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[5G too] Samsung releases January 2023 security update for Galaxy S10

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Samsung S10 January 2023 update

Samsung is now rolling out the January 2023 security update for Galaxy S10 5G smartphone in Australia, Austria, France, Italy, Nordic countries, Romania, and the UK. Identified via  One UI build version G977BXXSDHWA3, the latest update improves the security, stability, and performance of the devices.

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January 13, 2023

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e smartphone users have started collecting the fresh January 2023 Android security patch update. The update is initially dispatching in Europe with customers in Switzerland first getting access to it.

It’s worth meeting that Samsung has officially ended the major software update support for these Galaxy S10 phones. However, the company is regularly delivering new security patches for the devices in order to maintain the user experience.

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The latest January 2023 update comes with fixes for a handful of issues and vulnerabilities found in Google’s Android operating system and Samsung’s One UI software. These include 52 CVEs and 20 SVEs, which were majorly affecting the phone’s security and its users’ privacy.

Samsung S10 January 2023 update

Aside from these, the current minor software update also focuses on enhancing the system’s stability to reduce errors like crashing, lagging, or freezing. Aside from these, you might also notice some performance improvements after installing this update.

Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, Samsung has released the January 2023 update for Galaxy S10 users living in Europe. However, the company should not take much time to expand it in other regions.

You can identify this update for your S10 through One UI build version G973FXXSGHWA3 while the same update for S10e and S10+ devices can be identified via G970FXXSGHWA3 and G975FXXSGHWA3 versions, respectively.

Galaxy S23 will be a worthy upgrade:

Samsung has officially announced to launch the new Galaxy S23 phones on February 1. So, if you got bored with your current S10 phone, we suggest you switch to the Galaxy S23. It’s worth mentioning that the company has also started reserving S23 phones and giving credit of $50 to the customers. For more information, read this story.

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Google Wallet’s tap-to-pay for Wear OS may soon include PIN authentication

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Google Wallet Wear OS PIN

Google is reportedly introducing a PIN code requirement for tap-to-pay transactions on Wear OS devices, similar to the authentication process on Android phones. Some users have reported this change, although it is not yet available for all Wear OS users.

The new change to Google Wallet aims to improve security, but it could complicate the charge process on smartwatches. Wear OS is known for its high security, often asking for a PIN if the device is not firmly on the wrist. Introducing a mandatory PIN entry before payments suggests that Google may have concerns about the current security of Wear OS.

According to 9to5Google, users need to open the Google Wallet app before tapping to make a payment to avoid failed transactions if the change is implemented.

Google recently updated its security for phone payments, requiring users to verify their identity before making a payment. For those who find the new phone security measures inconvenient, Wear OS was an easier option. However, entering a PIN on a small screen is less convenient than using a fingerprint.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 starts receiving April 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 April 2024 update

Samsung has begun releasing a new update for the Galaxy Tab S7 series, which brings an April 2024 security update to enhance system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. The update is rolling out in Europe and Latin America.

April 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 comes with One UI build version ending with DXD1. It is an initial rollout, so reaching all eligible models may take hours or days. The company will expand this update in more countries soon.

April 2024 Security Patch Details:

April 2024 security patch details include patches from both Google and Samsung to address vulnerabilities and bugs. Google patches 1 critical and 26 high-level CVEs for the Android operating system.

In addition, Samsung has also addressed 17 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items to enhance security. It fixes issues related to Storage Manager Service, Out of bounds write, and more.

How to Update:

Samsung users can check new software updates manually with 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 Galaxy Tab S7 April 2024 update

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Verizon Galaxy Tab A9+, S9+, and S9 FE grab April 2024 security update

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Galaxy Tab S9 A9 April 2024 security update Verizon

Verizon is rolling out the April 2024 security update for Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, Galaxy Tab S9 FE, and Galaxy Tab A9 devices in the US. The update is available for unlocked models of these tabs and the company will soon expand it.

The company is dispatching 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.

April 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, Galaxy Tab S9 FE, and Galaxy Tab A9 on Verizon network carrier can be identified through the One UI build version mentioned below.

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  • Galaxy Tab S9 Plus – X218USQS1BXD1
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE – X518USQS3BXD2
  • Galaxy Tab A9 Plus – X818USQS2BXD2

To check for software updates manually, head toward your phone’s Settings. At the bottom, you will get Software update section, simply open it. Inside the submenu, you need to hit the Download and install button if your Galaxy fetches a new OTA.

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