A bug present in some Samsung mobiles does not allow the installation of updates to the Google Play system.
If you haven’t received one for a while google play system update on your Samsung mobile, most likely you are part of the group of users of South Korean brand devices affected by a failure that prevents upgrading to the latest version.
This is reported by several owners of devices from different families, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S22 or Galaxy A53 series, among others. Users have reported the bug both on the official Samsung support forum and on Reddit.
Can’t update the version of Google Play on your Samsung? You’re not alone
The Google Play system updates they are different from Android updates. These types of updates include changes to system components related to Google servicesand its deployment does not depend on the manufacturer itself, but on Google.
Many users of Samsung devices, including models like the Galaxy S21, S22 and Galaxy A53 They are seeing how their mobiles remain anchored in old versions. In most cases, the latest available Google Play system update corresponds to the version released on July 2022. The devices that can update already have the Google Play system update November 2022.
The problem seems to be somehow related to the update to One UI 5 and Android 13 for Samsung mobilessince most of the notices come from users who have been affected after updating their devices to the latest version of the system.
Given the these types of updates depend on Google, it will probably be the browser company that will have to fix the issues to allow users of Samsung devices to update to the latest version. In the meantime, I’m afraid, there isn’t much those affected can do beyond waiting.