Samsung flagships get this month's security update

Samsung flagship devices get January 2016 security update
Samsung flagships
The entire lineup of Samsung Android flagship handsets receives this month's update that patches critical security issues.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung promised to keep up with Google's monthly security updates, and it looks like they are doing everything right for now. The company has just announced this month's security update for quite a few flagships, and the new software is already rolling to these handsets.

The Android flagships that receive the update are these: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5. According to the official blog post about this update, the package includes patches from both Google and Samsung. In addition to the fixes provided by Google, Samsung Mobile solves 7 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures as well. A few of these issues  have not been disclosed to the public yet.

Now that Samsung issued this update, we should see major carriers deliver their custom updates by the end of the month as well. We will get back to the updates for Samsung flagships as soon as that happens, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-26 (Update: 2016-01-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.