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Wear OS 3.5 April 2023 patch released, awaited for Samsung Galaxy Watch5, Watch4



Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Plugin update

Google announced Wear OS 3.5 April 2023 security patches for compatible smartwatches. Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch4 series also run Wear OS 3.5, while the April 2023 patch is currently available for just Google’s Pixel Watch.

According to the info, Google released the monthly Wear OS 3.5 software update for April 2023 and all supported Pixel Watch devices running Wear OS 3.5 will receive this security patch. The company disclosed that the rollout will continue over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device.

Samsung, on the other side, may soon deliver a new One UI Watch update based on Wear OS 3.5 to the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch4 lineups, installing April 2023 security patches. As soon as your smartwatch gets a new firmware update, you will get notified about that.


  • The April 2023 software update includes the latest security patches for Pixel Watch users.

Apart from the Pixel Watch April update, Google also started to release the latest patches to compatible Pixel smartphones. With the latest update, Pixel 7 Pro is getting improvements for the Autofocus functionality in Macro Camera mode for better experiences.

Last month, the US tech giant released a hefty firmware update for the Pixel Watch models. The release included everything Google announced in March 2023 Pixel Feature Drop for its Pixel smartwatch. Meanwhile, it’s rumored that the Pixel Watch 2nd-gen could be coming at I/O 2023.

Galaxy Watch6 could look like Pixel Watch

Samsung would unveil the next-gen smartwatch lineup along with the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Flip5. The Watch6 series models are likely to bring major design changes; a curved glass screen in vanilla and a physical rotating bezel in the premium variant.

Also read | Z Flip5 won’t get a 3.14-inch cover screen and it’s not bad news!

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.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 starts getting July 2024 security update



Galaxy Tab S9 July 2024 security update

Samsung has begun rolling out the July 2024 security update for the Galaxy Tab S9 series. The update is currently live for users in Europe and the company will soon expand it to more countries.

July 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra can be identified through the One UI build version ending with BXG7.

The latest patch contains the Security Maintenance Release (SMR), combining patches from Google and Samsung. Google addresses 4 critical and 21 high-level vulnerabilities in Android.

Samsung has also fixed 33 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security.

It is an initial rollout so it may take some days to reach all Galaxy Tab S9 models. It is the first Galaxy Tab series to receive the July 2024 update. You can check and install the update to enjoy enhanced functions on your smartphone.

To install the update, users just need to download around 400MB package. For installtion, open Settings and tap on the Software update option. Inside the submenu, you need to hit the Download and Install button if your Galaxy fetches a new OTA.

Aside from the security update, Samsung is preparing to start the One UI 6.1.1 update rollout for Galaxy devices including the Galaxy Tab S9 series. This update will bring several new features and enhancements to provide a next-level experience.

Some of the highlighted features of One UI 6.1.1 are Sketch to Image, AI Portrait Studio, Auto Zoom, enhanced Note Assist, Instant Full-screen translation, conversation mode for dual screen, Suggested replies, Photo Ambient, and more.

Galaxy Tab S9 July 2024 security update

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Galaxy S22 series grabs July 2024 security update in India



Galaxy S22 July 2024 update India

Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones are receiving the July 2024 security update in India. This update improves system security and stability to provide a smoother performance.

July 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy S22 series is already available in Europe, the US, and Canada. The company is now rolling it out for users in India, so they can enjoy enhanced features and security.

The update enhances security and security by fixing over 55 issues. It includes fixes from Google for critical vulnerabilities in Android, ensuring that Galaxy devices are more secure against potential threats.

Samsung has also addressed a bunch of vulnerabilities mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, and Secure Folder, further improving device security. Beyond security, the update brings improvements in system stability, fixes bugs, and introduces enhanced features for better usability.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can verify the July 2024 security update in India through One UI builds S901EXXSAEXF8, S906EXXSAEXF8, and S908EXXSAEXF8 respectively.

To install the update, users can simply go to the Settings app, select Software Update, and choose ‘Download and Install’. This ensures that Galaxy owners can get an advantage from the latest improvements and security patches.

Samsung Galaxy S22 with One UI 7

Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone recently spotted running One UI 7 and Android 15 on GeekBench. It received a single-core score of 1219 and a multi-core score of 2802, which suggest notable performance improvements over its current software.

However, these benchmarking scores are based on early builds of the Galaxy S22 and do not necessarily show its final performance. Samsung is actively working to make the One UI 7 beta update available for eligible Galaxy devices.

Just recently, a tipster revealed that Samsung will start One UI 7 Beta for Galaxy devices in early August or late July 2024. Stay tuned for more updates related to One UI 7.

Here’s when Samsung One UI 7 Beta (Android 15) could be coming

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Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models getting July 2024 update in India



Samsung Galaxy S21 FE July 2024 update India

Samsung has released the July 2024 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in India. The update is live for users of Snapdragon variants and will soon expand to Exynos models. However, Galaxy S21 FE phones already received the latest patch in the US.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models are getting the July 2024 security update in India with One UI build version G990B2XXS8GXF3. The installation package size of this update is around 339.52MB.

The Korean tech giant is releasing 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.

July 2024 patch brings fixes over 55 issues mainly related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. The update improves overall performance for a better experience.

To check new software updates manually, you just need to follow 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 releases July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21 FE

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