New software update is here – that's new

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A little later than usual, but still ahead of Google, Samsung has started distributing a new Android update. Several smartphones are supplied with the current software and thus brought up to date. GIGA tells you what changes.

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung distributes August update

In recent months, Samsung has proven that the monthly Android updates for many of its smartphones appear very early – sometimes even before the updates for Google phones. It was tight this month, but it still worked. Tomorrow, Google will most likely distribute the update for its pixel smartphones, but Samsung has already submitted it. Several models receive the August version. The following smartphones can install the August update:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ulta
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus that I own has received the update today. As usual, the security of the smartphone should be improved. Finally I noticed that the cell phone gets stuck every now and then. For example in Chrome. Then you can’t do anything for a few seconds. I hope that this problem, which basically has appeared since the last update in mid-July, will be solved. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S10 is also said to have been improved. On the S20 Plus, the update is just under 180. So you should be connected to a WLAN. As before every update, you should back up your personal data for security if something goes wrong.

What you can expect with Android 11:

When does the update to Android 11 come?

Of course, owners of current Samsung phones do not have to worry. The Galaxy S20, Note 10, S10 and many mid-range phones will get the update to the new Android 11. The Galaxy S9 and older models fall out. The rollout for the first smartphones is expected at the end of the year at the earliest. GIGA will inform you when the distribution starts.

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