April security patch touches down on the Galaxy J7 Duo

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Last updated: April 18th, 2019 at 10:47 UTC+02:00

Samsung has started distributing this month’s security release for the Galaxy J7 Duo in Chile, with it expected to reach Bolivia, Brazil, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago in the near future. Included are patches for five critical and dozens of high-risk vulnerabilities in the Android OS, as well as 15 that are exclusive to Samsung’s software. That’s right — it doesn’t bring any new features to the table.

That’s not to mean it won’t be treated to any in the future, though. Seeing as the Galaxy J7 Duo launched in 2018, it’s not old enough to have been shifted to Samsung’s quarterly update schedule; Digital Trends has reason to believe Android 9.0 Pie will touch down on the handset in July, which will breathe a whole new lease of life into it, thanks to the introduction of Samsung’s One UI interface.

Like usual, the update is being pushed out in stages. To check to see if it’s available for your Galaxy J7 Duo, head into Settings, navigate to Software update, then select Download updates manually. If nothing is showing up and you want to jump the queue, you can always download the firmware (J720MUBS3ASD1) from our database, by navigating to this page, and flash it manually.

Earlier this month, Samsung rolled out a near-identical release for the Galaxy S9. Before that, it started making the rounds for the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9, and the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 (2017). More recently, it reached the Galaxy A30, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A8 Star and Galaxy A8 (2018). It’s still yet to arrive on the unlocked Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, however.

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