Firmware news

PSA: Samsung is maintaining a record of firmware update changelogs on its website

Samsung has started recording details about its latest updates, including their respective changelogs, in a new section of its website; however, there’s a caveat. Due to its size, the firm has a subsidiary in each country it’s operational in—and only a few of them appear to be participating, including India and the United Kingdom, for flagship smartphones. The way it …

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[Update: Galaxy S8 too] Galaxy S8+ August security patch rolling out in India

Samsung detailed the August Security Maintenance Release last week. It’s now rolling out firmware updates to distribute the latest security patch. We reported yesterday that Samsung had released the August security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Samsung rolled out said update …

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Samsung starts rolling out Nougat to the Galaxy A7 (2017)

After rolling out Nougat to high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series smartphones, Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 to the Galaxy A7 (2017). The higher mid-range smartphone was launched in January, but it came running Android 6.0 out of the box. The new software update with firmware version A720FXXU2BQGB has a file size of 1394.40MB, and is now rolling …

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Original Galaxy J5 getting update with July security patch in Europe

Samsung is currently pushing out an update that brings the July security patch to the original Galaxy J5 in Europe. The 45MB update doesn’t have anything else of importance, other than the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. As for the July security patch, it addresses a total of 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the Android operating system …

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July 2017 security patch being rolled out to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has started rolling out the June 2017 Android security patch to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in a few markets, including Germany, Turkey, the UK, and the UAE. The update is available for the unlocked variants of the device, and should be rolled out to other countries soon. Apart from the latest Android security patch, the update …

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) to get Android 7.0 update soon?

Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy A5 (2017) earlier this year running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), but it looks like the phone will soon get the Android 7.0 update. The company received Wi-Fi certification for the Galaxy A5 (2017) running Android 7.0 earlier today, which means that the South Korean smartphone giant is close to releasing the Android 7.0 (Nougat) update to …

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