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Samsung Galaxy S8 getting December 2018 security patch update in Germany

Similar to December update for S9 and S9 Plus, this too fixes as many as 40 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s software.

  • Published: December 14, 2018 10:06 AM IST
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Following the security updates for 2018 flagships, Samsung has now reportedly started pushing the latest Android security patch update for Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones in Germany. The South Korean company recently rolled out December 2018 security patch to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in some markets with fix for over 40 vulnerabilities. Now according to Sammobile, the December 2018 security patch reaches Galaxy S8 devices in Germany to start with, and it also fixes as many as 40 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s software.

The Galaxy S8 update reportedly bumps up the software version to G950FXXU4CRL3. It includes crucial bug fixing for the issue that could allow hackers to access gallery pictures saved in Secure Folder without authentication, along with fix for 40 other vulnerabilities.

It is not known if the update is being rolled out over Samsung Smart Switch or over-the-air. Also, the report doesn’t mention anything specific about the Plus variant, but expects to follow soon.

Samsung isn’t showing any signs of slowing when it comes to security updates, even when the company is busy working on the next version Android 9 Pie. Up until now, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 are in testing phase of Android 9 Pie-based One UI beta.

Watch Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look

The overlay bump of current Experience UI, the Samsung OneUI, is all about design improvements that are meant to make usability easier. This includes tweaks for one-handed usage despite the increasing screen sizes, and a general de-cluttering of the interface. But unfortunately for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users, the OneUI update is not coming.

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  • Published Date: December 14, 2018 10:06 AM IST