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The Samsung Galaxy line is receiving Android security updates once again

The Samsung Galaxy line is receiving Android security updates once again

A hitherto unknown bug has been preventing Samsung Galaxy devices from receiving security updates from Android's Project Mainline

January 12
2024
– 10 pm

(Updated 1/13/2024 at 2:48 AM)

Flagship smartphones in the line Samsung Galaxy returned this week to receive Android security updatesfrom the so-called Main line project, from Google. The devices have not received updates since May of last year due to a problem that is still unknown, but it appears to have been resolved by the giant.

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known as Google Running System Updates (GPSU) These updates focus on security fixes developed and released by the company itself. This is an effort aimed at reducing… Android operating system segmentation And also make sure that the devices Always up to datewith corrections applied invisibly and automatically – you probably didn't even know it existed.

The latest version of the system, which was released in November last year, has finally begun to arrive on the devices of the Korean brand. Sophisticated mobile phones, e.g Samsung Galaxy S23And Galaxy Z Fold 5, as well as intermediaries such as Galaxy A53 that it A34In addition, older devices are now able to install the latest security updates.

 

It is not known for sure what caused the problem, but according to information from the Android Authority website, this is not the first time the malfunction has occurred. In 2022, some Samsung devices were also stuck with the update from July of that year, and only received the new version the following January. Google, like the manufacturer, did not comment on the matter.

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It is also important not to confuse GPSU updates with direct updates from the Google Play Store or its official app. The giant has never stopped releasing these apps and they continue to be downloaded and installed on Android without any problems.

How to update via Google Play System Update

As mentioned, applying the security update should be automatic for most users. The latest version of Project Mainline is scheduled to be released in phases, becoming available to everyone in the coming days. Check out the step-by-step guide to check if your cell phone is already updated:

  1. Access cell phone settings.
  2. Select “Security & Privacy”;
  3. Click “Updates”;
  4. Access the “Google Play System Update” option.
The November update is the latest Google Play system update;  However, Samsung Galaxy mobile phones have not gotten new versions since May last year (Image: Screenshot/Renan da Silva Dores/Canaltech)

The November update is the latest Google Play system update; However, Samsung Galaxy mobile phones have not gotten new versions since May last year (Image: Screenshot/Renan da Silva Dores/Canaltech)

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Your cell phone is up to date if the latest version installed is November 2023. Otherwise, tap “Check for updates” to have the update downloaded and applied automatically.

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