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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy A8 smartphones get May Security update

Samsung has rolled out security updates for a bunch of its smartphones.

  • Published: May 24, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Samsung has rolled out May Security update for a bunch of its smartphones, SamMobile reports. These include devices ranging from the affordable to the premium segments.

The May Security update fixes a bunch of issues, including six critical vulnerabilities in Android OS. There are also fixes for issues found on Samsung’s own software running on these smartphones. If you own one of the compatible devices, you should have received a notification. Alternatively, you can head over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software update.

Samsung has rolled out firmware version G960FXXU1BRE5 for its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone. The roll out for this update has kicked off in Germany. The Galaxy S9+ too has started receiving firmware version G965FXXU1BRE5. The roll out has kicked off in the United Kingdom. Samsung Galaxy S8 users in China have started receiving an update, which brings improvements to Bixby and WeChat app.

Watch: Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review

Moving on to Samsung’s Galaxy A-series. The Galaxy A6 has received firmware version A600FNXXU1ARE7. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has received firmware version A530FXXU2ARE1, and the Galaxy A8+ too has received an update. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy A7 too is being updated with firmware version A720FXXU3CRE3.

Smartphones in Samsung’s Galaxy J-series too have started receiving updates. The Galaxy J4 has been updated to firmware version J400FXXU1ARE8, and the Galaxy J1 mini Prime too has been updated.

Recently, a bunch of smartphone from other smartphone manufacturers too have received the May Security update. These include HMD Global’s Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 1. OnePlus too rolled out the update for its OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and the OnePlus 5T. Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X were among the first to receive the update.

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  • Published Date: May 24, 2018 12:57 PM IST