Samsung is currently rolling out the latest March 2022 Android security update to its wide range of Galaxy devices.
Samsung March 2022 security update – what’s new
As is usually the case, the first Samsung Galaxy phones to receive the March update did so even before the start of March, with the patch arriving on February 25. According to Google official safety bulletinthe patch includes fixes for 19 issues.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s own patch notes (via Sam-Mobile) – which also lists some of the many improvements specific to Galaxy devices – show that the March 2022 patch includes 50 security fixes, 29 of which are labeled as “high” and two labeled “critical”. Google’s description of one of the “critical” issues indicates that a flaw in the Android system could give an attacker increased privileges on your phone without you having to press anything.
At this time, it’s unclear what all other Samsung Galaxy owners should expect to find in the March update in terms of new features or changes.
Devices with Samsung March 2022 security update
This list will include a note indicating where the update first launched and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold.
Galaxy S series
This month’s security update cycle kicked off with the Galaxy S22 on February 25 – on the day of the phone’s launch – with the patch said to improve display issues reported by some early adopters of Samsung’s flagship. The fix has been rolled out more widely, including Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S22, March 7.
Samsung is also reportedly rolling out a second March patch on select Galaxy S devices – including the Galaxy S22 series – for disable game optimization service. This service actually slows down your phone’s peak performance when playing games to keep temperatures down and preserve battery life. However, it has recently become the center of controversy with many people calling for its removal.
- Galaxy S22 – S90xBXXU1AVBF / S90xEXXU1AVBF (first released in Germany)
- Note: a second patch may also be available
- Galaxy S10 Lite – G770FXXS6FVB7 (released first in Spain)
- Galaxy S9/S9+ – G96xFXXUHFVB4 (first released in Germany)
Galaxy Series A
One of the main advantages of Samsung’s low-end and mid-range Galaxy line of devices, which essentially sets them apart from all other affordable Androids except the Google Pixel A series, is that they receive regular updates. This is especially true for the Galaxy A series, but other affordable options like the Galaxy M and F series are no strangers to fixes.
The Galaxy A52 was one of the first Samsung devices to receive this month’s update, with customers in South America and beyond seeing the patch on March 11.
- Galaxy A52 – A525xUBS4BVB2 (first released in South America)
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