Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S6 edge receive new security patch, here's what's new


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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