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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25 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, I see Android OEMs are stepping up their game in software support in 2017... Good job, Sammy!

22. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Not really Samsung seems to only send major OS updates to its flagship phones, I bet no 2015 A series will get update to marshmallow or nougat, even 2016 A series maybe won't get updated to nougat and if it does probably android O comes out, Samsung not going on good on the other had almost all Motorola phones get the latest Android from Moto G series upwards

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

"Android security patch level November 1, 2016" Typical sh!tty security update rollouts courtesy of Samsung.

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

What lol? It is the January 2017 patch, you know current month and year lol..

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@mikehunta727, do not be surprised to see garbage from that clown. The title of this article itself clealy says: "Samsung releases January security update for its Android flagship models" Do not bother with his rant... He's a joke, nothing more.

6. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Listen pumpkin, just because you're enamored of all things Samsung, doesn't mean everyone is. Now have your mommy kiss you where it hurts and leave the adults alone.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Just as you're enamored of all things Apple... That doesn't mean everyone is. And you call yourself an adult? That's ridiculous.

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Nope not enamored of all things Apple, that's why I also buy Samsung products.

10. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yes and I'm the queen of England. Cool story.

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

One second you bash Samsung, now you say you buy their products? Yeah we believe you as much as we believe that Unicorns and Dragons exists.

13. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I believe its totally OK to complain things you buy. You bought it probably because its the best you could get and at same time you are not 100% satisfied. Only fanboys or people with low self-esteem would feel offended when others bash things they like. I complain about my S7 battery life and wish Samsung will do better in the future. That's the force driving improvement.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What you say is true, but if you check most of ctdog's comments, you'll see that he bashes Samsung at any given chance, then he gets offended when people bash Apple products.

15. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Nope I don't get offended, I just challenge when people make false claims or outright lies about Apple.

21. hihiguy

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

mom jokes very adult like

16. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

That troll didn't even read the title lol.

23. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

He's probably stating that his Samsung phone has November 1,2016 security patch, if you idiots would just read and try to interpret and if your not sure just ask

11. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

That's what happens if your turn off automatic updates and fail to update yourself. Blame the world.

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Just got it for my Note 4, I'm impressed, back in the old days a year old flagship wouldn't even get any security update. I wonder how Note 3 below does.

7. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Galaxy S7 on 930U firmware... haven't gotten anything yet. The Security Patch Level still remains on September 1, 2016.

17. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

He's talking about his current software info. I'm also still on November 1 2016. Haven't received December yet. Although I did go from August to November

18. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

S6 Edge+ owner here and got the update.

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Still no Nougat

20. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

I use two note 5 devices. 1st one I have from the UAEmirates and it just updated but the second device is an USA AT&T one and it did not get any update yet.

24. Phamason

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

I have a Note 4 and whatever patch was pushed has seriously messed up using my phone. Is there a was to remove it?? Phone is not rooted.

25. dschwartz

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Note 3 (VZW) just got the update. Both surprised and happy they haven't forgotten us. Still on 5.0 which I assume is the end for this rock solid device. Best piece of hardware I have ever owned

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