Samsung Adjusts Update Frequency for Select Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s July 2023 Security Update was made available for some Galaxy smartphones, the mid-range Galaxy A53 and the high-end Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S23 series. These security updates are said to cover 90 existing security flaws, with a combination of 52 by Google and the rest of 38 by Samsung. Fixed most of the improper access control, internal testing functions, and flaws related to Galaxy Theme Service. Till now, this was the recent information about the firmware updates.

Samsung releases its firmware updates in the quarter, biannual and annual editions. A recent report states that Samsung has reduced the frequency of the updates for some Galaxy smartphones. There will be fewer updates available for the Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, and Galaxy Tab S7 FE in the near future. Based on the dates of that product’s first release, it is claimed that the Galaxy phones and tablets will have a change of software by Samsung within every few months. The reduction of frequency is the change from quarterly to biennial or the similar one.

Galaxy A22 5G’s frequency update will be reduced from quarterly to biannual, starting with the July 2023 security update. The same goes for the Galaxy F52 5G. In other words, it can be said that a single security update will be provided for A22 5G and F52 5G per six months. Before this new regulation, these models used to get a new software upgrade every three months. For the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is concerned, the update frequency of the model will be reduced from quarterly to biannual. Previously the tablet used to get two new software upgrades every six months, and now it will take twice a year for an upgrade.

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Typically the business provides low-end handsets with two years of Android OS upgrades and four years of security patches. As for the mid-range phones, a security update of five years, along with the major OS upgrades for three years. High-end phones and tablets receive Android OS upgrades of four years and security patches of five years.

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