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Google System Updates: What’s New in April 2023

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Google rolls out new platform updates for Android devices; this is a type of monthly update that brings some new changes for its main stock applications, including Google Play services and Google monthly updates.

With April’s new Play system update, Google has introduced several new features and enhancements for the Play Store. According to the changelog, the latest update brings some new features which will help you to discover the Apps & Games you love. Now you will get a faster and more reliable download and installation. The update also aims to enhance the security and performance of the app. Apart from these, it also adds quick access functionality to My Ad Center.

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Manage downloads through notifications directly

Previously there was no option available to switch downloads to cellular data if there was no wifi available. To do so, you have to follow a long process and change the settings of the app, but now with the new update, now Google Play store provides a shortcut in the notification which can let you switch the downloading of apps to cellular data. This feature will be available on all three platforms, including PC, Automobiles (Android Auto), and Smartphones.

Here is the full list of fixes, improvements, and other new features, as illustrated directly by Google:

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[ 3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[ 3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[ 3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[ 3]
  • [Auto, PC, Phone] Users can allow apps and games to download over cellular data from the download notification while waiting for Wi-Fi.[ 2]
  • [Phone] With this update, you will have direct access to My Ad Center.[ 2]

[2]Available through Google Play Store v35.2 updated on 04/03/2023

[3]Available through Google Play Store v35.0 updated on 04/01/2023

How to update Google Play services and Play Store

To download the latest update of the Google Play service, you simply click on this link. It will redirect to the Play Store here; you will see the app listing; now if the update is available, click on the button and download it from there, while for update the Google Play store, first, you have to go to the Play store, then click on your avatar in the corner, then “settings,” then the the “About” section here you will see the option to “Update PlayStore.”

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Unlocked Galaxy S21 FE Gets April 2024 Security Update, One UI 6.1 Wait Continues in the US

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Samsung Galaxy users with eligible One UI 6.1 devices are eagerly waiting for the update, but the company has decided to install the April 2024 security patch before the significant One UI update. So, the Galaxy S21 FE also started getting an April 2024 security patch update in the US.

The unlocked unit of the Galaxy S21 FE started getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number G990U1UESAFXD1. With the latest update, the company has made some security-related enhancements that strengthen the security mechanisms of the devices. Previously, in some Latin American countries, the device had already received the update.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S21 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

However, the Galaxy S21 FE is eligible to get One UI 6.1, so you just need to wait for some time. The Korean giant will provide the next One UI update to the device in the next few weeks. With the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S21 FE users may get some useful AI features that will enhance the overall user experience of the devices.

Coming to the April 2024 security patch, if you are using the unlocked version of the Galaxy S21 FE in the US, then now you can install the latest security patch update on your device via the software update menu from the system settings. 


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets April 2024 security update on more US Carriers

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has grabbed the April 2024 security patch on the Verizon network, and now the device is getting the same update on more carriers. The Korean giant has also rolled out the update for the device outside of the US.

The Galaxy S20 FE is getting a new update with the firmware version number G781USQSFHXD1. Specifically, AT&T, Dish, Metro PCS, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all reported seeing it. In the coming days, the company is likely to roll out the update to all eligible devices.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. Going into details, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also bring some more improvements for the devices and enhance their overall performance and stability. If you are experiencing issues while using any of your device’s functions, you should update your device to the most recent version.

If you are using the locked version of the Galaxy S20 FE device in the US, then the update should be live for your device. To install it, follow these simple steps: First, go to the system settings and open the software update menu. If you see a new update available, tap on the download button.


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Verizon locked Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE getting April 2024 security patch in the US

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE devices. But it was limited to some regions, and moving forward, it is gradually expanding to more units. The latest development shows that these devices are receiving April 2024 security patch updates in the US.

Notably, the update is live for the Verizon-locked versions of the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE with the firmware version numbers S711USQS3CXD2 and G781VSQSDHXD2. The April 2024 update brings some security-related enhancements for the devices. It is expected that unlocked units of these devices may also get the update in the next few days.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S23 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

The April 2024 update offers the most recent security patch, incorporating numerous security improvements to safeguard your Galaxy device from various potentially harmful external threats. So, if you are concerned about your data, it is necessary 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.


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