Samsung rolls out Samsung rolls out February security update for its flagships

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet and other flagships get a new security update
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
As promised, Samsung updates its entire lineup of flagship handsets with this month's Android security update.
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Earlier this month, Google released the security patches for its Nexus handsets. Now, Samsung joins them and unleashes the February Android security update for its own flagships. According to SamMobile, this release is identical to the firmware received by Nexus devices already. Obviously, the rather long delay is most likely caused by Samsung's testing.

The same source mentioned above reveals that Samsung released the update for the following handsets: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5. The new firmware targets the unlocked variants of these handsets which are located in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Australia. The update fixes ten security issues and seven major vulnerabilities while two dedicated patches handle faulty Qualcomm WiFi drivers and a critical error that could have exposed the device to remote access via a simple text message. 

As it usually happens with such updates, major carriers should be ready to deliver their custom updates in a few days as well. All owners of targeted devices can check for the update manually at any time by following the well-known path - Settings>About Device>Check for Updates.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-27 (Update: 2016-02-27)
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.