Almost halfway through the month of January and Samsung is yet to roll out the security updates for its flagship devices. While Google has already begun the update process, Samsung is only beginning to detail the January security update for Galaxy devices.

A detailed list of devices that will receive the new security update hasn’t been published yet. However, it is expected that the Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that is due this month, will also be updating the security level of the devices to January 1.

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January Security Update for Galaxy Devices

As the report from Samsung highlights, the latest January security update for Galaxy devices brings fixes for 28 different vulnerabilities. These bug fixes are separate of the ones fixed by Google, and according to Samsung, will improve their “customer’s confidence on security of Samsung Mobile devices.”

Samsung Galaxy J3 Update Fixes Critical Security Flaws

Another news from the Samsung camp is also regarding the Galaxy J3, which has just received an untimely update. The update file holding the build version J320FXXU0APL3 and a file size of 170MB is reportedly aimed as a “Patch for critical security vulnerability”.

January Security Update for Galaxy Devices

There is no further detailing on what the critical vulnerability was and how it affected the devices. However, the Galaxy J3 is also receiving the Samsung Smart Manager app and plenty of bug fixes and optimizations with the new update.

Source: Samsung

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool