About a week after the Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung’s usual Galaxy S10 flagships are also getting the September 2022 Android security patch. The update recently began Rolling out to Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ in Europe with firmware version G97xFXXSGHVI1. A global rollout is expected to follow soon, including in the United States.
Samsung has been rolling out the September Security Maintenance Release (SMR) to its devices for about two weeks now. It has updated dozens of smartphones and tablets with the latest security patch during this period. Last week, the Galaxy S10 Lite joined the party. Flagship models that arrived almost a year before the Lite phone are finally getting it too.
This update fixes over 50 vulnerabilities affecting the Galaxy S10 trio and other Galaxy devices. The majority of these fixes relate to privacy and security flaws in the device. Samsung mentions flaws in device components such as Photo Editor, Video Editor, System UI, Call background Provider, etc. The flaws allowed malicious actors to gain unauthorized access to the affected device.
This month’s SMR also fixes around 20 vulnerabilities found in the Android operating system. These are flaws found in Google’s operating system and affect Android products from all brands. The company fixed the bugs and said almost all of them were high-severity vulnerabilities.
If you’re using a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, or Galaxy S10+ in Europe, you should receive this security update at any time. Beware of a notification prompting you to download the patch over the air (OTA). To manually check for OTA updates, go to Settings > Software Update and tap the Download and Install option. If you don’t see any pending updates, check again a few days later.
Galaxy S10 series won’t get Android 13 update
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series in early 2019 with Android 9 Pie out of the box. Over the past three years, the phones have received updates to Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12. And that’s all they’re eligible for. Samsung will not push Android 13 to these flagships. You will, however, get a few additional security updates.
The Galaxy S10 Lite, on the other hand, came with Android 10 in early 2020, so it is eligible for another Android OS update, namely Android 13. Samsung is expected to roll out the latest major update for this phone in early 2023. Custom software UI 5.0 with improved user interface, animations and a bunch of new features.