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Samsung probably improved the software policy on updates

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Samsung significantly improved its update policy in 2021 by extending support for numerous Galaxy devices for up to five years for security updates. However, the company did not provide explicit details regarding the frequency of these updates, whether they would be monthly or quarterly. Historically, Samsung has followed a pattern of monthly security updates for the first three years, followed by quarterly updates thereafter. However, it’s worth noting that this change did not apply to the Galaxy S20 model, which continued to receive monthly security updates beyond the three-year mark.

The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra is continuously receiving monthly updates even after passing three years; Samsung has already released three continuous security updates for the device, which clearly indicates that Samsung may improve the policy of the other flagship devices as well.

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As the Galaxy S20 was launched back in 2020, so it is expected that the other devices which are released that year and after it can also get the same update frequency. Here is the list of devices which includes Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra and S21 FE, Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra, Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 and Note 2 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2, Z Fold3 and Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Flip4, Galaxy A52, A52s, A53 and Galaxy A54.

Moreover, Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed the policy change, but if it happens, then it will be more advantageous for the users; they can get the updated security-related features with other devices for a long time.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series receives July 2024 update in Canada

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Samsung is aggressively expanding the July 2024 update to eligible devices, and it is worth noticing that the company is rapidly serving the update for the Galaxy S22 units in different regions. Earlier devices have already received the update in Europe and the US. Now, the Canadian units are also starting to get it.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series July 2024 update in Canada

Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22+ can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers S901WVLS6EXF8, S906WVLS6EXF8 and S908WVLS6EXF8 respectively.

According to the official documentation, the July 2024 update will provide more than 60 patches, and here, Google has introduced 27 patches to address the issues found in the Android OS.

Meanwhile, Samsung has also introduced 33 more patches, enabling Galaxy smartphones to be more secure. This time, the company has also exclusively introduced two more patches to address the issues related to the semiconductor chip.

Moreover, the update may also provide some more new system changes that ultimately improve the overall performance and stability of the devices. For instance, if you have had issues using your device since the last update, you should also check out the latest update.

To install the latest update on your device, first check the notification. If it has not arrived yet, go to the software update menu through the system settings. If it shows a new update available, tap on the download button. 


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 get July 2024 security patch

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Samsung has rolled out the July 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the US. It is worth noting that the update has already arrived for the Canadian units. This indicates that the company is gradually expanding the update to more units.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 new updates in the US

Samsung has already rolled out the July 2024 security patch for the fifth generation; now, moving forward, Samsung has started rolling out the July 2024 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices.

More specifically, the July 2024 update is spotted on the unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with the firmware version number F936U1UES6FXG2. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 was spotted getting the update for the locked units with firmware version number F721USQS6FXG2.

The update is spotted on the USCellular network and is expected to reach more networks in the coming days.

It is the initial rollout, so it may take time to reach every available Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 unit. If you are using the devices in the US, you can now check the update from the software update menu via system settings.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices back in 2022; the drive came with Android 12 pre-installed. Later, the devices received two more major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14. Following the updated policy, it is expected to get two more major updates by next year.


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Samsung introduces Expert RAW for the Galaxy Z Flip 6 device for the first time in foldable

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Samsung has finally debuted its premium application, Expert RAW, for the Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphones. Now, users will be able to take professional photographs with dedicated features. 

It is worth noticing that Samsung hasn’t dubbed its foldable a camera-centric smartphone. While it initially focused on only how it could bring more utility features for users to take advantage of the foldable’s uniqueness, over the years, the company has improved the camera lenses as well.

To make it more professional, the Korean giant has made Expert RAW available for smartphones. The application allows users to take advantage of different features such as ISO, shutter speed, and more.

The arrival of Expert RAW on the Galaxy Z Flip 6 opens the door for older devices, but this has not been officially confirmed. However, if a company wants to introduce the Expert RAW functionality for the Galaxy Z Foldables, then the One UI 6.1.1 update may be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.

It is worth noting that the Expert RAW for Galaxy Z Flip 6 provides an improved experience by optimizing the details of JPG and DNG image formats. More specifically, in the DNG, the part where details were intermittently lacking due to noise removal was improved by adjusting the noise level.


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