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Samsung’s 5-Year Update Promise Is Already Good Enough

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It is reported that Google’s future Pixel phones may receive software upgrades for seven years, which is delightful news for Pixel users. This quickly makes us think about the Pixel 8 series. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are the upcoming Pixel smartphones from Google, which are set to launch on October 4, 2023. This may result in Google overtaking the South Korean giant in offering the updates. Though Google will cut the gap greatly, it won’t be able to compete with Apple, as it has a record of giving iPhones security upgrades for up to ten years after their release.

The thing is that the upcoming series will support the rumor of getting seven major Android updates or not. Nothing has been made clear whether there will be seven years of software upgrades or whether Google is just extending the time between security patches. The likelihood of it being a hybrid of the two is highest; the firm may expand the number of years that its devices receive security upgrades in addition, extending the number of major Android version updates that Pixel phones receive now from three to four or five.

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The question of whether Samsung will adopt Google’s new policy of seven years of upgrades for its own phones has naturally been on the minds of Galaxy customers. However, we can’t expect Samsung to react to this anytime soon, and if it does, there will be great excitement. It comes as too little for smartphones produced by the same firm that holds a strong hand in bringing up the operating system; for instance, the $1799 Pixel Fold is eligible only for three major Android upgrades. Instead of Samsung having to repeatedly lead Google and other manufacturers in the right direction, Google should have already been releasing OS upgrades for at least four years.

Samsung may anytime regain control and pledge for five or six significant OS upgrades along with more than five years of security patches, even though it is not needed. For smartphones that cost between $300 and $1800, Samsung already announced that it would be providing five years of security updates and four years of major Android OS updates for select Galaxy devices. This is a significant improvement over the company’s previous policy of three years of software support, and it puts Samsung ahead of most other Android manufacturers.


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Samsung Galaxy Ring new features to be run on subscription model

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Samsung introduced its latest Galaxy wearable in the last Galaxy unpacked event, here we are talking about the Galaxy Ring. With this new gadget, the Korean giant has opened the door to innovation and convenience.

With the Galaxy Ring, Samsung is aiming to provide more comfort to track daily routine health changes without disturbing the regular lifestyle. For starters, the new Galaxy wearable can track various health-related factors including continuous sleep and heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, workout tracking, and more. But the question is “Do these features require any fees”?

During the Galaxy unpacked event, Samsung didn’t talk about any additional fees for using the Galaxy Ring features, nor did the company highlight any subscription model which indicates that you will not be required to pay any fee for using any feature at the moment.

But there is a twist, same as the case of Galaxy AI features where the company hasn’t publically spoken about the charges implemented on the features after 2025 and issued them in the document with a small font, the Galaxy Ring is also spotted to get some type of subscription model in the presentation slide.

However, if we observe the clause mentioned in the official presentation, which says there are no additional fees applicable to the current feature available on the Galaxy Ring, but the upcoming feature will be listed in the subscription, it means if the user uses any new feature on the Galaxy Ring then they will have to pay a certain amount


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Samsung Galaxy A55 gets July 2024 update in more countries

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Samsung started rolling out the July 2024 update with the Galaxy A55, since then the company has already introduced the update to many devices in a lot of countries however still the company isn’t able to complete the update expansion to all the units of the Galaxy A55, and now the update is reached to Brazil.

Galaxy A55 gets July 2024 update in Brazil

Samsung Galaxy A55 started getting the July 2024 update in Brazil, it is coming with the firmware version number A556EXXS4AXF7. With the latest version, Samsung hasn’t brought any significant changes to the devices. It is expected to be available in more countries in the coming days.

However, with the latest update, it is expected that Samsung will improve the overall performance and stability of the devices. If you want to explore the July 2024 update you can check this article.

Moreover, if you are having any issues while using any functionality then you should check the latest update as it is expected that it will provide some improvement to the issues and provide more stability for them.

If you are using the Galaxy A55 device in Brazil then you can now install the latest update on your device by simply following these steps: First, go to the system settings open the software update menu, here tap on the download and install button, if it shows new update available then tap on the download button.


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Galaxy A54 getting a July 2024 update more widely in the US

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The July 2024 update for the Galaxy A54 went live last week in the US, but it was limited to some carriers. Now, with the latest development, Samsung has started getting new updates on more units affiliated with more carriers.

More units of Galaxy A54 are getting a July 2024 update

Earlier this week, the Galaxy A54 grabbed the July 2024 security patch on two carriers, including Verizon and TracFone. Now, the update has been expanded to more carriers, including T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and USCellular, with the firmware version A546USQS8CXG2.

Meanwhile, the unlocked units of the Galaxy A54 are also getting the same update with the firmware version number A546U1UES8CXG2.

According to the official documentation, the July 2024 update will provide more than 60 patches. Google and Samsung have introduced many patches to enhance the security of their devices

With the July 2024 update, and your device will get the general enhancement of the security, providing more security for your data. Go to the software update menu through system settings to install the latest update.


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