The January Security Update Starts to Roll Out for the Galaxy Note 8

22 January, 2018 Samsung Updates

We are no longer surprised these days to see Samsung's latest flagship handsets being updated after low-mid range handsets form the company, because that's the route which the OEM had followed lately. However, we do not blame the company for this. As far as I can tell, it's simpler, faster and easier to roll out these security updates for the lower-end handsets and Samsung has decided that they will not hold up critical security updates for any of their devices, just for the sake of updating the costlier sets first. If that is truly the case then it's a noble approach and I can respect that. Keep in mind that this is speculation only and not exactly a fact!

As per the latest report by SamMobile, the update is only rolling out in France at the moment and the size of the file is huge! It's a 707MB update so make sure that you are connected to your Wi-Fi before starting the download. This almost makes you wonder what that patch brings alongside the 13 Samsung exclusive fixes and multiple Android OS related vulnerabilities. Interestingly, the source reports that the changelog doesn't mention anything about that at all, strangely enough! Do keep us updated if you see the January security patch making its way on devices outside France as well.

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