Samsung Galaxy M21 has also received the October 2020 Android security patch through the latest update
Samsung Galaxy M21 update brings an improved Samsung Keyboard
The software update is reportedly around 650MB in size
Samsung initially released regular One UI 2.5 for its flagship phones
Samsung Galaxy M21 has started receiving a new software update in India. The new update reportedly brings One UI 2.5 Core, the latest custom skin by the South Korean company, to the phone. With the fresh development, the Galaxy M21 has become the first Galaxy M-series phone to receive the new One UI Core version. The Galaxy M21 update also includes a new version of the Samsung Keyboard. Samsung is also providing the October 2020 Android security patch through the new software update.
As per the official changelog provided on the Samsung Mobile site, the update for the Samsung Galaxy M21 carries build number M215FXXU2ATJ5. The changelog shows that the update includes the new Samsung Keyboard version that brings split keyboard to landscape mode and improves the search function for finding keyboard input languages.
Samsung has also provided an updated Messages app that lets users send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours. Further, the camera functionality has been improved with quality and stability updates. The changelog also mentions that the update brings the October 2020 Android security patch.
Although the official changelog doesn't mention any details about the One UI version, XDA Developers reports that the update carries One UI 2.5 for the Galaxy M21. Some screenshots carried out by the website show that instead of providing the regular One UI 2.5, Samsung has brought One UI 2.5 Core to the Galaxy M-series phone. A user also mentioned the One UI 2.5 Core rollout on Twitter. This suggests that the experience might be contracted from the full-fledged One UI 2.5 to some extent — maybe to offer an optimised experience on the budget phone.
In September, Samsung reportedly released One UI 2.1 for both the Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M21 phones. That update included camera features including Single Take, Night Landscape, and My Filter to deliver an enhanced photography experience.
Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in your leads and tips.