Although Samsung is currently updating many Galaxy phones to One UI 6.0 without any problems, Google Play system updates are not going through. According to the Galaxy Club thematic resource, due to a system update failure Various Samsung Galaxy models are not receiving Google Play, including S20, S22, S23, Z Fold 5, A33 and others.
New versions of the Google Play system are often released along with firmware updates. In some cases they are distributed separately. Both methods are acceptable, but the problem is that many Galaxy phones are now «behind schedule» for several months, and attempts to update manually only lead to new oddities.
For many Galaxy phone models, the latest Google Play system update was dated July. Some phones have stopped at more recent system updates — for August or September, and the Galaxy S20 only has the May update installed.
When trying to update the system manually or users receive a message in the style of «Your device has the latest version» and “Updates are temporarily unavailable,” or the “update process” begins, which includes rebooting the smartphone. Then it turns out that the system has not been updated, and new checks only cause endless checking for updates. Fortunately, phones do not freeze on this screen and users can return to the previous menu.