Samsung releases November security update for the Galaxy Note 8 in India

Samsung is now in the midst of distributing last month’s security update for the local model of the Galaxy Note 8 in India, following its arrival on the International variant earlier this week. We have some bad news, though: the upgrade doesn’t appear to bundle the new Live Focus controls that debuted in Taiwan and the United States.

Context: Galaxy Note 8 update brings more intuitive Live Focus controls

It’s a little strange that the firm has decided against introducing the new Live Focus features in India and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, seeing as the rest of the upgrade is the same, bundling all of the security patches included in November’s release, as well as a number of additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

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That’s not to say that Samsung won’t release the tweaks for the unit. They could be bundled in December’s release or in a completely unrelated software update. We don’t know how—or when—they’re going to arrive, but it’s safe to say they’re en route, because there’s no reason for them not to be.

How do I check to see if the OTA is ready for my Galaxy Note 8?

To check to see if the OTA is ready for your Galaxy Note 8, open Settings, select Software Update, then tap Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can always wait until you receive an alert prompting you to install the upgrade, though that could take a little longer to arrive—so we’d recommend opting for the former.

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