November Android security updates rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S7 (Verizon), S6 series (Canada) and A7 2017 (India)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Deep Sea Blue

It’s only a little over a week to the end of November, but not even all units of the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are installed with the latest software available.

However, Samsung isn’t giving up yet as the company has just started rolling out this month’s Android security patch to the flagship in Hong Kong and China. Interestingly, the Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017 were the first to start receiving the update, but it’s not true for all markets. In fact, there are markets that have already received November’s security patches for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 and Note 5, but others are just starting to get the same treat.

T-Mobile users of the Galaxy Note 8 have already received the November Android security patch, but now is the turn for those in China and Hong Kong using models SM-N9500 and SM-N9508. Like others, the update also fixes the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability alongside 61 more common vulnerabilities and exposures discovered in the core Android OS and six more vulnerabilities in the company’s own software.

Droid Life also says that Verizon should start rolling out November’s Android security patch for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge today, November 21st. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but if it does materialize, you can also expect to receive the fix for KRACK attack on your S7 or S7 Edge alongside the usual performance enhancements.

Those in Canada can also expect to receive the update on their Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ handsets anytime from now. The update is already rolling out, but it won’t reach all devices at the same time. The updates are being rolled out by Bell, SaskTel, Telus and Virgin Mobile.

Like those on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S7, users of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge or S6 Edge+ will be treated to KRACK fixes as well as fixes for the 61 Android vulnerabilities and six Samsung issues. Note that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ hasn’t received this update anywhere else, which makes the Canadian market the first to get it. It should be headed to other markets sooner than later.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

As pointed out earlier, Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 was among the first handsets to get the latest monthly software update from Sammy. However, this was not true for all markets. Those in India have just started receiving the treat. The update is quite heavy at 330MB and it comes after the device was updated to Android 7.0 Nougat several weeks ago.

The update also brings fixes for KRACK and a total of 67 vulnerabilities found in Android and Samsung software alongside the usual performance and stability enhancements. Keep in mind that all of these updates, including the Galaxy A7 2017, are rolling out over the air. This means that it will take time before all users get the OTA notification. If you don’t want to wait for too long, now might be the time to hit the Settings>Software update section of your phone.

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