, the situation has worsened as it is causing inconvenience for those using the app.

A community moderator has responded to user issues that the company is aware of the app icons visibility issue, and is planning to fix it in future updates of the Samsung Theme Park app.

However, the moderator also stated that to solve the problem of the app icon background color, which is different from the previous version, the app’s software would need to be updated. This means that users will have to wait longer for this particular fix.

The community moderator has not shared any timeline for this update, Samsung will release the new Theme Park update soon.

The issue where the live icon is not visible when applying a theme created by a theme park will be corrected by the team in charge and will be improved through updates to the theme park app.

However, please note that the phenomenon in which the app icon background color in the previous apk method is different from the current app icon color requires a S/W app update, so it is expected that it will take time to improve,” said the community moderator.

Samsung Theme Park icons issue

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