Galaxy S8, S8+ starts receiving September 2020 security update


Galaxy S8
Source: TechHive

Since the beginning of the month, Samsung has been quite swift with its monthly security patch. From the latest Note 20 and S20 to the older S9, the chaebol seeded the September 2020 Android security patch to all the devices. After the Galaxy S9 duo and Note 9, Samsung has now started rolling the September 2020 security update to much older Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

As expected, the new update doesn’t really bring any major changes or new additions to the devices. The only thing that the changelog mentions are the new security fixes and patch. It makes sense considering the S8 duo no longer falls under the company’s attention radar. It is also worth noting that the update is currently rolling out only in Germany which is unsurprising. With that said, more countries and markets will soon follow the suit.

Also, the new firmware update is targeting the international version of the lineup featuring the Exynos 8895 chipset. We’re talking about the model numbers SM-G950F and SM-G955F. If you reside in Germany and have the device, then you might have already received the update notification. That’s not the case? then you can perform a manually system update by heading over to Settings>>Software Update>>Download and Install. If you still don’t get the update, then you should check it after a while since the rollout might be happening in batches.

Galaxy S8, S8+ on the quarterly update cycle!

For those who’re unaware, both the devices namely Galaxy S8 & S8+ are now a part of the quarterly update cycle. Back in May, Samsung switched the device from monthly to quarterly. This means that the device will only receive security updates once in a quarter (mainly at the beginning of each quarter). With that said, this was the last update for the duo for this year.

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The South Korean brand seems to be putting more focus on the software front for its devices, especially when it comes to the monthly security patches. With the launch of the Note 20 series, the smartphone maker even announced the three-year-update program in which various devices will receive three major updates instead of two.

 

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