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Nougat update for some Galaxy S6 models also brings the May security patch

Samsung first rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge a couple of months ago. Since then, the update has gradually been hitting more models in different markets across the globe. The update is now being released for some unbranded Galaxy S6 models together with the May security patch.

The Vodafone and T-Mobile branded versions of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have both received their Android 7.0 Nougat update already. Samsung is now releasing it for the unbranded version in the country. It has rolled out firmware version G920FXXU5EQE8 for the unbranded Galaxy S6 today and the update brings the May security patch for the handset.

The May security patch brings fixes for 54 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in Android OS as well as 11 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s own software. Details on most of the fixes were not disclosed as Samsung wants to prevent attackers from exploiting the vulnerabilities until such time as the update makes its way to everyone.

The update is being rolled out over-the-air for this handset so it may take a while for it to go live for all users. They will require ample free space on their handset as well as a good Wi-Fi connection to download the update.

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