US Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 getting new security update as well as Call & Message Continuity support

Ever since smartphone manufacturers brought in big screens on their phones, the tablet market took a hit. A 6-inch smartphone is pretty normal these days and OEMs are adding extra “Plus (+)” variants in their lineups as well.

People also do not shy away from showing their love for big-screen smartphones as it provides more viewability. For instance, the Galaxy Note series was already one of the big-screen smartphones and now in 2019, Samsung introduced the Plus variant that rocks a massive 6.7-inch display.

But the point to note is that even though the screen size has gotten bigger, the smartphone dimensions are more-or-less the same due to the bezel-less design.

Moreover, the global tablet shipments in Q2 2019 saw a modest decline by 5% according to a report by IDC. Though, Samsung continued to be at the 2nd spot while the top spot was grabbed by Apple.

Samsung is keeping the tablet market alive by bringing in new products every now and then. Backporting new software features is another way to keep the tablet scene busy. In fact, different U.S. carriers have pushed new security updates for the Galaxy Tab S4.

The update also brings along some new features as well for 2018’s Galaxy Tab S4. Talking about specs, Galaxy Tab S4 features Snapdragon 835, 4/6 GB of RAM, 7,300 mAh battery, 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display.

Notably, the new set of updates is being pushed by Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The T-Mobile variant (SM-T837T) gets new features like CMC (Call & Message Continuity) as well as Bixby voice support along with the August security patch.

However, the Verizon (SM-T837V) and Sprint (SM-T837P) variants of Galaxy Tab S4 misses out on the CMC feature. Yet surprisingly, both of them get October security patches.

For naive, the CMC function requires the user to have a common Samsung account to be activated on both the devices for syncing calls and texts across devices.

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You can check out the screenshots along with the changelog of the update below:

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab S4

The update for T-Mobile carries the version number T837TUVU3BSI1 and bundles the August security patch.

Enhancements

  • Call & Message Continuity support
  • Bixby voice support
  • August security patch
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Verizon Galaxy Tab S4

Verizon variant of the Galaxy Tab S4 gets the October 2019 security patch and carries the version number T837VVVRS3BSI1.

What’s changing:

  • The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
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Sprint Galaxy Tab S4

The update carries build number T837PVPS3BSJ1 and is based on Android 9 Pie.

Changelog:

· Security patch update: 2019-10-01

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Notably, the European units of Galaxy Tab 4 have already received the latest November 2019 security patch (version number T830XXU4BSJ2). However, the LTE variant misses out on this OTA till date.

If you have not got the notification for a new update then, you can head to Settings > Software update > Download updates for manually checking for the updates.

Happy installing!

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