Samsung Galaxy A10e and Galaxy A50 grab December security update on Verizon

Carrier variants of smartphones often lag behind their unlocked counterparts in receiving updates, sometimes even a couple of months. Luckily, Verizon is on top of its act, pushing out monthly security patches within the same month.

The big red backed model of the Samsung Galaxy A10e is one such phone. The device, which was unveiled back in August, is getting the December security patch update.

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Galaxy A10e

This is the second software update that the Verizon variant of the A10e is receiving since its inception. The update was announced on December 27 and brings the software version on this device to ASK7.

Other than the December 1, 2019 security patch level, the update also brings a few changes. Most notable is a new bootloader (from v2 to v4) that prevents further downgrading. The OTA also gets rid of the Yahoo Play App.

Verizon Galaxy A10e December security patch changelog (Source)

With this update, users will not be able to use this particular app from Yahoo. While the application will not be removed completely, users who try to launch the Yahoo Play App on the phone will be notified the service is being discontinued.

This is a huge blow to people who have been using the app, but in this tech scene, it is safe to stick to the mainstream services.

Verizon is also rolling out the December security patch for Samsung Galaxy A50. This is the fourth system update that the Verizon A50 is getting since its launch.

Galaxy A50 update notification (Source)

The new build can be identified by its software version, ASL4; there is no new bootloader like the Galaxy A10e though. At the beginning of this month, Galaxy A50 received the November patch from Verizon, so the flow is pretty much consistent.

It is worth noting that the unlocked version of the same phone was among the very first devices to get the December security patch. This means that the Verizon model got the update a month after the unlocked variant.

Still not as fast as we would have hoped, but miles better from what the situation was a few years back.

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Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 was announced back in February. It sports a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display and is powered by Samsung’s own capable mid-range Exynos 9610 chipset. Keeping everything running is a beefy 4,000 mAh battery.

These are all OTA updates and as such, are going to be rolled out in phases. Expect the update to hit your device really soon through the official update channels. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings>>About Phone>>Software updates>>Check for Update>>Download Now.

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