Samsung Galaxy A30 and J7 Nxt November security update rolling, former gets face unlock improvement
Samsung is doing a rather stellar job in pushing out updates to its devices. We have seen active Beta tests on its upcoming skin, One UI 2.0. We also know that Android 10 for its current flagships, the Galaxy S10 family and Note 10 is due sometime during the coming months.
That is not even factoring in the countless and timely monthly Android security patches that the Korean tech giant has been pushing out to its devices, both current and aging.
Keeping with that rather healthy trend, Samsung is rolling out the November Android security patch to the Galaxy A30. Currently available in India, the update brings with it a bunch of improvements to the Galaxy A30.
The update, among other things, improves the device’s face unlock feature and contains a bunch of bug fixes and improvements. It also enforces the anti-rollback feature while bringing the device’s software number up to ASK3 from ASJ2.
Samsung Galaxy A30’s official tracker is yet to get updated to reflect this update. However, the unofficial tracker has been updated accordingly and does confirm that this, indeed, is the November security patch for the Galaxy A30; refer to the screenshots above.
Galaxy J7 Nxt
Also receiving the November security patch is the Galaxy J7 Nxt/neo. The device was launched back in July 2017. The smartphone spots a 5.50-inch 720×1280 display and is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor alongside 2 GB of RAM.
There are no new feature improvements in this software. The changelog says that the update is only improving the device’s security.
These are OTA updates and as such, will be rolled out in phases. It should arrive on your device any time in the next few days if it hasn’t already. To check for the update manually, go to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Version and Check for Updates.
While these monthly updates might seem insignificant to some users, it truly is important. Android is a vast ecosystem. It spans across hundreds of OEMs across the globe. A single system vulnerability could mean millions of devices are susceptible to malware.
Monthly security update model
To combat this, Google strives to push out monthly security patches. These patches aim to create a more secure operating system to the millions of Android users across the globe, irrespective of the carrier they are on or even the phone maker.
The November 2019’s monthly security update is discussed in technical details on the Android Open Source Project’s monthly bulletin release. You can go through the entire changelog and what improvements this update brings to your device on this link.
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