Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ receiving December security patch

The update said to fix 40 vulnerabilities along with Google's security update.

  • Published: December 10, 2018 4:15 PM IST

Samsung has reportedly started pushing out December security patch to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. The Android firmware update bumps up the version to G965FXXS2BRK3 in Galaxy S9+.

According to Sammobile report, the December 2018 patch for Galaxy S9+ fixes 40 vulnerabilities that affect Samsung’s software, including vulnerabilities that could allow unauthenticated access to Secure Folder items and the Gallery app.

The Galaxy S9+ update is currently rolling out over Samsung Smart Switch, but it should soon be available over the air. The same update is also rolling out regular Galaxy S9, added report. To note, only devices running Android 8.0 Oreo will receive the update, not the Android 9 Pie beta testers.

Samsung recently started rolling out second Android 9 Pie-based One UI beta update to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ devices. The update firmware version G960FXXU2ZRKL for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ was just another update to fix various bugs, improve overall security, and improve stability of the device.

Meanwhile, Samsung is also looking to upgrade its Experience UI to all-new Samsung OneUI. The Android 9 Pie based software layer can be considered as a refreshed approach by the company. As of now, the OneUI seems to be in limited availability. A recent report suggested that older devices are unlikely to get updated to the new interface.

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With the new One UI, Samsung is focusing on scalability, where it will work on small screen phones, as well as on tablets. One UI also focuses on one-handed use, making it easier to navigate on large screen phones.

  • Published Date: December 10, 2018 4:15 PM IST