Samsung pushes another update to the Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung‘s Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earbuds are receiving a new software update. It’s a relatively small update and comes just about a month after the last release. The buds seem to be getting some bug fixes and stability improvements. There may not be any new features in tow here, though.
The latest update for the Galaxy Buds 2 comes with the firmware build number R177XXUOAWB1 (via SamMobile). The OTA package weighs just about 3MB. A small OTA download size hints at a minor update and the official changelog confirms that. Samsung says the earbuds are getting stability and reliability improvements and nothing else. The company may be pushing some system optimizations to ensure more stable connectivity and user experience.
This software release for the Galaxy Buds 2 started rolling out a few days ago and is already available pretty widely. If you’re using the 2021 TWS pair from Samsung, you should be able to download the update via the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected smartphone, which must have an active internet connection. The app usually notifies you about new updates, but you can also manually check for them.
To manually update your Galaxy Buds, tap on the left hamburger menu on the Galaxy Wearable app’s home screen and select your earbuds. Now tap on Earbud Settings, go to the Earbuds software update menu, and tap on Download and install. Your phone will now start searching for available updates. If it finds any, you’ll be prompted to download it. If you don’t see any updates, wait a few days and check again.
Previous Galaxy Buds 2 update improved wireless charging
As said earlier, this is the second update for the Galaxy Buds 2 over the past month. While the latest release may not contain any user-facing changes, last month’s update brought charging stability improvements. It doesn’t notably change anything but the company likely pushed some internal improvements to the earbuds. For your reference, that update arrived with the firmware version R177XXU0AWA3.
Launched alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldables in August 2021, the Galaxy Buds 2 has yet to get a successor. Samsung followed the pair with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro in August last year alongside its fourth-gen foldables. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 may now arrive with a new pair of TWS earbuds later this year. There haven’t been any rumors yet, but there’s still plenty of time for those.