Sorry for being a bit late to report this one, but it’s good news nevertheless. The Galaxy A5 smartphones from both 2016 and 2017 have now started to receive the October security patch from Samsung. It is a bit surprising that Samsung would prefer to release it for its mid rangers before the flagships, but it’s good that that the OEM doesn’t seem to be discriminating too much in between their handsets when it comes to security.
The October security update comes after Samsung decided to skip the September SMR entirely in favor of patching BlueBorne, so it’s the first Android security patch from the company after August. This one comes loaded with patches for a whopping 215 vulnerabilities found within the Android OS in general and a meager 6 fixes for Samsung’s own UI. By now, I wouldn’t be surprised if some other devices have started to receive the same update from Samsung as well, so do let us know if we missed something.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)