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    October security patch now rolling out for the Galaxy S6 edge in Europe

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    Last updated: November 1st, 2016 at 12:49 UTC+01:00

    Less than 24 hours after it started arriving on the Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung is now distributing the October security patch for the factory unlocked variant of the regular Galaxy S6 edge in Europe. In addition to bundling patches for a total of 68 vulnerabilities in the Android operating system (OS), the upgrade also transports fixes for a handful of errors present in the firm's Galaxy range of smartphones.

    Much to our dismay, Samsung failed to provide a comprehensive changelog for the October maintenance release. Instead, it has simply listed the contents as “privately disclosed” to prevent hackers from using the list of security weaknesses in the OS to target devices that the firmware hasn't arrived on yet. We do know, however, that it addresses a bug that resulted in units freezing while switching applications.

    Just like all other Security Maintenance Releases (SMR), this specific update is being pushed out in stages. If you own an unlocked model of the Galaxy S6 edge, reside in Europe and would like to see if the OTA is ready for your unit, head into Settings » About Device » Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can always wait until you receive a notification prompting you to upgrade.

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