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Canadian Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy A53 devices are grabbing a new January 2023 security update

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Samsung is back in Canada with the January 2023 update; this time, the company is distributing the update to two more smartphones, including Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy A53. However, these devices already received this security update in several countries a few days ago. These devices have also received the Android 13 as a major update and are currently receiving the second post-update.

Galaxy Note 20 could still receive the One UI 5.1

According to official documentation from Samsung, the devices are eligible for monthly security updates. Notably, the latest update comes as the year’s first security update in the form of the January 2023 security patch.

Galaxy Note 20

Galaxy Note20 series devices were launched in 2020 and came with Android 10; later, the device received further updates and currently running on Android 13. However, the device is no longer eligible for further Android updates, but it will continue to receive the security update, the same as now these devices are receiving the January 2023 security update; users can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers N981WVLS3GWA1 and N986WVLS3GWA1 for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 ultra respectively.

Galaxy A53

Samsung introduced the Galaxy A53 5G device to target the mid-range segment market, it was launched in march last year, and the device comes with Android 12 preinstalled. Still, after receiving the timely update, the device received the Android 13 update. As the device came into the market after the updated policy of Samsung, so the Galaxy A53 device is eligible for four Android updates, which means it will receive the update up to Android 16. The device is receiving the January 2023 security patch update with firmware version A536WVLU3BWA4.

What is the January 2023 update?

The January 2023 update is part of the monthly security update program which Google runs to make Android devices more secure and stable against external threats. Moreover, the update includes several patches that are included by Google as well as Samsung for Galaxy devices.

If you want to secure your data on your device, it is recommended to keep the device updated with the latest security patch; January 2023 is available for download in Canada via OTA.


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Galaxy A33 receives One UI 6.1 update in India

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Samsung is working hard to provide the One UI 6.1 update to all the eligible devices. However,  this time, due to some advanced features, the company has taken time to expand the update to eligible devices. In the first phase, it rolled out the update to the latest flagship device, then in phase two, it distributed the update to older flagship devices. Now, it has started rolling out the update to midrange and budget-friendly devices. Now, moving forward, the Galaxy A33 has started getting the One UI 6.1 update.

One UI 6.1 for Galaxy A33 in India

Notably, the Galaxy A33 5G has already received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Europe, Singapore, and South Korea. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get the update in India with the firmware version number A336EDXU8EXDD. The update is coming with a massive software package of 2 GB. It is obvious because with this update, you will get a lot of new features and enhancements.

One UI 6.1 brings new features for Galaxy A33 5G

The One UI 6.1 is the latest update, which will allow users to take advantage of several features in more new ways. The update is coming with a lot of new features that will improve the functioning of the devices by adding some innovative changes for editing the images, like new AI recommendations for enhancing the photos and videos with new suggestions. You can copy and paste the images easily. 

Along with this, there are some new customization options introduced for Galaxy users, which include new wallpaper editing features, widgets, alarm alerts, personalized calendars, reminder alerts, and reorder modes. It also improved some features to make your device stronger. For more information, you can visit this link. If you want to try all the features, then you must update the device to the latest version. To do that, simply go to the software update menu via system settings.

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Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy A33 5G gets May 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy S20 FE in Europe; however, these devices have already received the update in different regions, which doesn’t have any significant changes for the device, but if you are conscious of the security, you should update the device to the latest version.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A33 5G are getting May 2024 security patch updates with the firmware version numbers G781BXXSBHXE5 and A336BXXS9EXE2, respectively. Meanwhile, the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE has the firmware version number G780FXXSHFXE5. 

May 2024 security patch update 

The May 2024 security patch update for the device will not provide any visible change for your device, but it will ensure that you will get better protection on your device from external threats that may harm your device’s data through some vulnerabilities. So to prepare it for functioning better, you should try to update your device to the latest update as soon as it is available for you.

All the new software updates for Galaxy devices come through OTA, so to check for availability, you just need to go to the software update menu in the system settings. Alternatively, if a notification arrives on your smartphone about the new software, you can also go directly to the download section by tapping on it.

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Verizon Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 6.1 in the USA

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone back in 2023; it was a budget-friendly smartphone. With the latest development, the company has introduced its successor, the Galaxy A15; however, to introduce some new functionalities to older devices, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 6.1 update for the device.

Carrier-locked Galaxy A14 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update in the US

Samsung has already introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G devices, but it was limited to Asian regions. Now it has rolled out the update for the locked variant in the US. However, currently the update is spotted for the Verizon network. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number A146USQU7DXE1. It is worth noticing that the update is using the April 2024 security patch.

One UI 6.1 update: what’s new? 

With the latest One UI 6.1 update, the Galaxy A14 5G user will get several new useful features and tenants under the existing functionality. For instance, the update has brought a new battery protection feature that allows you to set the limit for changing that prevents overcharging. Now that you can customize alarms with the ability to change the backgrounds, it also brings sharing functionality for Samsung accounts. Similar to these, there are many new features that will give you a fresh feel when using the device.

Availability and installation

The Galaxy A14 5G is getting the One UI 6.1 update in the US, and as of today, the Verizon units of the device are getting a new update and will be available on more carriers in the coming days. If you also want to take advantage, you can try the latest update by going to the software update via system settings manually.

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