October Security Patch Released for the Galaxy A5 (2016) and A5 (2017)

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)

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