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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?

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


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posted on 09 Feb 2017, 09:11

1. salami1980 (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


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

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 09:47

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1921; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


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

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 11:28 1

3. av911 (Posts: 200; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


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.

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 22:42 1

5. matistight (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 May 2009)


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

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 19:41

4. IronTech (Posts: 106; Member since: 27 May 2016)


Trump effect?

posted on 09 Feb 2017, 22:42

6. matistight (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Not at all

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