Galaxy Note 8 getting July security update on Verizon and Xfinity Mobile
The Galaxy Note 8 has received an update with the latest Android security patch from two more North American carriers. Verizon and Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile released a new update for the Note 8 over the weekend, just a couple of days after Sprint updated the device with the July 2019 security patch. The update from both Verizon and Xfinity Mobile comes with software version N950USQS6DSG4.
From what we’ve been told, the update doesn’t include anything but the latest security fixes. Verizon hasn’t yet updated its Galaxy Note 8 support page yet, so we’ll have to wait and see if the new QR code scanner for the camera app has made the cut. That’s perhaps the last new feature we can expect the Galaxy Note 8 to get, as it will soon be two years old and has also received two major Android OS upgrades. Thankfully, the Galaxy Note 10 will offer plenty of reasons for Note 8 owners to upgrade when it makes its official debut next month.
You can manually check if the update is available for your device over the air. Just open the Settings app, tap on Software update, and then select Download and install. Updates are released in stages, so not everyone may get it right away. You can download the firmware for the update from our database if you don’t wish to wait for the over-the-air release.
Thanks for the tip, Justin!