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Insights into Samsung’s September 2021 Security Update

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Samsung has initiated the rollout of the September security update for the majority of their Galaxy devices starting from August 30. In a noteworthy shift, Samsung has been proactive in issuing security patches ahead of Google, a practice that is contributing to Samsung’s reputation as a leader in providing timely updates.

The September security update was released a whole week before Google typically initiates their security patch distribution on the first Monday of the month. This month, Google’s rollout was delayed due to the overlap with Labor Day in the United States.

When focusing on Samsung-specific changes brought by the September security update, two significant alterations stand out for certain devices. Firstly, the issue between a few Galaxy devices and Android Auto, which Google had pledged to address in the July security patch but was postponed, seems to have been resolved with the release of the September update.

Additionally, select Galaxy devices like the S20 FE and the Z Fold are receiving an update to One UI alongside the September security patch. Users of these Galaxy phones will benefit from One UI 3.1.1, which introduces modifications to the phone application and adds a new bedtime mode toggle in the quick settings menu. It’s worth noting that certain features of One UI may vary based on the device model.

The following is a list of Samsung Galaxy devices that have already received the September security patch:

  • Galaxy S20 FE – August 30
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G – August 30
  • Galaxy Z Flip – August 31
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G – August 31
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – August 31
  • Galaxy S10 Lite – September 3
  • Galaxy A8 – September 4
  • Galaxy Note 20 – September 5
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – September 5
  • Galaxy S21 – September 6
  • Galaxy Fold – September 6
  • Galaxy A52 – September 6
  • Galaxy A72 – September 6
  • Galaxy Note 10 – September 7
  • Galaxy M21 – September 7

Closing Thoughts

Samsung’s commitment to delivering regular Android security updates for its mobile devices sets it apart from competitors. Galaxy users are among the first to benefit from the latest security patches, often receiving updates even before Google releases theirs.

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