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Samsung will no longer update all Galaxy S10 devices

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Samsung releases its quarterly, monthly, and biannual firmware security updates. The policies are provided for the selected Samsung models. The models launched in 2019 or later will be supported with firmware security updates for a minimum period of four years, along with the global launch. As for the five years of software updates, the selected new models that are launched after 2022 are chosen.

The Galaxy S10 came with Android 9-based One UI 1 out of the box, and software updates for Android devices are typically released by Samsung. Software updates are worth noting because they often include bug fixes, security patches, performance improvements, and occasionally new features. Keeping our device with a date with the latest software is generally recommendable for optimal performance, security purposes, and compatibility with the latest apps and services.

But, of course, this software support cannot be infinite, and, therefore, even for the smartphones of the Korean giant, it is time to stop, as it happened for the Galaxy S10 series.

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Similar to other Samsung flagship models, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series initially received monthly security updates for the first three years. However, in April of the previous year, the update frequency was reduced to a quarterly basis as part of the security update program.

Galaxy S10 5G no longer receive any update

Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ reached the end of their support period, leading to the discontinuation of quarterly updates. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G continued to benefit from updates every three months.

Now, even the final member of the Galaxy S10 series, which includes the four high-end models, has reached the end of its support period. Consequently, these devices will no longer receive regular updates unless there is a critical security vulnerability that needs to be addressed.

When could Samsung One UI 6.0 with Android 14 arrive

The latest update schedule from Samsung, which came last year, omitted the Galaxy S10 from receiving security updates for five long years. Launching in the year 2019, with Android 9.0 Pie and this last major OS update was the Android 12-based One UI 4; after that phone moved to a quarterly updated schedule and got a new security patch at the end of every quarter.

Galaxy S10 Lite will still receive the software update

The situation is different with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. This smartphone was launched about a year later compared to the other four models of the S10 series and will continue to receive updates on a quarterly basis.

However, no major updates are planned for such a model (it is part of the group of models that are not eligible for Android 14 and One UI 6.0) and, therefore, will end its life with Android 13 and One UI 5.1.

Recently Samsung has totally dropped its support for devices like Galaxy A30 and A50 models. This clearly explains that these models did not receive any firmware updates. While discussing the updates that Galaxy S10 will include reliable software updates and a simple, workable interface. Major updates may include the update on the Android One UI framework. 


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April 2024 Update also available for Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 in South Korea

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After introducing the April 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices, Samsung has now made the April 2024 security patch update live for the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S21 smartphones in South Korea. Earlier, the company had already distributed the same update for these smartphones in some regions.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 FE is getting the April 2024 security patch update in South Korea with the firmware version number S711NKSS1BXD5. For the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, the update is coming with the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3DXD3, S906NKSU3DXD3, and S908NKSU3DXD3, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the same update with firmware version numbers G991NKSU4FXD3, G996NKSU4FXD3, and G998NKSU4FXD3, respectively.

The April 2024 update brings new security-related enhancements; as per the documentation, there are more than 40 fixes introduced. Google has included 27 fixes that will resolve issues in the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 patches that will fix the issues found in Galaxy devices exclusively.

Along with this, Samsung has also introduced a mobile ID function for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 users. With this function, users will be able to carry their driving license and national veteran registration card in the Samsung Wallet.

if you are using the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, or Galaxy S21 device in South Korea. In that case, you can now update to the latest version, April 2024, by going to the software update menu via system settings.


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Samsung Galaxy S23 gets April 2024 security patch in South Korea

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the flagship smartphones from the Korean giant; it was launched back last year and comes with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 preinstalled. As per the latest development, the device has already received some significant updates in the form of One UI 6.0 and One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. With the continuation, the device is getting a new security update in the form of the April 2024 patch.

Notably, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are getting new updates in South Korea with these firmware version numbers: S911NKSS2CXD5, S916NKSS2CXD5, and S918NKSS2CXD5, respectively. With the latest update, users will get some security-related enhancements.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update is not always limited to security enhancements; it may also provide some more improvements to the internal functions of the devices. As in the last update, the Galaxy S23 has received the One UI 6.1 update. So if you have any problems while using the device after installing the fresh One UI update, you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy S23 device in South Korea, you can install the latest update by going to the software update menu via system settings. In case you haven’t received any updates yet, wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Samsung Wallet gets new changes with April 2024 security patch for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Fold 3 in South Korea

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are getting an April 2024 security patch in South Korea. With the latest update, there will be some new changes for the Samsung wallet as well as enhancements to the overall security of the device.

Users who own the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in South Korea can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, F721NKSU2EXD2. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is getting a new update with the different version number F936NKSU2EXD2. On the other hand the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is receiving the update on firmware version F926NKSU2HXD2.

  • Samsung Wallet supports mobile ID with the April 2024 security patch

Samsung has brought some new changes to its wallet application with the April 2024 security patch, exclusively in South Korea. With the new changes, Samsung Wallet now supports’mobile ID’, which allows users to use their mobile driver’s license and national veterans registration card officially issued by the government anywhere online or offline, just like the actual ID.

Along with this, the company has introduced some new security enhancements that will improve the overall mechanism of the devices. There are more than 40 fixes introduced with the update. From them, Google has introduced 27 fixes. Meanwhile, Samsung has included 17 fixes for Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you want to take advantage of and use the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, or Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its full potential, you should update your device to the latest version via the software update menu in the system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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