Samsung appears to have dealt with Google on the rollout of the latest Android security patches. Nah, it can’t happen, I just joking as it’s the 6th of the month and Samsung has not yet released the March 2023 security update for our Galaxy devices.
Google rolls out newer Android patch updates to Pixel phones on the first Monday of the month. No matter, if the first Monday lands on the 1st or 7th, the Android maker manages to begin the distribution. However, we have noticed a slight delay in Samsung’s rollout in the past few months.
This year, Samsung published the security bulletin just after getting it detailed on the Android support page by Google. So far, any Galaxy device has not received the latest March 2023 security patch, which is anticipated by numerous consumers.
In February, Samsung was busy sending the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update to Galaxy consumers. The update comes with great new features and the February 2023 security patch is also included. One UI 5.1’s rollout is still underway, and the company seems busy with that.
Post-One UI 5.1 installation, various Galaxy device users reported having issues like battery drain and overheating. Naturally, the users are now waiting for the March OTA, which could fix the severe problems on affected Galaxy models.
Samsung firmware updates usually bring more than that Google brings to Pixel smartphones. The company includes fixes for One UI vulnerabilities in the software system as well as stock applications. Therefore, each major and minor software update by Samsung becomes a big deal.
We hope Samsung may arrive back on track soon. We want to see Galaxy devices getting the latest software updates ahead of rivals such as Pixel smartphones. A slight delay in the release timeline doesn’t matter a lot in smartphones but appears like a backfire on the OEM.
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.