[U: The US] Samsung Galaxy A14 grabs its first software update as January 2023 security patch
Samsung is expanding the Galaxy A14 January 2023 Android security patch update to Verizon consumers in the United States. The latest update slightly improves the device’s performance to maintain the users’ experience.
At the same time, it also addresses 72 privacy and security-concerned vulnerabilities and exposures to protect the data saved in the phone. The updated version is A146USQU1AWA6.
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Samsung is rolling out the first software update for its budget smartphone of the year – the Galaxy A14 5G. This update installs the most up-to-date Samsung January 2023 Android security patch for the Galaxy A14 users.
As per the information, the latest software does not bring anything new for the device users. It only aims to enhance the stability and security of the device’s system and its user’s privacy in order to further built the trust of users in One UI security.
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Additionally, the company’s January 2023 patch addresses a handful of issues and vulnerabilities, which include 20 Galaxy-specific exposures that were affecting various One UI apps and services. At the same time, it also brings fixes for 52 CVEs as a part of Google’s Android security bulletin.
Furthermore, Samsung is rolling out the Galaxy A14 January 2023 Android security patch update with One UI built version A146BXXU1AWA2. It is currently live in India, however, the company should not take much time in spreading it in other countries.
In case your phone has not yet sent you an update notification, you can check it manually through the Settings app. Just head over to the Software update section and tap on the Download and install option.
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Verizon rolling out February patch to Samsung Galaxy S10, days before April 2023
Verizon starts rolling out February 2023 security patch to Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. Recently, T-Mobile released the same leveled Android patches to the company’s legendary smartphone lineup launched in 2019.
According to Verizon, the February 2023 update brings performance improvements and the most up-to-date Android security patch on your Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, or Galaxy S10 Plus device. Since no major OS support is left, the S10 series is approaching the end of support list.
- Galaxy S10e – G970USQU8IWB5
- Galaxy S10 – G973USQU8IWB5
- Galaxy S10 Plus – G975USQU8IWB5
- The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
How to download and install:
Your Samsung smartphone will notify you to download and install the new update when it gets available. Meanwhile, there’s an easy way to force installation manually by navigating to the device’s Settings, followed by Software update and Download and install.
Era of longer support begins?
Last year, Samsung announced that select Galaxy A series phones will get major One UI upgrades up to four generations. And the support further expanded for this year’s Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 smartphones along with the Galaxy flagships.
Well, the most interesting part is, the Korean tech giant is now offering four generations of Android + One UI updates to select Galaxy M series smartphones. Just recently, the company launched the Galaxy M54 5G, which brings flagship-like software support.
What about the S10 flagships?
Back in 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series with Android 9-based One UI 1.1 out of the box. The devices were eligible for just three years of Android OS upgrades and ended up their feature-rich firmware lifecycle with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G’s March 2023 update now available in Europe
Samsung recently started releasing the March 2023 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, starting with India. Now the company is expanding the March 2023 update to Samsung Galaxy S21 FE users in Europe.
The latest update improves system security by fixing a bunch of security-related issues. However, it does not include any new features other than security maintenance.
Furthermore, Samsung’s March 2023 security patch brings Google patches that are mentioned in the Android security bulletin. There are a number of common vulnerability exposures mentioned in the document, including:
- Critical – 5
- High – 35
- Moderate – 0
- Already fixed – 4
- Not applicable – 5
Not that all, but the firmware also comes with 23 SVE (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures). With both CVE and SVE items, the company ensures the best possible security on Galaxy devices.
Users of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE can identify the March 2023 security update in Europe through PDA versions G990B2XXS2EWC4 and an installation package size of 298.70 MB.
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The update is currently available for Indian and European variants of Galaxy S21 FE and the company will soon expand it to more countries.
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If you are using a Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in Europe then you can check the latest update via Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 March 2023 security update starts releasing
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus users are grabbing March 2023 security update in Latin American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
The new update for Galaxy Tab S7 installs the latest Android patch released to fix security-related issues to make it more secure. Also, the company upgrades some functions and optimizes stability to provide a bug-free experience.
March 2023 security patch brings fixes for a bunch of common vulnerability exposures to enhance system security, stability, and performance. It fixes issues related to Calls, Samsung Keyboard, System UI, Galaxy Themes, Bluetooth, and more.
As per the information (via Sammobile), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus get the March 2023 security update with One UI build versions T87xXXS2DWC1 andT97xXXS2DWC1 respectively.
It is an initial rollout so it may take some hours/days to reach Galaxy Tab S7 models in more regions. If you have received the latest update, install it now to get a smoother experience.
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It is worth mentioning the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 already got One UI 5.1 update based on Android 13 with a bunch of new features and enhancements for the Camera, multi-tasking, Gallery, Widget, Internet, AR Zone, and more.