Samsung‘s June 2021 Android security patch rollout has reached its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. The original Fold from 2019 is currently picking up the new update in France and the UK with firmware version F900FXXS5EUE2 and F907BXXS5EUE2 respectively. The rollout should expand to other markets in the coming days.
The latest software update for the Galaxy Fold doesn’t bring any new features apart from some stability improvements and this month’s security maintenance release (SMR) from Google and Samsung. Unfortunately, the two companies have yet to detail the contents of the latest SMR. So it’s unclear what all security vulnerabilities have been fixed. Google usually publishes the new security bulletin in the first week of the month. So we should get those details soon.
Galaxy Fold gets June 2021 security update
Samsung has consistently put other OEMs to shame with its security update rollout pace recently. The Korean firm starts rolling out the latest security patch to its devices even before we enter the new month. It has done so without fail for several months now, even beating Google to the race. This month was no different.
The June 2021 Android security patch first rolled out to the Galaxy S21 series last week, a good few days before we hit June. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G and the Galaxy S20 series joined the latest Samsung flagships soon. Several other Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy A50, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy Note 9, and the Galaxy S10 series have since picked up the latest security update. The Galaxy Fold is now joining the party as well.
If you own Samsung’s first-ever foldable smartphone, which debuted in late 2019 after some unfortunate turn of events early on delayed its market introduction, lookout for a new update soon. As said before, the update is currently rolling out to users in France and the UK. However, it should now be only a matter of time before Samsung brings this over the air (OTA) rollout to other regions.
You should receive a notification to download the latest OTA update once it becomes available for your phone. However, you can also manually check for updates from the phone’s Settings app. Scroll down to the Software update menu and tap Download and install. If there’s any OTA update pending, you’ll be prompted to download it on the next screen. We recommend you connect your phone to an unmetered Wi-Fi network to avoid incurring unwanted data charges.