Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S6 edge receive new security patch, here's what's new
by Plamen Dimitrov / Oct 24, 2017, 8:50 AM
A new software upgrade is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S6 edge. The update brings the Android security patch for the month of October.
For security reasons, Samsung doesn't specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed. However, the changelog mentions that a total of 221 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) related to Samsung Experience (formerly known as TouchWiz) and the Android system have been resolved.
At the moment, the Note 8 update seems to be available only to users in China and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, its S6 edge counterpart has been spotted in the UK. This may sound limited, but the rollout should expand to other markets in the following days.
If you don't want to wait for the push notification, you can check for the patch manually by going to Settings > About Device > System Updates. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before installing an update.
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This story can't be true. Samsung doesn't deal with vulnerabilities because they do not provide updates. At least that's what I've been told.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 10:33 AM 2
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You've been told wrong. My previous Samsung phones (Note 5 and S7) received security updates in a monthly basis, they were never late by 2 months or more. I sold my S7 last month and it was rocking August security patch. Important to note, my devices were carrier branded (T Mobile), I assume some other carriers may be later to the party (just like OS updates).
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 1:52 PM 1
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Security patch have been good on most devices it the core os updates that were the problem. I say were ( for me anyway) because it use to be that I hated when OEMs would not upgrade their device to the newest build of Android and its new features but ever since I started using the S6E I noticed that Oems had features that Google had not yet implemented and that their skins were getting lighter and lighter with better performance hence the reason I stop rooting my devices since the S6E. To me it seems Google was playing catch up in baking features into Android that Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola already had years ago, and had refined greatly over time to function much smoother. So I had no need to root my S6E nor My S7 and I will really have no need to root my Note 8 once I obtain it. I really think the Oems out front and ahead of Google and I am not really missing anything. So Os updates I really have no longing for as everything works just fine. security patches have been good and I can't complain much about them ( every month and a half I see one).
posted on Oct 25, 2017, 3:56 PM 0
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