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Galaxy Note 8 finally gets December patch, Secure Wi-Fi and Live Focus improvements in the UK

The unbranded Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F) hasn’t received any new firmware updates in the United Kingdom since September 2017. This means that users have missed out on features like Secure Wi-Fi that were added over the past month. Even the security patch wasn’t updated until today.

Samsung is now rolling out a new firmware update for the unbranded Galaxy Note 8 in the United Kingdom. The update includes the December 2017 security patch, Secure Wi-Fi and improvements for the Live Focus feature.

Galaxy Note 8 December security patch

The latest update for the Galaxy Note 8 in the UK brings the Secure Wi-Fi feature. It’s a VPN service from Samsung that’s not entirely new given that we’ve seen it on some budget Galaxy J handsets in the past. Secure Wi-Fi encrypts all outgoing internet traffic on the device when enabled and also disables apps and websites from tracking the user.

The firmware update also brings improvements for the Galaxy Note 8’s Live Focus feature and we’ve already described them in detail previously. The changes are minor but they go a long way in improving the feature’s performance.

Last but not the least, the December 2017 security patch is included in this firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version N950FXXU2BQKG for the unbranded Galaxy Note 8 in the United Kingdom. We hear that the update is only available over SmartSwitch right now and isn’t rolling out over-the-air just yet. We do have it available for download in our firmware section. It weighs in at a hefty 3.7GB.

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Tondern
Tondern

Meanwhile not a single December patch is rolled out to the S8+ in the entire continent of Europe. Maybe they’re gonna skip forward two security patches with the Oreo update in a few weeks (wishful thinking) ?

Coops86
Coops86

Downloaded and installed a few minutes ago.

I still find Samsung’s service downright insulting to their UK customers. There is no excuse for having carrier phones here in the UK running newer firmware than those phones that rely on Samsung directly for updates.

Has this website got any sources over at Samsung at all? I’d really like to know how they work out their firmware updates per region and who dictates where gets them and when. I feel it would be a good read.

A Sweaty Womble
A Sweaty Womble

It appears to be a random thing… Luck of the draw. So, I am thinking that they stare out of the window and watch people go by, each random person is assigned to a market or country and if a piano falls on their head an update is released for that market/country.

If that’s not how it’s done, it certainly feels like it. If it is, well, my condolences to the person it happened to; but thank you.

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

@Sammobile update is now being rolled out via OTA as I have downloaded it about an hour ago. Like to my screenshots https://plus.google.com/+MichaelThomasbrown/posts/FgMKvhMfgLg

Frax1
Frax1

Dous or single sim ?

xpr0back
xpr0back

which theme do u used on ur phone?

Frax1
Frax1

No Security patch update since August.N950/DS

leomaxi
leomaxi

In Italy H3G still november patch 🙁

thomas419924
thomas419924

Seems slower after the update to me .

danlav313
danlav313

Doesn’t come up on my smart switch

Matthaus79
Matthaus79

Finally! Thanks for letting us know SM

Can confirm.. my download is on its way