Samsung Galaxy S10 series owners on the T-Mobile network are now beginning to receive the June 2020 Android security patch update. The newly-reported updates bring the carrier’s devices in line with others who have already been rolling out the update since late June. Specifically, they apply to the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10+.
The update will take users’ devices to build version G973USQU3DTE8 for the standard Samsung Galaxy S10. The company’s Galaxy S10e and S10+ will respectively be taken to build versions G970USQU3DTE8 and G975USQU3DTE8.
Security fixes with the update should fall in line with those that were seen in the unlocked variant update, which shipped at the beginning of June. That means it should deliver fixes for Qualcomm components, including a number of critical-level patches. And that’s in addition to more than a few patches for other components.
This update for T-Mobile S10 users has lagged a bit behind here
Samsung Galaxy S10 series owners on T-Mobile are seeing this update a bit behind other carriers and other devices. The Galaxy Note 10 series was updated around the same timeframe as the S10 series on other carriers. That’s back toward the end of last month. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was updated to the June 2020 security patch in June.
For Samsung Galaxy S20 owners, the July patches are already being finalized.
Where are the features?
As with the above-mentioned security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy flagships, there don’t appear to be any major feature changes included with this update. The company was expected to include fixes for the Galaxy S20 cameras with this update, for instance. And there are undoubtedly at least a few optimizations included that couldn’t be delivered with app updates. But the update log doesn’t point to any specific features.
That’s going to prove a disappointment to users who have held out on upgrading to the Galaxy S20 line from Samsung. But it isn’t entirely surprising either.
Samsung appears to be putting its focus on keeping devices secure, with less effort put toward introducing new features in between major updates. That’s a step away from past behavior that shouldn’t be overlooked. And it’s not a bad thing. It shows a commitment to security patches that have historically been lacking across nearly all OEMs.