T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 and Tab 3 receive unexpected security updates

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 and Tab 3 receive unexpected security updates
Launched way back in 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab 3 are two devices that we don't hear much about these days. So we're genuinely surprised to find out that T-Mobile this week released software updates for them.

It looks like the updates bring the February Android security patch (recently pushed to newer Android devices) to both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab 3. These are the first software updates that this phone and this tablet are getting on T-Mobile since 2015. However, the two devices still run the ageing Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and we're pretty sure this won't change (ever). Oddly, T-Mobile's Galaxy S4 seems to be the only version of the phone to be stuck on KitKat, since others variants have been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but that's a different story.

Another relatively old Android phone that T-Mobile recently updated is the HTC Desire 626s, though this only received a December security patch. 

It's nice to see that not all old Android devices are being forgotten, right?

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

it is sound that big number of t-mobile clients still using Galaxy S4

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

i'm surprised that it is still on KitKat, my old S4 that I gave to a parent is on 5.0

3. av911 unregistered

Tmobile never upgraded it past Kit Kat. Don't matter to me though, I prefer keeping it on 4.2.2. Couldn't care less about updates.

5. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

5.0.1 destroyed the phone, so you're not missing out.

4. IronTech

Posts: 154; Member since: May 27, 2016

Trump effect?

6. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

Not at all

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