30 March 2018
Samsung has always been quick to release security patches. However, it seems like in the new year, 2018, it has sped things up even further. The company has begun rolling out the latest security patch for the month and it has already arrived on mid-range devices like the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max. The good news is that the January 2018 security update is now being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in China.
It won’t be long till we see other Samsung devices receiving the update as well. This latest security patch is essentially important since it fixes six major vulnerabilities which currently exist on Android. It consists of fixes which are geared towards low, moderate, as well as high-risk vulnerabilities in the Operating System. It seems like Android vulnerabilities aren’t the only thing that this update fixes as it also fixes thirteen Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items that are present in the company’s software.
The update will arrive on the devices as an OTA and will be labelled as firmware version G9300ZCU2BQL3 for the Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G9300) and G9350ZCU2BQL3 for the Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G9350). So far, the security patch update has only started rolling out to these devices in China. It won’t be long till we see the update making its way to other markets as well!