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Google brings January 2024 feature drop update with all new features

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Google frequency brings new features for its Pixel devices in the form of a feature drop update, for instance, last month company has provided a major software update in the name of December 2023 feature drop, now moving forward the company has brought a new feature full update.

Google January 2024 feature drop: What’s new 

With the new feature drop update company has rolled out some new features that will help you device using experience lets explore it:

New medical grade body temperature reading 

With the new January 2024 feature drop Google has enables the body temperature feature from the Pixel 8 Pro devices, it is previously confirmed that the Pixel 8 Pro will be equipped with a temperature measure but at the time of launch it was not enabled but now user will be avail to take advantage of this features.

Circle to search

The circle to search is one of the most prominent features of the Galaxy S24 series which is appreciated by every Galaxy user and at the time of the launch, Samsung has already mentioned that this is an especially feature which is powered by Google which has hinted that it could be the part of Pixel family in the coming days, now it is happening in reality with this update.

Magic compost for Google messages

Google has introduced auto generative and rewrite functionality for the messages this is known as magic compose, this feature will be available on Pixel 6 and the new devices, this feature offers you a different way to setup the replies, you can select way to compose the message in different ways including more concise, professional or dramatic.

Photomoji

Google messages is getting one more useful feature with the magic of composing in the form of Photmoji, earlier Google has already provide the feature for the beta users now with this update it is publicly available. With this update you will get a ability to transform any photo in a reaction, to do that you just need to hit create and select your desired image from the media picker.

Quick share

As we reported earlier that Google has joined hands to bring Quick Share on its platform now the Google has rebranded the nearby share to Quik share, with this change the feature will still do the same function which was done under the nearby share, with he update tit will get new icon, the feature will also work oon Chrome OS and Windows 10 systems.

Audio Switch

Pixel BudsPro automatically connect when you move between paired devices so there’s no ned to switch them manually. Now with the new update, you can easily switch pixel buds pro from your Pixel watch to any number of Pixel 5a and newer phones or Pixel tablets, this will more smoother experience and seamlessly transition between devices and activities.

When the new update available?

Google has already started rolling out the update but it may take some time to reach every device, it is worth noticing some features will be only available for the Pixel 8 lineu, while other device will get a few features.


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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 S21 FE

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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