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Samsung has already started releasing the April 2021 security patch to its several Galaxy smartphones even before starting the month of April. However, the company has recently published the security bulletin of the April 2021 security update, which details the revisions and bug fixes.

According to the official information, Samsung’s April 2021 patch keeps Galaxy phones and tablets secure against 6 critical and 37 high levels of CVEs. There’s no moderate level of threat found in this month’s patch while the company has already fixed 1 CVE with March’s patch and 1 CVE is not applicable for Samsung Galaxy devices.

Back in February 2021, the South Korean tech giant has officially announced that it will provide at least four years of up-to-date security patches for the Galaxy devices launched since 2019. Therefore, the company has also released the list of eligible devices that will get monthly/quarterly/other security updates. You can also check the full report HERE.

List of CVEs fixed in April 2021 security patch:

Critical

CVE-2020-11204, CVE-2020-11228, CVE-2020-11218, CVE-2020-11192, CVE-2020-11227, CVE-2021-0430

High

CVE-2020-11178, CVE-2020-11165, CVE-2020-11195, CVE-2020-11198, CVE-2020-11194, CVE-2020-11220, CVE-2020-11199, CVE-2020-11221, CVE-2020-11308, CVE-2020-11290, CVE-2020-11309, CVE-2020-11186, CVE-2020-11226, CVE-2020-11171, CVE-2020-11222, CVE-2020-11188, CVE-2020-11190, CVE-2020-11189, CVE-2020-11166, CVE-2021-0399, CVE-2021-0400, CVE-2021-0426, CVE-2021-0427, CVE-2021-0432, CVE-2021-0438, CVE-2021-0439, CVE-2021-0442, CVE-2021-0443, CVE-2021-0444, CVE-2021-0338, CVE-2021-0437, CVE-2021-0436, CVE-2021-0471, CVE-2021-0429, CVE-2021-0433, CVE-2021-0431, CVE-2021-0435

Moderate

  • None

Already included in previous updates

  • CVE-2020-11223

Not applicable to Samsung devices

  • CVE-2020-11299, CVE-2021-0446

* Please see Android Security Bulletin for detailed information on Google patches HERE.

Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 21 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, in order to improve customer’s confidence in the security of Samsung Mobile devices. Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR April-2021 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google. Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models getting July 2024 update in India

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE July 2024 update India

Samsung has released the July 2024 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in India. The update is live for users of Snapdragon variants and will soon expand to Exynos models. However, Galaxy S21 FE phones already received the latest patch in the US.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Snapdragon models are getting the July 2024 security update in India with One UI build version G990B2XXS8GXF3. The installation package size of this update is around 339.52MB.

The Korean tech giant is releasing the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.

July 2024 patch brings fixes over 55 issues mainly related to components like One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security. The update improves overall performance for a better experience.

To check new software updates manually, you just need to follow a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.

Samsung releases July 2024 security update for Galaxy S21 FE

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Here’s when Samsung One UI 7 Beta (Android 15) could be coming

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Samsung One UI 7 beta

Samsung announced One UI 6.1.1 in early July alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6. The company is now preparing for One UI 7 Beta alongside the rollout of One UI 6.1.1 for Samsung devices. A new report for One UI 7 appeared online, revealing the release schedule of the Beta Program of the next iteration.

According to reliable tipster @universeice, the One UI 7 Beta Program will start either by the end of July or in early August 2024 for Galaxy devices. This timeline depends on the successful completion of testing phases to ensure a smooth and fewer bug experience for users.

Samsung allows its Galaxy device users to enjoy the upcoming features on their smartphones ahead of official release through the Beta Program. Soon, some flagship users will be available to enjoy One UI 7 features on their smartphones.

One UI 7 based on Android 15 already appeared on the GeekBench platform with Galaxy S24 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S23 FE, and Galaxy S21 Plus. These devices show significant performance on tested with the next software.

However, Samsung hasn’t made any official announcement regarding the One UI 7 Beta but is expected to kick off soon. Notably, the Korean tech giant confirmed the release of One UI 7 on 3rd October 2024 at SDC, with the rollout expected later that month. Stay tuned for more information.

Galaxy S21 Plus with Android 15 and One UI 7 listed on GeekBench

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One UI 6.1 for Samsung Galaxy A23 4G starts rolling out

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Samsung Galaxy A23 4G One UI 6.1

Samsung has pushed an Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for Galaxy A23 4G smartphone users in Brazil. It installs a May 2024 security patch to improve security. However, this update is already rolled out for the 5G variant of this smartphone.

One UI 6.1 update for Samsung Galaxy A23 4G smartphone arrives with One UI build version A235MUBU7EXF2 and a package size of 1.9GB. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take some hours or days to reach all models.

Users can download the update to get benefits through new features and enhancements. They just need to visit your smartphone’s Settings app >> Software Update >> Download and install.

One UI 6.1 Features

Based on Android 14, the One UI 6.1 update unleashes a new way to operate or use your smartphone. Users can look forward to smoother animations, improved image clipping, fresh home screen widgets, and wallpaper editing options. The update also focuses on device longevity with more useful battery protection options.

For personalization, users can enjoy customizable alarm alerts and a more informative weather widget. Security is not left behind, with passkey support now included in Samsung Internet.

The company also improves Accessibility with a new feature that highlights objects in photos and images, making the device more user-friendly for all. While One UI 6.1 comes bundled with Galaxy AI features, it’s worth noting that these advanced capabilities remain exclusive to Samsung’s flagship models.

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