Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Android update status
Currently: Android 11
The latest official Android version available for Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is Android 11. This is the same Android version the phone was originally launched with - it hasn't received any Android updates as of yet.
Expected: Android 12
Samsung has promised that Samsung Galaxy M42 5G will get Android 12. However, this is only the manufacturer's promise, as far as we know - Samsung might release even further updates to the phone later or might end support earlier on.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G update history
Samsung has promised the phone will eventually get Android 12.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G gets released, ships with Android 11.2021-04-28
Why my phone still has the older Android version...?
Please note that most of the time the new Android versions get rolled out relatively slowly: manufacturers don't deliver over-the-air (OTA) Android updates to all users at the same time, but instead, roll out the update in cycles.
Additionally, if your phone has been bought from an operator, this complicates things. While the unlocked phones might get the updates, the operator-specific, so-called "locked phones" might be out of luck. Typically, the large operators have their own customizations in place for the phones sold through them and due those customizations, the update schedule for operator locked phones can be totally different than those that are unlocked.
You can try to manually check if there's an update available for your phone by visiting your phone's Settings. There, you can find a place for System updates. Visit that section: it will check whether there's updates available for your phone right now.
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