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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?

source: T-Mobile (Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 3, Desire 626s) via Android Police

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Samsung Galaxy S4 specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 specs
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Display 7.0 inches 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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