Samsung has recently been working with device updates for a number of phones. The October 2022 security update is rolling out to a number of Samsung Galaxy phones and even some tablets.
Samsung October 2022 Security Update – Here’s What’s New:
No details were released regarding the latest Android security update bulletin, but we expect that to change over the coming days as Pixel devices catch up — usually on the first Monday of the month. Samsung has not yet updated its tracker for Galaxy smartphones, but it is likely that that will be updated soon as well.
Some Samsung Galaxy devices are part of the One UI 5.0 beta program, which means Android 13 firmware should be around the corner.
Devices with the Samsung October 2022 Security Update
As is often the case, the Korean tech giant has a fairly consistent approach to updates. The latest and greatest Galaxy devices like the S series usually get updated first. While this is not always the case, it appears to be true.
This list will include a note on where the update first appeared and if it’s also available in the US. As usual, the latest additions will be highlighted in bold.
Galaxy S series
It should come as no surprise at all that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series was the first to receive the October 2022 security update. Being Samsung’s flagship non-foldable smartphone, it was expected and likely to be expected. At the end of September, Samsung released the latest security patch for the S22 series in limited regions. The update is likely to happen in more regions as we get into October.
Only a few days later, the update of the closed versions of the Galaxy S21 series began. The October 2022 security patch has already hit Verizon phones in the US. The latest patches often hit global markets, so this is a nice change of pace. Those on Xfinity Mobile are also starting to see the Samsung October update on the entire Galaxy S21 series according to SamMobile.
Although technically part of the S21 series, the Galaxy S21 FE was launched just a month before the S22. This means that he is in the strange position of being part of the 2022 group while still having a foot in the previous generation. However, it is still instantly updated with Indian models now starting to get the latest patch.
- Galaxy S21 / S21 + / S21 Ultra – G991USQS5CVI8 (first introduced in the US)
- Available in the US: Verizon and Xfinity Mobile
- Galaxy S21 FE – G990EXXU3CVI8 (First introduced in India)
- Galaxy S22 / S22 + / S22 Ultra – S90xBXXS2AVI7 / S908EXXS2AVI7 (First introduced in Europe / Asia)
How to check for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device
If your Samsung device has already been updated, but the October patch did not reach you in person, you can try to update manually. Simply open the Settings app, tap Software Update, and choose Download and Install.
This article was first published on September 30 and was most recently updated on October 3.
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