After releasing the November 2021 security update for international models of the Galaxy S10, Samsung is now sending the update for unlocked versions of the smartphone in the US. A majority of the carrier variants of the Galaxy S10 in the US have already received the update.
The November 2021 patch is rolling out to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and the Galaxy S10+, according to SamMobile. It carries the firmware version G97xU1UES6GUK1 and is available across unlocked models running on AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C-Spire, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile networks.
In addition to the new security patch, the update also brings the customary suite of bug fixes and stability upgrades. Customers can manually pull the update by heading over to Settings – Software Update.
The Galaxy S10 broke cover nearly three years ago with an exciting specs sheet. Though it launched with Android 9, the smartphone will receive the Android 12 update over the next few months.
Samsung sent the One UI 3.1.1 update for the Galaxy S10 back in August
A recently leaked roadmap suggests that the Galaxy S10 lineup could get the new software update in February 2021. The last major update for the smartphone was One UI 3.1.1 (Android 11) back in August.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 lineup was updated with Android 12 last month following a brief beta period. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Z Fold 3 should get the new update starting this month.
Monthly security updates are necessary to keep your device safe from security vulnerabilities or bugs. Samsung takes the issue quite seriously as it is one of the fastest to roll out security updates.
The same can’t be said about a few other flagship smartphones, barring the Google Pixel lineup. Some Samsung phones received the November 2021 security update in late October, highlighting the manufacturer’s speed with such updates.
The company is also taking a similar approach towards Android updates. With the flagship Galaxy S21 already running Android 12, a bulk of its smartphones and tablets should get the update through mid-2022. The manufacturer will then have to start working on the Android 12 successor, which could break cover in October 2022 or perhaps sooner.
Are you seeing the November 2021 security patch on your Galaxy S10?