Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, A21s & M31 get Samsung’s may update
Samsung continues to push the May 2023 update to more eligible Galaxy devices. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, Galaxy A21s, and Galaxy M31 are the latest models to pick up the new security patch. They join dozens of others in the ever-growing party.
Samsung started rolling out the May SMR (Security Maintenance Release) to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE last week. But it initially only covered the Wi-Fi version. Today, the new security update is available to the 5G version as well. The update is rolling out widely in Europe and Asia. Depending on your region, the new firmware build number for the tablet is T736BXXS3CWE1 or T736NKOS3CWE1. Samsung isn’t pushing anything apart from the latest vulnerability fixes to the device.
The Galaxy A21s is also joining Samsung’s may update party today. The rollout for this mid-range handset has begun in Latin America. More precisely, the update is available for users in Argentina with the firmware build number A217MUBUADWE2. The official changelog says the device is picking up some stability improvements along with the latest security fixes. Don’t expect anything major, though. The Galaxy A21s is done getting feature updates. It didn’t even get Android 13.
The Galaxy M31 is also an aging phone that would never get Android 13. However, Samsung is pushing the latest security patch to this mid-range device. According to SamMobile, the rollout has begun in select Asian countries, including India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with the build number M315FXXS3CWD1. This phone wasn’t sold globally, so the May SMR should soon reach units in the remaining few markets. There’s no additional goodie in tow here. Just the latest security patch.
May update brings dozens of vulnerability patches to these Galaxy devices
The Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, Galaxy A21s, and Galaxy M31 may not be getting any major user-facing changes with the latest update, the May SMR brings plenty of goodies on the security side of things. Samsung has already revealed that this month’s security patch contains more than 70 patches. At least six of those were critical issues, potentially leading to severe damages if exploited in the wild.
If you’re using any of these Samsung devices, watch out for a notification prompting you to download a new update. You can also manually check for updates from the Settings app, under the Software update menu. As usual, these updates will roll out to eligible units in batches. So if you don’t see any pending OTA (over the air) release today, wait a few days and check again.
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