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This four-year-old Samsung smartphone gets the April 2021 security update

(Topic created on: 5/10/21 9:01 AM)
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Samsung has picked up its pace over the past few months and released the Android 11 update to many Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Earlier today, the company started rolling out the Android 11 update to the Galaxy A02s and the Galaxy A12. Now, the South Korean firm has released a new security update to a four-year-old smartphone.

The Galaxy J3 (2017), which was released in July 2017, has started getting the April 2021 security update. The new software based on Android 9 Pie and has firmware version J330GDXS3CUD1 includes bug fixes and security improvements. Going by Samsung’s announcement, the update includes more than 30 fixes from Google for vulnerabilities inside stock Android code and 23 fixes from Samsung.

The new update is available in Cambodia, Italy (J330FNXXS4CUD3), Malaysia, Russia (J330FXXS4CUD4), Taiwan, and Thailand. If you are among those loyal Samsung fans who are still rocking the Galaxy J3 (2017), you can check for the update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install. We expect more markets to get the new security update for the Galaxy J3 (2017).

The Galaxy J3 (2017) was released in July 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. It received the Android 8.0 Oreo update in August 2018 and the Android 9 Pie (with One UI) update in August 2019. Currently, it is on a biannual software update schedule and could soon stop getting software updates.

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