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As a long-term Samsung person, I’ve witnessed first-hand the Hollywood-style comeback Samsung has made when it comes to how its telephones get updates. Gone are the times of ready virtually a 12 months for important model adjustments, or being a number of months behind on safety patches. Not solely have Samsung units been receiving updates quicker than ever earlier than, in some circumstances, Samsung has even overwhelmed Google to the punch. It is now carried out so once more, with Samsung beginning its rollout of Might’s safety patch for the S20 collection.
Experiences of this replace first began surfacing somewhat earlier within the week. The changelog here’s a little sparse, touching solely on safety points; earlier updates, together with one I obtained on Monday for the S20 Extremely, talked of enhancements to the digicam. Whereas we’re now solely taking a look at basic safety fixes and efficiency enhancements, this new construct does weigh in at 170MB, which is a little more than we would count on for a plain-old safety patch. Time will inform if there’s anything buried on this replace, however because it stands, a launch this early continues to be extremely spectacular.
Not solely is that this the primary OEM to start out delivering this month’s bulletin, however these are additionally the primary few telephones, full cease. Google’s Pixels are nonetheless gathering mud with the April patch, in any case. Exaggeration apart, it is praiseworthy of Samsung to really change issues round from the times of TouchWiz and set a brand new normal with One UI. Thus far there are studies of this replace showing in a number of nations, so it should not be lengthy earlier than it reaches your system.
In addition to the S20 collection, Samsung has began rolling out the Might safety patch to the Galaxy Fold and Be aware10 collection. Not happy with beating Google to the punch with its latest vary of units, Samsung has additionally managed to replace a few of final 12 months’s telephones too. Hopefully, the Galaxy S10 collection received’t be far behind.
Samsung is on fireplace this month, with the Might safety bulletin now rolling out to the Z Flip, S10 collection, and the extra inexpensive A50. Whereas it should not be a shock to see the Z Flip and S10 observe the S20 so carefully, it is refreshing to see Samsung replace the A50 in such a well timed method. Outdoors of Google’s Pixel 3a, most mid-range telephones are sometimes weeks behind the flagships.
The replace for the S10 additionally advantages from an up to date bootloader this month, though it is not sure what fixes and enhancements this can convey. Thus far, the rollout has reached unlocked fashions within the US and a few European nations. As for the Z Flip and A50, issues appear restricted to European locals for now.