The terror of stagefright over privacy and data seemed to have shaken the mobile industry so much that google has announced that it will release a security patch for android operating system every month. But the challenge lies in delivering these updates to every android device. Fragmentation is a big problem and phones that have been abandoned by their makers are in midst of real threat and security vulnerabilities. here is Samsung news on the issue.
Samsung has mentioned that it takes the security of its devices very seriously and will update them with the latest security patch regularly. As a part of this, Samsung has mentioned that it is securing its devices with the February security patch. Samsung hasn’t revealed the list of devices receiving this update but be sure that the Note 4, Note 5, S6 Family, Galaxy S5 and the A-series phones and Tab S2 will get this critical update.
“Samsung Mobile is releasing a maintenance release for major flagship models as part of monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process. This SMR package includes patches from Google and Samsung. Google patches include all patches up to Android Security Bulletin – February 2016 package,” said Samsung in a statement.
This update is currently live in Asia, Australia, Europe and America. The security patch update not only contains the latest patches from google but also from Samsung. The Korean tech giant is also in process of updating its devices to the latest operating system, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The S6 family and the Note 5 already received this flavour. The Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 along with the Tab S2 are next in line to get updated. If you are still waiting for the updates, the it is to be noted that the patches and upgrades are for the unlocked units and carrier locked unit will receive them once the carrier approves the update.