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Expected Firmware/ Software Update Release For Samsung Devices: Telus Communication

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We have seen several updates rolling out the past month and are continuing in July for several regions. Recently, the release date for the firmware update and what changes it’s going to bring have been posted on the official Samsung and Telus community by community managers, i.e. an expected software update of Samsung devices Canadian region; below is the update cycle chart:

The list has Samsung 19 devices

  1. SAMSUNG GS21 FE June 28 Security update + optimization
  2. SAMSUNG Note10+ June 28 Security update
  3. SAMSUNG A50 June 28 Security update
  4. SAMSUNG A20 June 28 Security update
  5. SAMSUNG A12 June 28 Security update
  6. SAMSUNG A10e June 28 Security update
  7. SAMSUNG GS20 July 6 Security update + optimization
  8. SAMSUNG GS20+ July 6 Security update + optimization
  9. SAMSUNG GS20 Ultra July 6 Security update + optimization
  10. Samsung XCover Pro July 12 Security update + optimization
  11. Samsung Z Flip 5G July 13 Security update + optimization
  12. Samsung GS21 July 13 Security update + optimization
  13. Samsung GS21+ July 13 Security update + optimization
  14. Samsung GS21 Ultra July 13 Security update + optimization
  15. Samsung GS20 FE July 13 Security update +optimization
  16. Samsung GS22 July 13 Security update + optimization
  17. Samsung GS22+ July 13 Security update + optimization
  18. Samsung GS Ultra July 13 Security update + optimization
  19. Samsung Z Flp July 13 Security update + optimization

Note that all dates are approximate and subject to change; posted dates reflect when the update is released but can take a few weeks to roll out to all devices. Telus usually approves within a week after a month of testing from the original release of software/firmware, but sometimes it could take from 4 weeks to 6 months.

About Telus Communication: Telus Communications Inc. (TCI) is the wholly-owned principal subsidiary of Telus Corporation, a Canadian national telecommunications company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services, including internet access, voice, entertainment, and healthcare, video, and IPTV television.

The Process: Unlike unlocked smartphones, carrier-locked smartphones get the software update after 3 step process: Manufacturer testing, Internal Network Testing, and Regulatory approval ;

Device manufacturer performs testing on new os or software, new software is provided to Telus, and it conducts internal testing of oS/software against their carrier network for compatibility, and when device manufacturers and carrier operator agree for new os/software for its stability then it’s submitted to the Canadian regulatory board and after meeting requirements of Canadian regulatory and fcc it’s then approved for a device manufacturer to release the update.


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Verizon locked Galaxy A23 gets May 2024 security update in the US

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Samsung has a large presence in the US, and the company is always taking care to send new software updates rapidly to all eligible devices; however, due to carrier restrictions, the company has to depend on carriers to send the updates to all the devices. For now, the Galaxy A23 5G is getting a new update.

Samsung rolls out May 2024 Update for the Galaxy A23 on Verizon 

The locked variant of the Galaxy A23 5G will receive a May 2024 security patch from Verizon. According to the information, the update is coming with the firmware version A236VSQS4CXE3. The latest update won’t bring any significant changes to the device, but some new features may require you to implement new security enhancements.

According to the official documentation, the latest update of the Galaxy A23 brings more than 50 fixes, whereas Googlehas added 31 patches that dedicatedly bring new enhancements for the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches that will provide some new enhancements for strengthening the devices.

Moreover, if you are having some issues while using the device after installing the significant One UI 6.1 update, then you should install the latest update by the May 2024 security patch update. To install the latest, go to the system update from the main settings.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 getting May 2024 update with 4G TDD support in Europe

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A couple of days ago, Samsung introduced the May 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and now its companion device, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, is getting the same update in Europe. However, with the latest update, it will enhance 4G connectivity for the device. 

Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with the firmware version number F721BXXU7FXE5. With the latest update, the company will not bring any significant feature enhancements or improvements, but it will increase the strength of the devices. Along with this, the device has grabbed support for a new 4G TDD band that will enhance the 4G network’s strength.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch will improve the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, there are more than 50 fixes, where Google has included 31 fixes, and along with this, Samsung has added 25 fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

If you want to enjoy your device with strong security enhancements, then you should keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch level. To check the availability of the latest security patch, you can check the update manually in the system settings.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 software availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was launched back in 2022 with Android 12L. The device has already grabbed two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14, and by following the software update policy, it will be eligible to get two more major updates in the coming years. Apart from the major Android update, it will also get several minor updates in the form of security patches.

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Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G getting May 2024 security patch in South Korea

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch to two more midrange Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G devices. The company has initiated the release of these devices from South Korea and expects that they will soon be available in more countries.

Informatively, the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A25 5G are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers A325NKSS6DXE2 and A256NKSS2AXE3, respectively. However, with the latest update, it doesn’t bring any new features to the devices, but it will dedicatedly improve the working of the device internally.

According to the standard changelog, the May 2024 security patch update will improve the overall performance of the device and enhance its security.  It is worth noticing that there are more than 50 fixes introduced, and Google has introduced 31 patches that exclusively improve the functionalities related to Android OS. Along with that, the device also received 25 more patches introduced by Samsung.

Moreover, with the May 2024 update, the company may introduce some new features that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices, so if you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A32 or Galaxy A32 in South Korea, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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