Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 20 series phones are now receiving the October 2020 Android security update globally. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones are receiving the latest Android security maintenance release with firmware version DTI5 in a number of European countries, including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, and others.
The unlocked Galaxy Note 10 devices are also getting the latest update in the USA. The October update for last year's S Pen wielding Galaxy flagships comes with firmware version DTI1 stateside.
The latest Android security update is now also available for the Galaxy Note 20 phones. The unlocked Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N981U1) and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N987U1) are both receiving the update in the USA, as well as in all major European countries. The new update bumps the firmware version to ATID for both the devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 20 get October Android security update
Samsung is on par with Google when it comes to releasing monthly Android security updates, if not ahead. The Korean company often beats the Pixel maker to the game, many times releasing the update for the current month much before Google could detail the contents.
While flagship models usually, and understandably, get the preference, select lower-cost phones also occasionally trump them all. The Galaxy A50, which was one of the best-selling Android smartphones in 2019, was the first to receive the October 2020 Android security update from Samsung.
The hugely popular mid-range smartphone received the new update on the very first day of the month. Since then, Samsung has pushed the update to all Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 models, sans the newly launched Galaxy S20 FE. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 20 phones have now joined the party.
The October 2020 Android security patch fixes five critical-risk vulnerabilities found in the Android OS. Additionally, the latest security maintenance release also fixes dozens of moderate and high-risk vulnerabilities. There are also fixes for 21 vulnerabilities that are specific to Samsung's One UI.
One of those security flaws allowed unauthorized access to the SD card and contents in the user's Secure Folder. It's quite a serious flaw so it's only fitting that Samsung rushes through this rollout process.
As always, updates are released in stages and may not be available for all eligible units simultaneously. It may take a few days for the update to reach your device even if Samsung has already begun the rollout in your region. You should get a notification once the update becomes available for your phone. You can also manually check for updates through the Software update menu in your phone's Settings app.