Samsung begins May 2023 security patch rollout to Galaxy devices, even when April is yet to end. Not the latest Galaxy S23 flagship, the company picked 2019’s Galaxy A series smartphone to showcase its unbeatable software deployment capability.
The Galaxy A10e is receiving the May 2023 security patch from Samsung in South Korea. The firmware carries PDA version number A102NKOS3CWD1 and includes the latest Android and One UI patches which Google and Samsung will detail in the first week of next month.
The company takes security and privacy issues very seriously and does its best to respond as quickly as possible. Securing your Galaxy device and maintaining the trust consumers place in Samsung is its top priority. Galaxy Store also releases security updates for apps and One UI functions as needed.
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This month, Samsung served new camera features and improvements to various flagship models such as the Galaxy S22 and S21 series. Since the firmware development is underway, the company might slightly delay the May patch rollout for flagships.
A delayed rollout is expected this month as there’s no under-development software build spotted on Samsung’s server. Before release, the company’s staff tests the stability and reliability of new software updates with a number of incremental builds.
Samsung’s software update policy states that the Galaxy S23, S22, S21, S20, Note 20, Z Fold4, Z Flip4, Z Fold3, Z Flip3, A54, A53, A52s, A52 and more models support monthly releases. That said, the May security patch will be coming to plenty of Galaxy phones including the above-mentioned ones.
As of April 27, Samsung has not updated its security updates page, which lists CVEs and SVEs. As usual, the company could detail the May 2023 patch by the first week of next month, following the official Android 13 May 2023 Bulletin by Google.
You can check April 2023 updates through our dedicated post:
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 126.96.36.199 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.