Samsung is the first company to release the April security patch

Samsung is the first company to release the April security patch
Google is usually the first to release a new security patch each month, but sometimes it happens that another smartphone maker gets to launch it first. While this might seem unusual, it's 100% possible since Google sends these monthly security patches one month early so that smartphone makers can add their own changes.

It happens that the April security patch is now rolling out to a particular Samsung smartphone that's that's been released less than a year ago, the Galaxy J3 (2017). For whatever reasons, Samsung picked this entry-level smartphone to be the first device to receive the April security patch.

Unfortunately, we don't know yet what changes the security patch contains since there's no changelog. Every security patch released by Google each month comes with detailed changelog and the same goes for Samsung.

For the time being, the update is available in a couple of European countries like Luxembourg and the Netherlands, but it's likely to spread to other regions in the coming days.

source: SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy J3 (2017)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

remember... this doesnt matter because their phones aren't on 8.1 so this is garbage fragmentation!

11. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 152; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Phonearena is wrong. Xiaomi is the first company to release april patch. Mi A1 got it few days back already.

15. Stickerlicker

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

Not true, if you look in the mia1 settings you will see it is March 2018 update. Xiaomi playing tricks saying that it was April update.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It wouldn’t have mattered if the phones were on 8.1 but the security updates were outdated. Why does 8.1 matter anyways as they are not defended on vanilla android for functionalities and features. SE does that work.

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think Samsung will bring 8.1 with upcoming note 9.

2. Sleeplessmedal

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 02, 2018

Chill, that's once in a blue moon incident Lol

3. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

So why is my S9+ still on February

13. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Did you buy your phone from a carrier?...

17. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

love those carriers

4. sun0066

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

to whom , because my samsung s8 unlocked is till in december lol , horribly slow the updates from samsung

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

January on my G6, running 7.0...

14. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

My Singapore version Sony Xperia XZ Premium just received its March 2018 security patch. It's a huge jump from January 2018 patch to March 2018 patch. According to, Sony does provide monthly security update every month dated on 10th-15th , but I don't understand why my device receives the update every few months. I think my next update is on May or June, but I believe I can live without it

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Weird, my S8 is on February patch.

9. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Samsung’s updates differ by country

10. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Mine is running 8.0 and february patch

6. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Yeah Samsung and Lg don't have a great reputation with software updates, hopefully it will change in the near future

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

March on my note 8, 8.0

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