Following the unlocked variants last week, the May 2022 Android security patch is now rolling out to the carrier-locked Galaxy S20 FE 5G phones in the US. The new update is initially available to users on the Sprint network. But it should be only a matter of time before the rollout expands to other networks.
The May SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the carrier-locked variants of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G in the US comes with firmware version G781USQS7FVD4. This update fixes around 50 security vulnerabilities. The majority of those issues were discovered on Google’s version of Android and were patched by the Android maker. But more than a dozen of those were specific to Samsung devices and were accordingly fixed by the Korean behemoth.
These security fixes have been rolling out to Samsung’s Android-powered smartphones and tablets since late April. Most eligible devices have picked up the new SMR over the past three weeks. The Galaxy S20 FE has also received it in most parts of the world. The users of carrier-locked variants of the affordable Samsung flagship were among the few left. The Korean firm is now seeding the patch to them as well.
In addition, the May SMR is also today rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy A23. The new mid-ranger is getting the update in some European countries. A Global rollout should come within a few days. Speaking of a global rollout, the Galaxy Note 10 series is now getting this month’s security patch in more parts of the world. The rollout for the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G began in the US last week. It has now reached Asia and Europe too.
If you own any of the aforementioned Samsung smartphones and haven’t yet received the May update, it won’t be a much longer wait now. You should soon get a notification for the OTA (over the air) rollout. You can also manually check for updates by navigating to Settings > Software update on your phone and tapping on Download and install.
Samsung may release the June SMR next week
Despite making a plethora of smartphones every year, Samsung is the best when it comes to software support. Not only does it delivers updates on time, but it also does so ahead of time. The company releases a new security patch even before the new month has arrived. This has been a trend for well over a year now and we expect it to continue next month as well. So we wouldn’t be surprised if the June SMR starts rolling out to some Galaxy devices next week. We will keep you posted.