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Carrier-locked Galaxy S22 gets April 2023 update with Image Clipper feature in the US

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Samsung has already released the April 2023 security patch to the Galaxy S22 series unlocked variant in the US. However, the latest update is not limited to unlocked variants only. Now it’s rolling out to the carrier-locked models of the Galaxy S22 series in the US as well.

The new firmware versions for the carrier-locked models are S901USQU2CWCF for S22, S906USQU2CWCF for S22+, and S908USQU2CWCF for S22 Ultra. These updates bring the April 2023 security patch and add the Image Clipper feature, which debuted with the S23 series.

The most notable feature that comes with this update is the Image Clipper feature. This feature allows users to clip a subject from an image by just pressing and holding it. This is a significant improvement that streamlines the process of editing photos on the Galaxy S22 series.
Apart from the Image Clipper feature, the update also fixes over 60 security vulnerabilities that were present in the previous version.

The Camera app on the Galaxy S22 series has also seen some improvements with this update. The update brings an enhanced camera performance, allowing users to capture images with better clarity and detail. Additionally, the Gallery app allows users to clip a subject from an image by just pressing and holding it.

Overall, this update brings several significant improvements to the Galaxy S22 series, making it a must-have for users who want the latest features and security updates. The Image Clipper feature is a welcome addition, and the enhanced camera performance makes this update a worthwhile upgrade.


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US Carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 getting May 2024 security patch

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Samsung has already started rolling out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, but it was limited to the unlocked version. Now,  with the latest development, the update has been spotted on several locked variants.

As of writing, the May 2024 security patch has been spotted for Verizon-locked devices. Users who own the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 bound to the Verizon network can identify the latest update by these firmware version numbers, F946USQS3CXE3 and F731USQS3CXE3, respectively. 

The May 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any new features, but it will provide enhancements for the security of the devices. According to the official documentation, it will bring more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches that will enhance the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches introduced by Samsung that will improve the overall performance of the Galaxy devices to protect user data against external threats.

Moreover, if you are having any issues while using any function on the device, then you should update the device. It will fix the issues and enhance the device’s performance and stability. 

If you want to update your device to the latest version, then just follow these simple steps: Forest, go to the system settings, select the software update menu, and here touch the download and install option. If it shows a new update available, then tap on the download button.

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Carrier-locked Galaxy A15 5G gets One UI 6.1 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is the latest budget-friendly device from Samsung. It was launched back in December last year, and it came with Android 14 preinstalled. Now it is getting its first significant update in the form of One UI 6.1, and it will ultimately improve the utility of different pre-existing functionality.

As of writing, the locked unit of the Galaxy A15 5G has started getting new updates with the firmware version number A156USQU1BXDA. The One UI 6.1 update for this device hasn’t brought a new security patch and still uses the April 2024 patch level. The update is available on each network for locked variants and is expected to reach the unlocked variant in the next few days.

One UI 6.1 features

The One UI 6.1 feature will provide several new changes for the Galaxy devices; however, the update will not bring any Galaxy AI features, but it will provide a bunch of new features that will elevate the user experience. According to the official changelog, the latest update for the Galaxy A15 5G will get several new enhancements like battery protection, a clock, a gallery, a mobile network, and many more. For full details, you can check the official page.

If you want to use the latest changes for the devices, you will need to update the device to the latest version by simply clicking on the system software update through the system settings. However, if you don’t receive the update on your device, then you should wait for some time.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series starts getting May 2024 security update in Europe

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 has recently grabbed the One UI 6.1 update, where it has received a new bunch of features that offer a level-up experience for the system’s users. The May 2024 security patch doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will enhance their overall security.

The Galaxy S21 series gets a May 2024 patch in Europe

European units of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers G991BXXSBGXDH, G996BXXSBGXDH, and G998BXXSBGXDH, respectively. It comes in a software package of 285.08 MB. This is the first patch update that arrived after the One UI 6.1 update, so this update may bring some improvements for the better functioning of the devices.

May 2024 Security patch details

The May 2024 security patch brings more than 50 fixes. Google has introduced 31 patches that will enhance the Android system, and along with this, there are 25 extra patches introduced by Samsung that will improve the overall performance of the Galaxy devices to protect user data against external threats.

Installation

If you are using Galaxy S21 devices in Europe, then you should have started getting notifications about the update for your device, but as the update was spotted recently, it may take time to reach every device. Alternatively, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update via system settings.

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