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Samsung rolls out January 2023 security update for Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S21 FE

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The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S21 FE are Samsung’s premium flagship devices at their release time. But as time passes, these devices no longer have that flagship tag, the fan edition of Galaxy S21 was launched in 2022, which is not that old, but the Korean giant introduced its new generation S series devices as Galaxy S22 just after the launch. While the Note 20 series devices were launched way before, they are approximately three years older devices now and end support the major Android OS update after Android 13. But as a responsible company, Samsung is keeping its promise and updating these devices with new updates.

Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra’s New Update

The Galaxy Note 20 series was launched in 2020, the device comes with Android 10, which has recently received the Android 13 update, and it was the final major update for this device. However, Samsung is still serving January 2023 security updates for the device, and now the same security update is available for the device. The latest update brings the year’s first security update in the form of January 2023. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number N981BXXS5GWA8 and N986BXXS5GWA8 for Galaxy Note 20 5G and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, respectively. The update is currently rolling out in Brazil.

However, US-unlocked Galaxy Note 20 series units already updated to the latest January 2023 security patch a week ago.

Galaxy Note 20 could still receive the One UI 5.1

New Update for Galaxy S21 FE: January 2023 Security Patch

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE device is a Fan edition device that was introduced almost one year after the main S21 Series devices. As a fan edition device, it is always discriminated against regarding firmware updates; for example, the device received the Android 13 update long after the original series. But, at the time of security updates, Samsung is very unpredictable; still, the company is updating the Fan edition after a very long gap after the original series. As of now, the Galaxy S21 FE is receiving the January 2023 update with version number G990EXXS3DWA2 in Brazil.

The January 2023 security patch details

It is the latest security update that Google has introduced for Android smartphones. The update includes several patches which fix a lot of system vulnerabilities. There are 52 patches added by Google which are marked as High priority. Along with these, Samsung has also included 20 other patches which are specially designed for its Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update is a kind of device maintenance; it brings several improvements that ultimately enhance the performance and stability of the device. So it is beneficial to update the device as soon as possible to introduce the update.


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Galaxy Z Flip 3 is now started getting the July 2024 update in Canada

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Galaxy Z Flip 3 update

Last week, Samsung introduced the July 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices in Canada. Usually, both devices get the updates at the same time, but for some reason, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is receiving it after almost three days.

Firmware details

Samsung is rolling out the July 2024 update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with firmware version number  F711WVLS8IXFC. With the latest update, the company has attached the standard changelog, which doesn’t bring any specific changes but will enhance the devices’ workings.

July 2024 update details

The July 2024 update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will provide more than 60 patches. Google has introduced 27 patches to enhance the functioning of Android. Along with this, Samsung has also introduced 33 more patches to exclusively improve the security of Galaxy devices.

Installation

If you are using the Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone in Canada, you should start getting new update notifications on your device; by tapping on the notification, you will be redirected to the software update menu. Alternatively, you can also check it manually by going to the software update from the system settings.


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Samsung Galaxy A53 gets July 2024 update in Brazil

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Galaxy A53 update

Samsung Galaxy A53 is getting a July 2024 update in Brazil. With the latest update, the company aims to enhance the security of the devices. It is worth noticing that the device has already received the update in many regions.

Galaxy A53 firmware details

Samsung has rolled out a new update for the Galaxy A53 in Brazil, firmware version number A536EXXSBEXF6. It comes in a general software package of 278 MB, which indicates that your device may not receive any significant changes, but it will improve its security.

July 2024 update for Galaxy A53

According to the official documentation, the July 2024 update has brought more than 60 patches, and here, Google has addressed 27 issues related to the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has introduced 33 more patches to enhance the working of the devices exclusively for the devices.

Apart from the new security patches, the company is expected to improve the working and stability of the devices. So, if you want to take advantage of the new, you should update your device to the latest update via system update.


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Google Play system July 2024 update brings major Play Store enhancements

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Google play system update

Google frequently brings new updates to the Play system store, which brings several new features and enhancements under the several internal functions of the devices, allowing users to take advantage of the full potential of the devices. Now, with the July 2024 update, the company is aiming to bring new changes to its several built-in applications.

Google Play system July 2024 update brings changes to Google Play Store, play services and many more

Google introduces new changes for its leading applications, including Google Play services and the Google Play store, every month. The company doesn’t release one software update to enhance these but distributes frequent updates many times a month.

According to the changelog, the Google Play store is experiencing several new changes. Users can now see more updates about the game directly from the developer. Play Protect can also remove permissions from unsafe apps to further protect users.

Now, when you click ads for apps, the Play store will directly open the app page for you to check out the details. Along with this, Japan users will get the exclusive tab to see comics, including manga, webtoon, and anime content.

Meanwhile, the Google Play services also have several improvements, like joining your phone hotpot from your tablet without having to manually set anything. The company also made some new changes to maintain the account management and security of the devices.

How to get the latest update

It is worth noticing that these changes will be distributed as new changes in the form of software updates. To get the latest update, you need to keep an eye on the working update available from the Google Play system update, which you can check through the system main settings.


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