Galaxy S23’s March 2024 update goes global, more join the party

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Samsung‘s Galaxy S23 phones are receiving the March 2024 update globally. The rollout began in the US a few days back and has now reached international markets. The latest security patch is also available for a budget handset, the Galaxy A52 (4G).

March update globally rolling out for the Galaxy S23 series

Last week, Samsung started updating the Galaxy S23 series to the March 2024 security patch. The devices first received the update in the US, albeit in limited capacity. A full-fledged rollout began recently. Almost coinciding with that, the company has released the new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the 2023 flagships globally. It is available in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

The March update for the international versions of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra bears the firmware build number S91*BXXS3BXBD. It is the same build (BXBD) that Samsung pushed in the US. The update only brings this month’s security fixes and nothing more. This isn’t surprising as the phones are expected to soon receive One UI 6.1 with new features from the Galaxy S24 series.

As far as security fixes are concerned, Samsung’s March 2024 SMR for Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets contains patches for 46 vulnerabilities. This is a combined total of vulnerabilities found across the Galaxy family. 37 of these are Android OS issues, detected and patched by Google. The rest (9) vulnerabilities are exclusive to Galaxy devices and patched by Samsung.

These security fixes are also available for Samsung’s Galaxy A14 5G in some regions. X user @Urban_el_soul_2 confirmed the rollout in India where the device is getting the March update with the build number A146BXXS3CXC2. The OTA (over-the-air) package weighs about 210MB. Like the Galaxy S23 series, this budget device also isn’t picking up anything more than the latest security fixes.

More devices will get this update in the coming days

Samsung makes the highest number of smartphones every year and offers the best update support in the Android space. It often beats all other Android OEMs in releasing the latest security patches. The company released the March 2024 SMR on the first day of the month. The Galaxy S24 series picked up the update. Since then, it has expanded the rollout to many other models, including recent foldables.

The Korean firm will continue to push this month’s security patch to eligible devices in the coming days. The likes of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 have only received the update in the US. A global rollout should follow soon. As always, we at Android Headlines will keep you on top of all these updates, so stay tuned.

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