Samsung’s new update process will push Android security fixes OTA once per month

Samsung today announced that it’s going to implement a new Android security update process which gives priority to security patches, it will send out fixes over-the-air when security vulnerabilities are discovered, these security updates will be sent out regularly about once per month. The company says that it fast tracked security updates for Galaxy devices following the recent Android Stagefright scare, it acknowledges the importance of time in addressing such major vulnerabilities and promises to further develop this process so that timely security updates become a normal practice.

Dong Jin Koh, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Research and Development Office, IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics said:

With the recent security issues, we have been rethinking the approach to getting security updates to our devices in a more timely manner. Since software is constantly exploited in new ways, developing a fast response process to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep them protected. We believe that this new process will vastly improve the security of our devices and will aim to provide the best mobile experience possible for our users.

Samsung is in talks with its carrier partners across the globe to implement its new approach to security updates, the company says that it will provide more information about specific models and timelines in the near future.

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Gregg1100
1 year 7 months ago

Probably for all other phones EXCEPT Note 4—as per usual.

montecruz
1 year 7 months ago

hola:porfavor.cual puedo utilizar?model:SCH-r740c……o versión:r740cwbna5

semon9
1 year 7 months ago

Hello how are you please when you send updated 5.0 to Iraq ..؟ to device NOTE 3 N900 and Thanks.

yyntan
1 year 7 months ago

please update galaxy grand 2 SM G7102 firmware,give it lollipop

Luis Pascual
1 year 7 months ago

When I downloaded Note 3′s Exynos version 5.0 update, I found a very silly bug. When I rewrote a song’s name from “abc” to “Abc”, a message appeared telling me that I wrote the same. Not the end of the world, but very silly and even funny to see that. Did you face the same?

taz89
1 year 7 months ago

Lol will see. They make it sound like that carriers are holding them back with speedy updates and they will try work with them yet unlocked devices which have no carrier interference get updates later than carrier versions still.

chidisstillfly
1 year 7 months ago

Take it a step further and deliver firmware updates this way

arhu74
1 year 7 months ago

On the first lollipop releases (iirc fixed in 502!) there was a nasty but specific to vodafone.nl users, somehow the vodafone.nl mcc/mnc got into the list of the verizon mcc/mnc’ s, which caused sms messages never to arrive to their destination but the sender being charged for an out of bundle sms abroad. It was really just a small bug with only very small fix needed but the impact was very very significant for the ones affected. I started to appreciated carrier testing after having been exposed to this bug…

warlockba
1 year 7 months ago

Honestly … I have a unbranded Note 4 … so there should be no carriers involved, and still get updates slower than for example AT&T Customers … so I doubt it is carriers …

zerocoolzmax
1 year 7 months ago

whats the point of the new update policy, if it still has to go through carriers, firmware updates take more than half a year to get to consumer.
Carriers seem to hold back the firmware update process just to delay customers from being satisfied with their current phone, in the hopes of the consumer to purchase new phone and contracts.

i feel that Samsung should bypass the carriers in this regard.

campl
1 year 7 months ago

note 3 n9005 lollipop geldi cihaz ünited arap emirates yazıyor güncelleme 1.1 Gigabyte gelecegi dendi benim telefonuma 865 mb geldi neden

amir9232
1 year 7 months ago

when update galaxy A5 A500H to lolipop for iran???

debtanukanrar1996
1 year 7 months ago

grand 2 4.4.4????

ssichieu452
1 year 7 months ago

Galaxy Grand Prime to Lollipop???

SinvalPinheiro
1 year 7 months ago

#samsungisformoney #disappointment

gtone339
1 year 7 months ago

Just simplify your schedule roll-out on Updates/patches thanks.

brhn
1 year 7 months ago

Please upload stock rom for Turkey SM-E500HQ

elbambino38
1 year 7 months ago

tengo un note 4 que actualmente es la ultima versión de los note y no puedo recibir lollipop 5.1.1 no se pasen el costo del equipo es alto para que nos den un mal servicio

behfar
1 year 7 months ago

Shame on samsung.why dont realise update android 5 for n750.note 3 neo???all of phone recive lolipop but note 3 neo dont update to 5.update note 3 neo to lolipop .im iranian

Vesta@12b
1 year 7 months ago

A month is a year to Samsung.

ProdByEchelon
1 year 7 months ago

This doesn’t apply to the Note 4 of course

mcbrain
1 year 7 months ago

Sure, these updates are related not only to Samsung’s incompetence, but especially to Google’s incompetence. So thank Google for your incompetence, maybe in this way Samsung will learn to make faster updates.

GidiKroon
1 year 7 months ago

This is what I wanted to hear. Make it within a few days of Google providing the patch instead of monthly and it is as it should be. They only need to recompile on top of the existing version, regression test the affected module on the hardware and push it out. Days at most… Especially on unbranded firmware.

I don’t mind that much that feature updates are coming later, or not at all. We bought the phones and tablets as is, anything more is a bonus. However, security updates should be pushed out immediately, like Linux and windows do.

isroisro
1 year 7 months ago

So Samsung takes android from google and makes heaps of money with it unlike apple who have to keep ios themselves and yet you blame google that samsung cant even fix the OS properly. Genius fanboy mentality.

GidiKroon
1 year 7 months ago

You’re replying to me? I didn’t blame Google. BTW, Google have now also announced monthly security updates for the Nexus devices.

sherry perry
1 year 7 months ago

there is a difference between “software updates” and “security updates” its pretty obvious and straight forward that they would even double the already going on spying and shit. i mean what security would be there on a “GOOGLE” OS on a Samsung mobile… -_-

z31k
1 year 7 months ago

“Security updates,” not Android updates.. There is a difference…. I’m sure it wont be the updates we are all hoping for. :(

gazadon
1 year 7 months ago

For all the persons griping about updates, have you ever used any other android manufacturer’s devices and get them updated faster? And i’m not referring to Nexus devices.

phate89
1 year 7 months ago

Motorola moto G and motorola moto E (200$ and 150 $ phones) got lollipop and will get 5.1.1 before than most 2014 flagship devices..

elliscg
1 year 7 months ago

My xperia Z2 and my moms LG G3 have been getting updates always decades faster compared to my S5 which is even worth because is a H variant.

shaq1907
1 year 7 months ago

Yes, I have used LG G2 and lots of Samsung for a long time. Now I am using Galaxy S6 Edge.

LG released LG G2 Lollipop update in April in Turkey. And Samsung released Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 this week in Turkey. Both phone are their competitor. I know how to use Odin, flash other country’s firmware but most user doesn’t want to update that way.

JohnK
1 year 7 months ago

I had a LG G3, LG surely releases fastly updates but they are buggy and no further support with minor updates until a new Android version comes out. That’s LG for their flagships.
Samsung may have released late their lollipop update in your country but at least it came mostly debugged i think with no missing options/draining bugs like 1st countries which got it.

And btw, you are comparing apples to oranges since LG has less software to verify and test compared to Samsung. LG UX is just a simple skin, unlike Samsung TW which is full of options and custom software, i mean, there’s not even a separate video player from gallery on LG G3..

mcbrain
1 year 7 months ago

Sorry but not as bad as others, does not mean that Samsung is better and should not be criticized.

 
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