Samsung releases January security update for its Android flagship models


Shortly after Google started rolling out software updates including a January security patch for its Nexus and Pixel series, today, Samsung released a similar update for its "major flagship models" (a proper list of devices hasn't been provided).  

Besides including Google's January 2017 security patch, the update for Galaxy devices also comes with fixes for "28 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures," some of which are detailed by Samsung at the source link below. This is an over-the-air update, and owners of Samsung-made Android flagships should receive download notifications for it starting today (though it's highly likely that not everyone will get the update right away).

While it's being quick to release the January 2017 security patch, Samsung isn't the first non-Google manufacturer to make this update available, as BlackBerry launched it yesterday. LG also provided details about the January update for its own Android devices, but hasn't released the patch yet.

If you own a Samsung flagship phone or tablet, let us know if you've got the January security patch.

source: Samsung

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