October Security Patch Hits the Galaxy Note 8

23 October, 2017 Samsung Updates

The Galaxy S8 had already started to receive the October security patch over four days ago, but Samsung's latest flagship handset is yet to get the same treatment. The wait for owners of the Note 8 is about to be over though, as reports from multiple sources have confirmed that the month's patch is now reaching Galaxy Note 8 smartphones in China and Hong Kong. The two models eligible for the update in those regions are the SM-N9508 and SM-N9500.

Although Chinese updates are seldom very indicative of the same patch making its way into other countries, it's good to know that Samsung has at least started to roll out the OTA package for the Note 8. We would estimate that the update will soon be released in Europe, given that we have almost reached the end of the month! When it does arrive, 215 vulnerabilities in the underlying Android OS will be addressed, alongside six in Samsung's own overlying UI. Do let us know in the comments, if you see the October patch hitting your device in other regions.

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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