The September 2021 Android security patch is reaching more Samsung smartphones. The Korean company has released the new security update to a bunch of Galaxy devices over the past few days, including the Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy Fold, and the unlocked Galaxy S20 and S21 units in the US.
According to SamMobile, the Galaxy A52s 5G is currently picking up the September security update in several European countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the UK, and the Netherlands. The new firmware version is A528BXXS1AUHA and it’s unlikely to bring any notable user-facing change.
The unlocked Galaxy S20 units are receiving the new update with the firmware version G98xU1UES2DUH2. That for the Galaxy S21 series is G99xU1UES4AUH9. Neither phone is seemingly getting any new features apart from this month’s vulnerability fixes. The Galaxy Note 10 series is also likely picking up the new update without any new features.
Lastly, the original Galaxy Fold is picking up the One UI 3.1.1 update along with the latest SMR. The update adds a bunch of new features to the device. Drag & Split lets you quickly open a link in split-screen mode by simply dragging it to the edge. Improved Multi-Active Window, persistent Taskbar, forced App Split View and Rotate All Apps, and Custom Aspect Ratio are some other new features. You can find more details about all One UI 3.1.1 features here.
Samsung pushes the September update to more Galaxy smartphones
Samsung earlier this week revealed that the September security maintenance release (SMR) patches more than 40 vulnerabilities found in Android OS. These include patches for three “critical” and dozens of high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities from Google.
Additionally, the Korean company has patched 23 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items as well. These are security issues found in Samsung’s Android skin, i.e. One UI. One of the patched SVEs allowed improper access control in Bluetooth APIs, enabling untrusted applications to get Bluetooth information. There are also fixes for a couple of BlockChain related issues.
Samsung has been rolling out these security fixes to its devices since late last month. It has so far seeded the new SMR to over a dozen smartphone models. A few more of them are now joining the party.
Along with the aforementioned Galaxy devices, the September update is now rolling out to a couple of regional devices, the Galaxy M21 and Galaxy M31. If you’re using any of these Samsung smartphones, be on the lookout for a new update in the coming days if you haven’t already received it. You should get a notification for the OTA (over the air) update but you can also manually check for it by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping on Download and install.