We've already passed the first ten days of November, and the firmware news is waiting to reach your doorstep. Unlike other weeks, the OEM industry has been a bit silent this time around. However, the resources are fitting and are enough to amaze as well. While Google has promised an update roadmap, Samsung made sure most of its devices had their security up and running. Read along to grab a much better idea.

Devices that are Lined up for Today:

Google

Several

Samsung

Several

Google

The Last Resort for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

pixel 3 november update
Google Pixel 3

Launched back in 2018, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices have reached the end of the line for receiving updates. However, recently a piece of good news came out from the official Google sources.

The company is planning to roll out one last update for both devices within the first quarter of 2022. Recently Google has released an updated road map revealing the devices that will be receiving updates until 2024. 

Google has clearly emphasized the word “guaranteed” alongside the term Android version and Security updates in the road map. In other words, the company has clarified the scenes around the devices which will be getting Android OS and the security updates for sure.

Here is what the mapping looks like:

Smartphones(Guaranteed Android version updates )
Dated Until
(Guaranteed security updates) Dated Until
Pixel 5a 5G Enabled08/01/2408/01/24
Pixel 510/01/2310/01/23
Pixel 4a (5G Enabled)11/01/2311/01/23
Pixel 4a08/01/2308/01/23
Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL10/01/2210/01/22
Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL 05/01/2205/01/22
Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL10/01/2110/01/21
Google Update Roadmap

Google Releases Repair Calibration Tool for Pixel 6

Pixel 6 fingerprint calibration
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Apple has been receiving praise all around for devising an innovative way to detect and help in repairs. Recently, Google is seemingly trying to do the same by integrating the fingerprint sensor with the motherboard of Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices. 

Samsung

November Android Security Patch is out for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung Z Flip 3 5G

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in a number of African and Asian countries and has started upgrading its security to the latest November patch. To name the countries, the list goes like:

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Egypt
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • The Philippines
  • The UAE
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam

While the Korean variant featured the version number F711NKSU2AUJ7, the same for other regions marked F711NKSU2AUJB.

Galaxy A Phones Might Stop Receiving Firmware Updates

In case you own a Galaxy A series smartphone, the next news might leave you a bit disappointed. We're well aware of the fact that how generous Samsung is, especially when we talk about keeping the updates ready. However, for any series of devices, there is a time when pulling the plugs becomes inevitable. The scenes are now revolving around the Galaxy A devices.

November 2021 Security Patch is Live for Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung S20
Samsung S20

While it was last week when the November 2021 Android security patch started hitting the global stage, this week, the company has started rolling out the same in the US's unlocked market.

Bearing the version number G98xU1UES2DUJ7, the new firmware is now available for various networks in the States, including AT&T, Sprint, Comcast, C-Spire.

Galaxy S10s November Security Patch Reaches Global Market

Samsung S10+

Earlier this week, the Galaxy S10 devices in South Korea started getting their share of the November 2021 security patch. This time around, a number of European countries are preparing for the same.

Talking about the firmware in detail, the latest software for the respective Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 devices stick to G97xFXXSEFUJ2. While the new firmware for the 5G enabled variants holds the version number G977BXXSBFUJ2.

A Quick Look at the Samsung Devices that Received the November Security Patch So Far:

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Devices: Firmware Version: G96xFXXSHFUJ2 (Released: Europe)
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+: Firmware Version: G96xFXXSHFUJ2 (Released: Europe)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e: Firmware Version: G97xNKSS7FUJ2 (Released: South Korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+: Firmware Version: G97xNKSS7FUJ2 (Released: in South Korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: Firmware Version: G97xNKSS7FUJ2 (Released: South Korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G: Firmware Version: G780GXXU3AUJ2 (Released: Australia and the Philippines)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: Firmware Version: G781USQS6DUJ4 (Released first in the United States)
  • Available in the US: Unlocked
  • Samsung Galaxy S20: Firmware Version: G98xxXXSCDUJ5 (Released: Germany)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: G98xU1UES2DUJ7 (Network Version: AT&T, Comcast, C-Spire, and Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+: Firmware Version: G98xxXXSCDUJ5 (Released: Germany)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: G98xU1UES2DUJ7 (Network Version: AT&T, Comcast, C-Spire, and Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra" Firmware Version: G98xxXXSCDUJ5 (Released: Germany)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: G98xU1UES2DUJ7 (Network Unlocked: AT&T, Comcast, C-Spire, and Sprint)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21: Firmware Version: G99xBXXS3AUJ7 (Released first in Germany)
  • Available in the US: G99xU1UES4AUJ7 (Network Unlocked: AT&T, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bluegrass Cellular, and Verizon)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+: Firmware Version: G99xBXXS3AUIE (Released: Germany)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: G99xU1UES4AUJ7 (Network Unlocked: AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Firmware Version: G99xBXXS3AUIF (Released first in Germany)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: G99xU1UES4AUJ7 (AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Firmware Version: N960NKSU3FUJ2 (Released first in South Korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Firmware 
  • Version: N98xxXXS3DUJ6 (Released first in the United Kingdom)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: N98xU1UES2DUJ7 (Network Unlocked: AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C-Spire, Sprint, Tracfone, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Firmware Version: N98xxXXS3DUJ6 (Released first in the United Kingdom)
  • Available in the US: Firmware Version: N98xU1UES2DUJ7 (Network Unlocked: AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Comcast, C-Spire, Sprint, Tracfone, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Firmware Version: F711BXXS2AUJB / F711NKSU2AUJ7 (Released first in South Korea)
  • Samsung Galaxy A32: Firmware Version: A325FXXU2AUJ4 (Released first in Russia/Ukraine)
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 5G: Firmware Version: A326BXXU4AUJ6 (Released first in the Philippines)
  • Samsung Galaxy A41: Firmware Version: A415FXXU1CUJ3 (Released first in Russia)
  • Samsung Galaxy A51: Firmware Version: A515FXXU5EUJ4 or A51FODM5EUJ1 or A51FXXU5EUJ4 (Released first in India)

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A Quick Round Up

  • The Last Resort for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Releases Calibration Tool for Pixel 6
  • November Android Security Patch is out for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy A Phones Might Stop Receiving Firmware Updates
  • November 2021 Security Patch is Live for Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S10s November Security Patch Reaches Global Market

Wrapping Up

This wraps up the week's firmware news. Which has been your favorite? Make sure to let us know. Also, follow us for more fantastic news across the OEM industry.

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On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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