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Samsung upgrades the Galaxy XCover 5 to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12

The XCover 5. (Source: Samsung)
The XCover 5. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has finally updated its most current rugged smartphone, the Galaxy XCover 5, to Android 12. Its new firmware confers One UI 4.1 on the 2021 device, its new Material You-inspired system color-schemes included. The new major software upgrade is also rated to improve security on the XCover 5.

Samsung is rumored to add a new and potentially improved member of the Galaxy XCover series soon. In the meantime, it has made good on its commitment to the latest variant with its long-promised upgrade to One UI 4.

In fact, the Galaxy XCover 5 has been updated all the way to this interface's newer 4.1 version - which, as it has been stuck on 3.1 since its launch. Its new update adds many prominent features of Android 11's successor, more detailed privacy controls, camera and mic activations right from the quick-settings shade and Color Palette (Samsung's take on Material You).

The firmware in question, G525FXXU5BVE5, also upgrades the XCover 5's security patch to May 2022. This level, while not the newest possible, is still reportedly rated to address more than 80 bugs and potential vulnerabilities.

The new update has reportedly only rolled out to the European market, although it may gain more widespread availability thereafter. It might therefore keep the Galaxy XCover 5 as usable and relevant as possible, upcoming Pro-grade successor or not.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-15 (Update: 2022-06-15)