Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series is currently receiving the August 2022 Android security patch in the US. Initially, only carrier-locked devices running firmware version S90*USQU2AVG6 are eligible for the update. The most recent security update should soon be available for the unlocked versions of the phones as well.
Prior to any other manufacturer, Samsung started seeding the August SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to its devices last week. Along with the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S22 series was among the first to get the update. The current flagships’ initial distribution was restricted to the European continent. However, it currently also offers expanded to the US, Latin America, and South Korea. Users in Asia can anticipate it as well.
The August security patch’s contents have not yet been disclosed by Samsung. As usual, it will address numerous flaws in the Android OS as well as problems particular to Galaxy devices made by Korean companies. However, we are yet unable to validate the complete number of remedies or the specifics of the vulnerabilities. Later this week, the business is anticipated to release those specifics.
Advertisement However, don’t hold out hope for anything more than vulnerability fixes. Although there are certain stability enhancements included in the update’s official changelog, no user-facing changes will result from them. Later this year, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S22 Ultra will be able to use Android 13-based One UI 5.0, which Samsung is maintaining all new features for.
THE GALAXY S21 AND GALAXY S20 AUGUST UPDATE WILL GO GLOBAL SOON As was previously noted, the August SMR was also acquired by the Galaxy S21 and S20 series at roughly the same time as the Galaxy S22. Although the initial updates were only available in a few areas, a global rollout has already started. While the Galaxy S22 has already received the updated security patch everywhere, South Korea and Europe have also received it for the Galaxy S21. The Galaxy S20 series will soon follow in the footsteps of its successors and acquire the August SMR worldwide.
The most recent update will roll out in batches, along with the majority of OTA (over the air) upgrades. Before everyone in a region uses the new software package, it can take a day or two. In the upcoming days, keep an eye out for a notification regarding it. To manually check for updates, navigate to the Software update section of the Settings app.