Samsung has now pushed the January 2023 firmware update for the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro in Canada. It brings the phone’s Camera Controller feature to the Galaxy Watch5 devices, but, it is no longer working for now. The OEM is yet to rollout One UI 5.1 update, which brings support for Camera Controller.
According to the information, all the Galaxy devices launched after the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip would be eligible for the zoom feature through the Galaxy Watch’s Camera Controller app. Notably, the One UI 5.1 is scheduled to introduce on Feb. 1st, followed by rollout is expected in early March.
The Korean tech giant is already bringing zoom support to Galaxy Watch through the January 2023 update. As soon as your Galaxy phone receives the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update, you will be allowed to zoom in the phone’s camera app by pinching in/out on the Watch’s screen.
Apart from this, the Samsung Members app will now show you a new “Connected device diagnostic.” Using this feature of the Members app, you will get to know about your paired Galaxy smartwatch’s battery status, touch function, etc.
Do note that you have to install the latest versions of the Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable apps as well. This will ensure seamless experiences on your Galaxy Watch and connected smartphone. Lastly, it brings some under-the-hood enhancements for better usability.
Note: You can check status of your Watch through Samsung Members.
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.