In the US, the Galaxy S10 series receives an August security update

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The carrier-locked Galaxy S10 models sold in the US come with software version G97*USQU6IVH2 as of the August SMR. Users on the T-Mobile or Sprint networks should be receiving the update over the air, according to SamMobile, who broke the news of this release first (OTA). In the upcoming days, the update should also be available for smartphones on additional carrier networks.

Samsung is having a great day. The business has issued the August 2022 Android security patch for the Galaxy S10 series in the US, along with the One UI Watch 4.5 stable update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, One UI 4.1.1, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The latest security update is now available in the United States for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ carrier-locked models. The unlocked units should shortly receive it as well.

Highlights

  • Patches from Samsung only concern issues on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The Korean firm last month fixed around 30 such vulnerabilities, many of which were labeled critical on its security bulletin. Affected device components include Samsung DeX, Knox VPN, App Lock, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Dialer, and others.

  • The September SMR has not yet been released by Samsung. Therefore, the most recent patch for Galaxy smartphones and tablets is the August patch. More than 60 vulnerabilities from Google and Samsung are fixed in it. The latter fixed a serious flaw that made it possible for an attacker to remotely execute code on a Bluetooth-enabled Android device (of any brand) that was vulnerable.

Nonetheless, if you’re using any of these smartphones in the US, the August SMR should be headed your way soon. Watch out for notification in the coming days. You may also open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down to the Software update menu, and tap on Download and install to manually check for updates.

All of these security fixes are now rolling out to the Galaxy S10 series in the US, starting with carrier-locked variants. International versions of the phones have already received the August SMR. The update doesn’t bring any notable new features or improvements. Perhaps the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ will not receive feature updates anymore. Launched with Android 9 Pie onboard in early 2019, they have already picked up the three major Android OS updates Samsung promised. The phones aren’t eligible for the company’s extended software support policy that gives four years of Android updates. So no Android 13 for them.

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