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Android 12 and One UI 4.1 Firmware Releases On Galaxy A03s

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Samsung has released Android 12 with OneUI Core 4.1 update for Galaxy A03s; it can be identified with build no. A037FXXU1BVFB and was released for Serbian customers currently.

This is a major update and brings the following major changes :

  • An improved user interface design with the Color Palette feature with changes in the color of some UI elements according to the wallpaper.
  • The phone has received improved widget styling, a new widget selection UI, and more lock screen widgets.
  • Larger sliders for better brightness and volume and a dark mode. 
  • You can change the audio output target directly from the lock screen. 
  • The updated Samsung keyboard offers more stickers, GIFs, animated emoji pairs, and grammar-based language suggestions.
  • Samsung has added improved accessibility features. They are now even more accessible via a floating button. More brightness, color, contrast, and magnification options have been added.
  • The camera app has been cleaned up, and the video starts recording as soon as you press the shutter button. 
  • The Pro model of the Camera app has received a level meter. 
  • The Calendar app has received a new widget. You can quickly add calendar entries, search more efficiently, share information with others, and recover deleted events.  
  • The Gallery app has enhanced stories and a way to see where each image was taken on a map. Users can organize and organize albums more easily, fix faded or old photos, and remove sensitive information from photos (location, time, date). Users can even select multiple photos and edit their information simultaneously. 
  • You can revert the changes because the original image is still available after editing. You can adjust the lighting of your photo and add emojis and stickers. 
  • The share menu received a simpler design. You can change its layout and put the most used sharing options front and center.  
  • Samsung Internet has received a new widget to search for information directly from the home screen. It offers better search suggestions and a way to start the web browser in stealth mode.
  • The Device Care section has been redesigned and provides an easier diagnosis of phone problems. 
  • Pop-up options can now be pinned for easier access. 
  • In the Settings app, Samsung has also improved picture-in-picture, edge paneling, charging info display, and search quality. 
  • The phone also provides a report on all the times you have used your phone while driving so you can better understand the risk. 
  • You can quickly initiate a call while texting and easily find information.

Privacy & security :

To improve privacy and security, Samsung has implemented a Privacy Dashboard, privacy indicators for active camera and microphone usage, and a quick setting toggle for enabling/disabling permissions. 

System-wide access to cameras and microphones. 

You can also give the app an exact or approximate location and get notified when it tries to copy data from your clipboard. 

Apart from these changes, the update also brings a regular monthly security patch. This device is one of the latest entries and will see more UI & OS updates in the future as per Samsung’s 4-year software support policy.

About OneUI Core :

One UI is a custom Android skin installed on Samsung Galaxy smartphones. It comes in two variants – One UI Standard and One UI Core. For starters, One UI Core is not a beta version of One UI. This is a simple and stable version of the main One UI for cheap and mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. This means it has fewer features than One UI, which mostly works on other Galaxy phones.

Samsung advises keeping your device up to date and regularly checking for software updates. Users can check for the latest software update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install or turning auto-updates or notifications on in the settings of your device.

You can turn on notifications for updates in the Settings or directly go to Settings>Software Update for OneUI update. Overall it will give a more secure, easier, and fun experience.

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Samsung updates unlocked Galaxy S22, Flip4, Fold3, and Flip3 to the April 2024 security patch in the US

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In the last few days, Samsung has expanded the April 2024 security patch update to many Galaxy devices, but, due to the carrier network limitation, the update has reached only the locked variants of the devices. Fortunately, some unlocked Galaxy devices also received a new update.

Notably, Samsung has rolled out the April 2024 security patch to multiple unlocked Galaxy devices, such as the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the update by the firmware version numbers S901U1UES4DXD1, S906U1UES4DXD1, and S908U1UES4DXD1 sequentially. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is getting an update with the firmware version number F721U1UES4EXD1.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926U1UES5HXD1 and F711U1UES6HXD1, respectively. If you are using any of the mentioned devices, you should start getting notifications about the update.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 security patch could bring more than 40 fixes. In detail, Google has added 27 fixes, and along with this, there are 17 more fixes that are included by Samsung, which exclusively provides support for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some extra improvements and stability by changing the internal functions of the devices. But as far as its significance, the user will not get any important changes for the device. In case you are facing any issues while using any function, you should also update your device to the latest version, as it may also fix them.

If you are using any of the unlocked versions of the above-mentioned device, you can now update your device to the latest version. To do that, go to the system settings, then tap on the software update option. If the update is available, then tap on the download button.


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Galaxy A34 Gains April 2024 security update in Europe

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After introducing the April 2024 security patch update to many high-end Galaxy devices belonging to the Galaxy Z and S series, Samsung has now turned its focus towards the A series devices. In the latest development, it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A34 devices.

Initially, Samsung distributed the April 2024 security patch to the European units of the Galaxy A34 devices, carrying the firmware version number A346BXXS6BXD1. In the coming days, we anticipate the company to extend the update to additional units.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch is one of the standard security patches that doesn’t bring any new features but will provide some security-related enhancements that will improve the overall performance and stability of the devices.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 update brings more than 40 fixes, and Google has added 27 fixes that address the issues found in the Android OS. Meanwhile, there are 17 more fixes added by Samsung that address the issues found in Galaxy devices exclusively.

Moreover, the update may also address some issues that cause your device to malfunction or other issues like app creep, lagging, etc., so if you are also facing any issues as mentioned, then you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy A34 device in Europe, then you should start receiving notifications of the April 2024 update. To update the device, go to the software update menu via system settings. It is possible that the update hasn’t arrived on your device yet, so you just need to wait for some time.


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Samsung Galaxy A53 started receiving the April 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has already served the April 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A53 devices, but it was limited to the USA. Now, with the expansion, the device has started getting the same update in Europe. 

The Galaxy A53 is getting an April 2024 security patch update in Europe, carrying the firmware version number A536BXXS9DXD1. It is coming in a 242.54 MB software package. The update is currently spotted in some regions, and in the coming days, it will be available to all units in the next few days.

The April 2024 update provides the latest security patch that provides a bunch of security enhancements that assure that your Galaxy device will be protected against several external threats that can be dangerous. So if you are conscious of your data, it is mandatory to keep the device up-to-date.

Along with the security improvements, the update may also provide some extra improvements that will enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So to take advantage, you can now update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy A53 device in Europe, then you can now update the device to the April 2024 update by simply going to the system software update via the device’s main settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then just wait. It takes time to reach every unit of the devices. 


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