Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Series is getting its second software update within a week. First, the company has released the Android 13-based UI 5.0 stable version for 2020 flagships. It was also shipped with the October security update. Now, the Korean firm is seeding the November SMR (Security Management Release) to the trio.
SamMobile reports that the latest update for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ is now available in Europe. It comes with firmware version G98*FXXSFGVK1 (for the 4G models) and G98*BXXSFGVK1 (for the 5G models). Unfortunately, this release is coming right after a major Android update, so there’s little to look forward to. Samsung is only seeding vulnerability fixes as part of the November SMR update for Android devices.
Samsung already announced that the new release fixes more than 60 security and privacy issues. Although not all of these issues affect every Galaxy model, the majority will. Google is expected to provide more than half the fixes for Android OS issues.
According to the Android manufacturer, it has fixed three significant issues in Android devices. However, these fixes are only for Galaxy-specific issues. These issues are not present in Android devices of other brands.
Galaxy S20 smartphones running Android 13 receive the November security update.
The November SMR for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra in Europe should be available soon with all the above vulnerability fixes.
This update should be available to users in all other regions that received the Android 13 update with the October patch. The November SMR might be included in the major update for markets such as the US, where Samsung still needs to release Android13 for the Galaxy S20 series. This is the last major Android OS update for Galaxy S20 phones, released with Android 10 in the early 2020s. They won’t get Android 14.
You can still check for updates on the Galaxy smartphone via the Settings app. Click on Software update and then click Download and Install.
You will be asked to download any available updates. To complete the installation, your phone will automatically restart. If you are still waiting for an update, wait a few days before checking again. The Android 13 will be around 2GB in size. We recommend downloading the Android 13 update over Wi-Fi networks if your mobile data plan is limited.