Samsung Discover week: Sweet deals on the Galaxy S24 series

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Your Galaxy device may be stuck on the July 2022 Play system update

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: January 2nd, 2023 at 15:06 UTC+01:00

    The Android OS and monthly security patches aren't the only updates that your device gets. Play system updates are also rolled out every month for compatible Android devices directly by Google. It appears that the update hasn't arrived on some of Samsung's most popular devices.

    Multiple threads have emerged on Reddit and Samsung's official support forums highlighting that several Samsung Galaxy phones remain stuck on the July 2022 Play system update. It's unclear why that's so and there's not much that Samsung can do here to address the matter.

    Some devices can't go beyond the July 2022 Play system update

    The Google Play system updates are rolled out directly by Google for all compatible Android devices. It often takes more than a couple of weeks for each monthly update to arrive on your device. It's a server-side roll out which means you don't get an update notification like you do for an Android OS or security patch update.

    The issue appears to be widespread in Samsung's Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series. They remain stuck on the July 2022 Play system update. The threads also include reports from Galaxy A53 owners who have experienced the same issue. Other Galaxy phones are affected as well for no apparent reason. The issue appears to have originated after these devices were updated to Android 13 One UI 5.0

    Manually checking for a Play system update doesn't seem to do the trick. Even if an option to install a new build appears, it remains stuck on the July 2022 update even after installation and device reboot. It's not immediately clear what's causing the issue or if anything is being done to address it.

    Samsung hasn't commented on the matter as yet. Then again, there's not much the company can do if the issue is entirely on Google's end. The internet giant is keeping its silence on the matter at this point in time. We'll update you if that changes.

    Via Phone Galaxy A53Galaxy S21Galaxy S22

    You might also like

    Galaxy A53 starts getting One UI 6.1 update

    Galaxy A53 starts getting One UI 6.1 update

    Samsung has released the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A53. This major update brings dozens of new features to the mid-range smartphone. In the next few days, this software update will be released to the Galaxy A53 in many other countries and regions. Let us have a look at the details of the […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 2 days ago
    Galaxy S21 lineup grabs the May 2024 security update

    Galaxy S21 lineup grabs the May 2024 security update

    Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra owners in European countries can now download the May 2024 security update on their phones. This is the first software update for the Galaxy S21 lineup following the One UI 6.1 update that was released at the beginning of the month. The May 2024 update for European […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 3 days ago
    One UI 6.1 changelog for Galaxy A54 and other mid-range phones

    One UI 6.1 changelog for Galaxy A54 and other mid-range phones

    More than three months after the Galaxy S24 series introduced us to One UI 6.1, the latest version of Samsung's software began rolling out to mid-range Galaxy smartphones, starting with the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34, Samsung's hottest mid-range phones from 2023. As you would expect, Samsung's mid-range devices are not getting all of the […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 5 days ago
    Galaxy S22 series gets May 2024 security update in Europe

    Galaxy S22 series gets May 2024 security update in Europe

    Samsung only just started rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy S22 series in Europe, and the company is already ready with the next update for the 2022 flagship. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra are receiving the May 2024 update in some European countries. This is the first […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 7 days ago
    2021 and 2022 Galaxy flagships get One UI 6.1 and Galaxy AI update in Canada

    2021 and 2022 Galaxy flagships get One UI 6.1 and Galaxy AI update in Canada

    All Samsung flagship phones that launched in 2021 and 2022 are getting One UI 6.1 in Canada. The update is out for the Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. A lot of the information on One […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 7 days ago
    Galaxy S21 gets One UI 6.1 update in India with some AI features

    Galaxy S21 gets One UI 6.1 update in India with some AI features

    Samsung's software update game is getting stronger with each passing year. The company released the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy S21 in South Korea just four days ago. Today, the update has been released in India. The update has been released in Europe and the US over the past few days. The One […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 7 days ago