Samsung has already released the February security update for a couple of devices, including its latest flagships, in some markets, and the company has now published details of the new security patch. As usual, the latest Android security patch for Galaxy devices bundles fixes for both vulnerabilities in the core Android OS and for vulnerabilities that only affect Samsung’s software.
The February patch fixes two critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating system, along with a slew of high-risk vulnerabilities and a couple of moderate ones. The Samsung part of the patch is considerably larger – fixes for 30 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items are included in the patch. They’re all pretty technical so we won’t go into detail, but the bottom line is that the new security patch further enhances the security of eligible Galaxy devices.
We should see the February 2020 security patch making its way to more Galaxy phones and tablets in the coming weeks. As always, you will be able to find out if your device has received a new security update here at SamMobile, both through our firmware archive and through the news articles we publish about security updates. You can also check manually if an update is available from your device’s Settings » Software update menu.