Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is now getting a new software update ahead of the others. Surprisingly, this is not the first time Samsung is getting an update before Google.
The new update brings the July 2020 security patch to Galaxy S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra – a week before the actual month of July. Here is what you will be expecting in this update.
Samsung rolls out an update on Galaxy S20 series phones
Just like any updates, a set of new and improved features are to be expected. This update is not an exemption for that. The changelog mentions improvements to the camera, including improved video stability and better zoom in shots.
There has been plenty of camera-improving updates for the Galaxy S20 series since its release back in March.
This latest update adds a new function that lets the flagships smartphones use Bluetooth microphones when recording audio through the Voice Recording app. Furthermore, the changelog officially confirms MirrorLink will no longer be supported on the Galaxy S20 series phones.
Just last month, Samsung announced that it is ending support for the three in-car services: MirrorLink, Car Mode, and Find my Car on June 1st. Additionally, the company also ended support for S Voie that very same day.
If you didn’t know, Samsung handsets have had MirrorLink support since 2014. This feature allows users who own cars with MirrorLink-compatible stereos to mirror their Samsung device’s screen on to their car’s stereo display.
But this has failed to attract enough customers. With this, Samsung has decided to discontinue it.
But here’s the thing…
Existing users can still continue using the service as long as they don’t reset their device to factory settings, connect to a new vehicle, clear app data, replace their smartphones, or even update their firmware on their device.
Therefore, the latest update officially loses the support of the Galaxy S20 devices to MirrorLink.
Galaxy S20 series gets July 2020 security patch
The July update for the Galaxy S20 series phones is now currently rolling out over the air (OTA) for users in Taiwan and South Korea. The update comes with firmware version G988NKSU1ATFD for the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The OTA file size weighs in at around 386MB for the top-tier S20 model. Similarly, the vanilla S20 and S20+ will get the same sized update.
But not to worry, other S20 owners across other markets should also start getting the latest update in the coming days. And as you’re already familiar with how Android release updates on devices, it may not be available to some simultaneously.
Your device should ping you once the update becomes available. So, check your phone’s notifications from time to time. But, you can always manually check your phone’s Settings app – tap on Download > Software Update menu.
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