The July 2021 Android security patch is now making its way to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Samsung has released the latest security update for its second-gen Fold in Germany. The rollout began over the weekend and should reach more users in the country in the coming days. The new update should also reach many other territories over the course of this week.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is picking up the July security update with the firmware version F916BXXU1DUF1. We don’t have a changelog handy, neither has Samsung updated its official update tracker as yet. However, judging by the build number for the new release, it appears the foldable is gaining some new features and/or improvements as part of this update. Along with this month’s vulnerability fixes, of course. We will let you know if there’s anything notable.
Talking about vulnerability fixes, the July security maintenance release (SMR) contains dozens of them. As detailed by Samsung earlier this month, the new SMR fixes three critical issues found in Android OS. Additionally, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also getting fixes for several Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items. SVEs, if you don’t already know, are software issues specific to Samsung devices.
On top of all this, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 should be getting some Android Auto bug fixes as well. Android Auto has been broken for many Samsung smartphone users for the past few months. The app crashed if the user unlocks their phone. Samsung promised a fix for the issue with the July update and it’s here.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 joins the July security update party
It’s no secret that Samsung has been crushing every other Android OEM in terms of security updates in recent years. The Korean firm, which is still the biggest smartphone vendor in the world, has upped its mobile security game recently by promising four years of security updates to every recent and upcoming Galaxy smartphone. It’s even pushing updates to devices that have already exhausted that period.
Moreover, Samsung has been consistently the fastest Android OEM to release the latest security updates as well. The company usually starts rolling out the new update even before we have flipped the calendar. This month has been the same. The July security update was first released for the Galaxy S10 towards the end of the last month. Dozens of other models have picked up the update since. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has now joined the party as well. If you own this Samsung foldable, be on the lookout for a new update in the coming days and weeks.