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No, Samsung isn’t exactly late with the Galaxy S10 July update

Galaxy S10 owners have had one question on their mind these last few days: When is Samsung going to release the July security update for our device? The company has pushed the latest security update to all four of its 2017 and 2018 flagships and even some older ones like the Galaxy S7, but the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ are still on the June security patch. Is Samsung taking too long to bring the latest security patch to its newest flagships? Yes, it is, but it’s not exactly late, in a manner of speaking.

Samsung has pushed four Galaxy S10 security updates since the three devices went on sale, in addition to a couple of bug-fixing updates the company had to release when the update with the May security patch and camera Night mode turned out to have a few issues. And while the April security update came out on the 18th day of the month, the other three updates were released after the 20th day of their respective months. The March security update started rolling out on March 29, and the May and June updates were released on May 23 and June 23 respectively.

Samsung’s taken its time with almost every Galaxy S10 update

If we go by the last two security updates, Samsung isn’t really late with the July security update. It’s July 22 today (when this article has gone live), and if Samsung releases the update tomorrow, it will ‘technically’ be right on time. In fact, at least one Galaxy S10+ user in Germany was able to download the July security update on his device in late June and then received another update with the July patch a week later. The second update had build number G975FXXU2ASG1 and has been confirmed to be legit, so Samsung has certainly been working on it for a few weeks.

If the company doesn’t push out the update tomorrow, then we’d begin to worry. However, there might be a good reason for Samsung to take longer with the July update compared to the previous Galaxy S10 updates: Testing things thoroughly to prevent any bugs from slipping through.

A longer time in the oven may be a good thing

While some of the issues with the May update were quite serious, the June update was positively devastating for Galaxy S10 owners on Verizon’s network in the US. They found themselves locked out of their phone after installing the June security update, with no way to unlock their device and the only solution being a factory reset. The same problem didn’t affect the unlocked units in other countries, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung has decided to keep the July update in the oven until it’s absolutely sure it won’t wreak havoc for anyone.

We’re just hoping the additional time Samsung is taking for every update isn’t because it now has three models of its Galaxy S flagship. It shouldn’t really be a factor considering all three Galaxy S10 models should be similar on the software front – the three models do differ in terms of the number of cameras they have, but are otherwise pretty much at par as far as software features are concerned. The Galaxy S10e, for example, also gives you the Edge screen features despite having a flat AMOLED display.

Of course, one can also hope Samsung will have some new features or functionality to offer as recompense for making us wait so long for the next Galaxy S10 software update. From a dedicated Night mode and a QR code scanner for the camera to vibration feedback for navigation gestures, recent updates have packed more than just the latest security fixes, and that trend will hopefully continue for the next few months.

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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Argosax
Argosax

SAMSUNG!!!
why have you abandoned us

GALAXY S10+ SM-G975U1, MAY UPDATE

SoNic1967
SoNic1967

It is July 25. Still no update to S10 unlocked (US version).

Argosax
Argosax

.

nathan807
nathan807

whatever the improvement may be brought into Samsung S10 series eventually It is UNEQUAL to Huawei P30 PRO shots esp Night Shots and Macro shots. Updates are just gimmick and out of updates Samsung is earning money but nothing useful… as far as my knowledge is concern There is no new feature being introduced or camera quality is not been improved like Huawei P30 Pro. Being a FAN of Samsung S1 to S10+ series I feel shame and thinking to change Huawei,,

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

Sure go to a phone maker who has been known to integrate spy software in there devices i wish your privacy good luck …..

LIORID
LIORID

Hi, someone got it in spain?

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

another July day, another without…

HFL087
HFL087

Still waiting for july update s10+

locarno
locarno

“one Galaxy S10+ user in Germany was able to download the July security update on his device in late June”

How he get this update early ? He is on another update chanel ?

” They found themselves locked out of their phone after installing the June security update, ”

They solved this issue ?

“The Galaxy S10e, for example, also gives you the Edge screen features despite having a flat AMOLED display.”

I didn’t know about that.

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

Sooo, today still nothing. Where is my July update xD

NicuPit
NicuPit

In my opinion, they should launch an S model Flagship every 2 years minimum, so this way, it wouldn’t be such a fuss, regarding the updates, and the time they are rolled out. Samsung is making a mistake, by releasing a flagship model every year, so the clients are expecting more of this, when they should really enjoy the flagship they have at the moment, with updates on time.

locarno
locarno

But other companies also release flagship every year.

“expecting more of this,”

More of new phones ?

karelnovak
karelnovak

Samsung is late with S10 series monthly updates that’s a fact.
Only excuse as a owner of S10+ are new features and tweaks implemented (well, most of them should be already available out of the box, but still ok).
What is more often popping in my head is why should I upgrade to S11(+) if last year and two years old, mid-range devices getting updates earlier? In last years “S” series actual model was always highest prio in updating schedule and this is now gone…

zengshengliu
zengshengliu

US Unlocked S10+, still on May security patch. The US Unlocked version seems to be on delay all the time. The February patch released on March 9, March patch on April 12, April patch on May 14, May patch on May 28, and no June patch.

HFL087
HFL087

There’s no reason to delay the update, every new flagship need to get it first

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

testing new features? next year we would get updates before S11 coz will contains only security patches

HFL087
HFL087

Nope we would get android Q Also

1openmindedbloke
1openmindedbloke

There’s a message from Samsung on Samsung Members app on my phone. It was released today as says there was an update released 19th July here in UK. I don’t have it yet.

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

Whats in changelog?

1openmindedbloke
1openmindedbloke

It isn’t listed. Just explaining it was released 19th July and would take several days to arrive. It does focus on camera uodstes.

RomanBRS
RomanBRS

wow, thanks for information. If thats become true… would be amazing!

london2tim
london2tim

Samsung is really terrible at updates – its been 10 years since galaxy released and nothing has changed – except that now the flagships are last to get the updates – which was not the case till last year
so i guess for the S11 – we will get updates one month later than everyone else

oh and also – stop trying to constantly defend Samsung – do they pay your salaries?
THEY ARE BAD AT UPDATES!!

musmax
musmax

Relax and think of something else, don’t die without the July patches.

Aaditya
Aaditya

Living in denial Abhijeet? S10+ (U1), still on May patch. Not even June. Disgusting!

nathan807
nathan807

whatever the improvement may be brought into Samsung S10 series eventually It is UNEQUAL to Huawei P30 PRO shots esp Night Shots and Macro shots. Updates are just gimmick and out of updates Samsung is earning money but nothing useful… as far as my knowledge is concern There is no new feature being introduced or camera quality is not been improved like Huawei P30 Pro. Being a FAN of Samsung S1 to S10+ series I feel shame and thinking to change Huawei,,

Cicerone
Cicerone

I have S7edge, S9+, and S10e and none of them are on July security update, yet. Maybe state in the article the country where old flagships are on July security update and S10 line is not.

cardicek
cardicek

just like that … just keep saying something else to something

djcbs
djcbs

Well, one thing is true, they have been late with ALL the security updates for the S10.
However, they mostly also brought new features to the phones. So the July update – late again – better bring new features as well (say, freaking manual controls for ALL the cameras), otherwise their excuses start to run thin.

I don’t really give a d*mn about updates to be honest, but since they are charging such ridiculous amounts for the phones these days, it’s something we’re entitled to demand more than ever.

nathan807
nathan807

whatever the improvement may be brought into Samsung S10 series eventually It is UNEQUAL to Huawei P30 PRO shots esp Night Shots and Macro shots. Updates are just gimmick and out of updates Samsung is earning money but nothing useful… as far as my knowledge is concern There is no new feature being introduced or camera quality is not been improved like Huawei P30 Pro. Being a FAN of Samsung S1 to S10+ series I feel shame and thinking to change Huawei..

enko2974
enko2974

Hello,is it possible ?? Same country,same model of phone s10 plus,one on August security patch ( He received it 7 days ago ) and one on July ( no update ),same carrier ??