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Samsung begins rolling out August Android security patches to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Google published its latest monthly Android security update a week ago, making it immediately available for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. The update quickly made its way to the Nokia 5 and 6, and now, Samsung has begun pushing it to its range-toppers too.

The August security update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Germany, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates; it shouldn't be too much longer before it reaches both devices in other markets around the world.

The update for Samsung's flagships is around 600MB in size, and includes 28 patches for vulnerabilities and other flaws in the Android OS, along with a further 12 fixes for issues specific to Samsung's Galaxy range. In addition to the security patches, it also includes:

  • Improved Auto Brightness Control
  • Improved PC Connection Stability
  • Additional stability improvements and bug fixes

Last week, Samsung introduced the third member of its flagship handset family, the Galaxy S8 Active - a ruggedized variant, which will be exclusive to AT&T in the United States for a limited time. Next week, the company will also unveil its new Galaxy Note8.

Source: SamMobile

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