However, we do know one thing that the update addresses. Last month, Google confirmed that Samsung would be shipping a fix for Android Auto problems with its July 2021 security update. The fix is set to stop an issue that caused Android Auto to crash whenever the device was unlocked in any way. Samsung’s July update will patch an issue some Android Auto users have been facing. For the most part, July updates for Samsung devices are fairly small, with the exception of the Galaxy Note 20 series which weighs in at over 1GB. There are no obvious changes in the update, though, outside of a new QR code scanner as captured below by SamMobile.
Android upgrades are frequently ridiculed, but things are gradually improving. When it comes to Android upgrades, Samsung is one of the finest in the industry nowadays, and the firm is already pushing out the July 2021 security update to its Galaxy portfolio. The whole list may be seen below. Samsung began rolling out its July 2021 security update on June 30, nearly a week before Google releases the list of fundamental security concerns that this patch addresses on July 1st. The list, however, was posted on July 7 and includes 20 patches for Galaxy handsets, the majority of which are Google-related. The majority of the problems are related to Bluetooth vulnerabilities.
On July 6, Samsung then launched the July security patch as an over-the-air update on the Galaxy S20 series. That update started its rollout in Germany. On July 8th, the update expanded to the Galaxy S20 FE, but only the LTE model in Russia at the time. By mid-July, the update had extended to the Snapdragon versions of the Galaxy S20 FE in Europe and other regions. The Galaxy S21 series, the company’s current flagship, picked up its update on July 9. This release also marked the debut of the July patch in the United States with unlocked units getting the update first followed by carriers including T-Mobile. That update has since appeared on Samsung’s official update tracker and by July 15 had extended to the UK, India, and several regions across Europe.
Which Samsung devices are getting the July 2021 security update? The list from Samsung is, as usual, pretty hefty. As of July 1, Samsung is rolling out monthly patches to nearly 40 devices including five Enterprise devices. A further 61 devices are getting quarterly updates and 44 are getting biannual updates. Starting this month, this list will include a note on where the update first debuted and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold. Samsung kicked off this latest security update starting on one of its most popular series, the Galaxy S lineup. The update first debuted on the Galaxy S10 on June 30 in the Czech Republic. Just a day later, the update expanded to the rest of the Galaxy S10 series in other parts of Europe including Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. The update was also released in South Korea on the same day and extended to the unlocked S10 in the US around July 19. Rounding out the series, the Galaxy S10 Lite was updated first in Spain around July 10.
While Samsung has several newer foldables on the market, the July 2021 security patch was released on the original Galaxy Fold before any others. The update first launched in France but has since extended to the United States. On July 7, the update was then spotted on Galaxy Z Flip in Germany, but not the 5G model just yet. On July 12, the update further expanded to the Galaxy Z Flip in the United States, but only the variant sold by Sprint. It was also quietly launched on AT&T and, on July 13, showed up on unlocked models in the US and on a wider international basis.