For any smartphone maker, it’s not possible to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Samsung devices ended major upgrade support, and the same happened with One UI 6.0 for a handful of Samsung smartphones.
This year, popular Samsung smartphones such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6.0. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!
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.
Galaxy AI: Samsung finalized Galaxy S24’s on-device AI name
Following the announcement of Gauss, Samsung unveiled Galaxy AI. It’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy AI will debut with the Galaxy S24 series next month. Today, an alleged poster surfaced, confirming that the Galaxy AI is the name of Samsung’s on-device AI.
Tipster revealed that Samsung alone is not responsible for the conception of Galaxy AI. To make Galaxy experiences epic, the company has been collaborating with several industry leaders, which certainly is a good thing. Notably, the Galaxy S24’s official unveiling is set to take place on January 17, 2024.
Samsung revealed that Galaxy AI will provide real-time translations of calls in different languages. There will be more interesting features such as image generation and the basic text-based work that other AI models are capable of handling.
Samsung sets Galaxy Fit 3 launch with 1 million shipments target
Samsung confirmed the launch of the Galaxy Fit 3 in the first half of next year. The company aims to ship a total of 1 million units of its upcoming fitness tracker device.
This wearable device simplifies features and reduces the pricing of smartwatches. The market predicted that Samsung would discontinue its smart band with the Galaxy Fit 2, which was released in October 2020.
The new product is expected to have an enlarged display and increased health measurement and fitness features. Samsung is significantly boosting the health functions of its smartwatches.
It has been reported that the launch of a sequel has been decided to expand the wearable device lineup as the healthcare market, which Samsung is focusing on as a new business, is growing.
Notably, the Galaxy Fit 3 launch could take place in the first half of 2024, separate from the January Unpacked. Samsung has been alternately unveiling wearable devices such as the Watch and Buds along with smartphones at Unpacked events in the first and second half.
Given that there are no new Samsung wearable devices for the time being, the Galaxy Fit 3 is expected to serve as a kind of stepping stone early next year. The Galaxy Watch 7 series and Galaxy Buds 3 series, successors to the current products, will be released in the second half of next year.