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New Galaxy Note 8 update includes the December security patch

It looks like the Galaxy Note 8 is on track for timely updates after a few months of neglect, at least in France. The unbranded Galaxy Note 8 received an update in the country yesterday, bringing some of the missing features that we saw in the November update for Taiwan and some carrier-locked versions in the US. These features, including the Secure Wi-Fi VPN functionality and tweaks to the camera’s Live Focus feature, weren’t made available for most regions.

December security patch now on a Samsung flagship

It looks like Samsung could be pushing a new update to make up for excluding those features in the previous update and has decided to include the December 2017 security patch. Of course, there’s no telling the same update that is rolling out in France would be made available in other markets. We certainly wish it does, however, so the Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t keep lagging in terms of security updates. Also, while we’re not sure if the Live Focus tweaks are included, but they should be considering the size of the update is similar to the one that rolled out in Taiwan.

Have you received the update on your Galaxy Note 8 in France? Seeing the same update in another country? Do let us know by leaving a comment.

New Galaxy Note 8 update includes the December security patch

Thanks, EUGENEDFOURIE!

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slartyM
slartyM

My Note 8 is my first Samsung since the Galaxy S2 many moons ago. Since that phone I’ve been Google Nexus. From the 4 to the 6P. When my 6P gave up I thought to myself that now was the time to get a Sim free Note 8. What with the security updates, brilliant hardware the S pen, it’s a no-brainer.
I truly feel a fool. August security patch and no real customer support. Nobody cares, hey we’ve got his money,,,

drulad
drulad

Hey Jamie! Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate this
is frustrating, rest assured we are doing everything we
can to roll out updates to all phones that need them.
Please keep checking for any updates available for your
phone by going to: Settings ) Software Update )
Download Updates Manually. Hope this helps! The response from Samsung. A complete shambles. It’s almost enough to get me back to Apple…..

drulad
drulad

Where the hell is the update for UK unlocked phones. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

madusmacus
madusmacus

Never had an update yet stuck on purchased firmware UK and security patch 1st August
So start hacking me peeps
I guess its a Big thank you goes out to UK EE useless :¬(

for3st
for3st

just received today Dec update here in Germany on unbranded note 8.DBT

danielgriffiths
danielgriffiths

Sammobile should start a new thread on how angry UK unbranded/unlocked BTU/XEU customers are!! Still no update at all. Even branded locked devices have now been updated to the latest firmware!!! 2 updates my phone has had since release where all other countries have had 5!!! It is a total joke!!! I will NEVER get a samsung phone ever again!!!! And it’s no surprise that samsung won’t comment on this!!! Start calling them samdung!!!!

RamHa
RamHa

Well, on SEE region we r stuck on 1. November patch… Background play not working very well, paused videos/music randomly on 15 or 35 minutes of playing… Not happens on older S7 and S8 phones…
Does flashing firmware through Odin srew warranty?? Unbranded and unlocked Note8 N950F DS…

Tavtazani
Tavtazani

Just updated to dec security patch in Indonesia. +/- 280Mb,so it should be more than just a security patch.

ejaz786
ejaz786

mozambique no update yet

for3st
for3st

I’m on November security patch no December patch here DBT GERMANY. unbranded & unlock

danielgriffiths
danielgriffiths

Oh well your still lucky I’m in the UK with unbranded and unlocked device and still November or December update!! Even branded carrier devices in the UK have these updates but not unbranded!!!

popetillox
popetillox

Unlocked SM-N950F (PHE) not updating yet…

Akash73100
Akash73100

Got that today (INDIA)

Isurus65
Isurus65

Some of us are still on the August patch …..

danielgriffiths
danielgriffiths

It’s a total joke!!! UK unbranded and unlocked device and still on August security patch!! Even o2, three and Vodafone have now had the update here!!!

Gavin1980
Gavin1980

Unlocked SM-N950F in Ireland no update as yet

gsdfsdfsd
gsdfsdfsd

Today I’ve received the November Security Patch (500mb) for Brazil unlocked ZTO.

leomaxi
leomaxi

Not for Italy, my update with H3G Italy is patch 1 november and 252mb 🙁

drulad
drulad

Unlocked uk Note 8 pre ordered and purchased from samsung is still on august security patch while older phones are more uo to date. Samsung really are awful at post sale service.

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

My SM-N950F / DS from Taiwan is also receiving it.

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

Seems like they finally realized that the Note 8 is their top flagship phone and should be treated with respect! downloading now! on my SM-N950F / DS

eugenedfourie
eugenedfourie

XEF version update includes the live focus enhancements and the December security patch. Strange that this was received within a week of the previous update, not complaining though. Battery usage also seems improved if I’m not mistaken.

Matthaus79
Matthaus79

Why still no updates since August for xeu UK

Same story as the s7edge last year

Sick of it now

chanchal
chanchal

Got that update in Bangladesh

borgarting
borgarting

Telenor and Samsung again disapoints, nordic still on august FW update … had forgotten how much I actually dislike these two companies … even if I love the Note I’m sorely tempted to revert to anything but :/

seelfstrom
seelfstrom

Strange i have Telenor and Nordic got the november update

steve-neo
steve-neo

Belgium Not update yet

msingh48
msingh48

Note 8 in India just received 820 MB update. Gallery,Calendar & camera (Intuitive live focus) apps updated. It includes December security patch. Nice effort by Samsung.