Firmware

August security update now arriving on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Samsung has kicked off the week on a good note as it’s started rolling out this month’s security maintenance update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Weighing in at approximately 600MB, the upgrade bundles patches for a total of 40 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures; 28 in the open-source Android OS and 12 on the firm’s Galaxy-branded smartphones.

The full changelog can be seen below:

  • Improved Auto Brightness Control
  • Improved PC Connection Stability
  • Applied Monthly Google Security Patches (August)

Related: Samsung details the August security patch

This news comes less than a week after a similar release, which is available to download from our comprehensive Firmware Database, started making the rounds for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Mexico.

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Now that the update is being pushed out for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the aforementioned regions, it shouldn’t be too much longer until it arrives in additional markets, like India and the United States — so sit tight.

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