Samsung has been very ill-timed in giving out the updates for their consumers, even the security patches. From the last year, the company seems to be on the right track in rolling out the updates faster. Today the OEM has started pushing out the July Security Patch update for several flagship smartphones. This time the Galaxy S6 series smartphones and latest flagship S8 series are the ones to get the July security patch update. Usually, the companies tend more often to give out the security patch updates by the beginning of the month, but the Samsung is a little late in pushing out the update. We cannot also blame the Samsung for this as they have to build it for several country versions, carrier aggregation models, etc. The Galaxy S7, which stands in between the Galaxy S6 and S8 has already been upgraded to the July Security Patch level to July couple days ago.
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge July Security Patch
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in European countries are now started receiving the July security definition update from the Samsung and Google. The update actually contains 65 malware definitions and files from Google and an extra list f 16 items from Samsung. The update is already live in Netherlands with the build number G925FXXS5EQG1. The Vodafone carried devices are getting the update with G928FXXS3CQG8 as the Build number.
Galaxy S8 and S8+ July Security Patch
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ Unlocked versions smartphones in the USA are now getting the July security patch with many security features updates. The Verizon carrier aggregation devices have already received the same update earlier this week. From the reports, the Galaxy S8 gets the update with the Build Number G950U1UEU1AQG2 whereas the Galaxy S8+ smartphones are getting G955U1UEU1AQG2 as the build number. Alongside the security updates, the users are now getting a User Interface update for their Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones which let them change the onscreen navigational button colors, and even to hide it entirely if needed.