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4x Android updates on sale at Samsung, grab yours

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At Samsung, you don’t need to buy a flagship Galaxy device, if you care about 4x Android updates. The company brings flagship-like software support to its cheap smartphones too, so consumers can get peace of mind and use their device longer.

The Galaxy A34, Galaxy M54, and Galaxy A24 are the best examples of Samsung’s unbeatable software guarantee. While the company canceled Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy A74, the same treatment expanded to cheaper phones such as the Galaxy A24.

All of these devices come preloaded with the latest Android 13-based One UI 5 software, and the South Korean tech giant promised to deliver major upgrades until Android 17. Notably, the budget Samsung phone is providing even longer Android support than Google flagships.

2023 Samsung phones with 4x Android updates

  • Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34
  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy A24

The company’s Galaxy S23 flagships come with 4 OS upgrade support, with pre-installed Android 13-based One UI 5.1. Thanks to the premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip, you will be able to use your device amazingly at least until the 2nd quarter of 2027.

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Talking about the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34, the latter became the cheapest Samsung phone to feature 4 generations of OS upgrades. Shortly, the Galaxy M54 smartphone went official, bringing the same software support as the Galaxy S23 flagships.

And a few days back, the company launched the Galaxy A24 in Vietnam. The press release mentions 4 generations of major Android/One UI updates and up to five years of security patches. This makes A24 the first budget Samsung phone to bring such a longer OS guarantee.

The Galaxy S23 series and Galaxy A54 are available for purchase in the US, while the Galaxy M54 and Galaxy A24 are yet to roll out widely. Performance and user experience may vary by hardware installations, while longer software support is officially promised and will be fulfilled as well.

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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Android gets Instant Hotspot feature that your Samsung Galaxy will miss out

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Google has recently released Android Feature Drop with a new feature called Instant Hotspot, which simplifies the way devices connect to the internet. However, the search giant officially announced that the Instant Hotspot feature will not be available on Samsung devices.

The Instant Hotspot feature allows Android tablets and Chromebooks to connect to a phone’s hotspot with just a tap, simplifying the process of sharing a mobile data connection. Previously, users had to manually activate the hotspot, search for it on their device, and enter a password to connect.

According to the information via Android Authority, this feature is part of a new Cross-Device Services module in Play Services, bringing a seamless experience similar to Apple’s Continuity.

Instant Hotspot feature works on phones running Android 11 or newer, but, notably, Samsung devices are excluded. While the exact reason for this exclusion is not disclosed, Samsung may have chosen not to participate to promote its own connectivity features.

Still, Samsung Galaxy device owners can quickly connect their devices to the internet through existing features like Auto Hotspot for Samsung tablets and Instant Tethering for Chromebooks.

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Android’s Find My Device app to get Biometric login, Remote lock features

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Google is bringing Biometric login support to Android’s Find My Device app. It is a quite useful app that allows you to find your stolen or misplaced Android device. Recently, Google started releasing the Find My Device network with upgraded capabilities.

Google continues to enhance Android and ecosystem services. The recent rollout of offline findings significantly boosted the usability and importance of the Find My Device functionality. Advancements coming to Android would directly benefit Samsung and Galaxy users!

Biometric Login

AndroidAuthority discovered that the Find My Device app seems to be testing a new “Allow Biometric login” option. This feature would allow you to verify your identity through biometric verification. This will significantly ease the accessibility of the app so you can effortlessly locate your devices.

Remote Lock

Apart from this, Google is also working on a new Remote Lock feature for Find My Device. It is expected to make it easier to lock your lost phone, similar to what Samsung offers. However, it will require login credentials of your Google Account and verification code if enabled.

The report mentions that the Remote Lock feature will be rolled out to Android 10+ devices. It might allow you to put a screen lock if it isn’t enabled before losing. Later this year, a major Google Play Services app update will bring it to your device.

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Android 15 Beta 2.1 update fixes Private Space issue

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Android 15 Beta 2.1

Google has released Android 15 Beta 2.1 update for Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, Pixel 8, 8 Pro, 8a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold. This update primarily addresses an issue with the Private space feature.

Android 15 Beta 2.1 comes with the security patch for May 2024 and can be identified through version AP31.240426.023. It is a minor update with a size of around 11-12MB.

The main fix in this update corrects an issue where initially creating a Private space caused the removal of app icons from the Home screen. With this update, the process of setting up a Private space will no longer affect the Home screen’s organization.

Google has also shared some tips on how to manage the Private space. For instance, if you can’t recall how to access a hidden Private space, simply search for ‘Private Space’ in the search bar.

Moreover, if you forget the unlock method for Private space, it can be deleted from the reset options in the device settings. Apps can also be installed in Private space by long-pressing the app icon and selecting the ‘Install in private’ option.

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