October security patch fixes serious vulnerability affecting a few Samsung phones

Earlier this week, Google’s Project Zero security analysis team revealed that cyber-attackers are exploiting a bug within Android OS, which affects 18 known phone models including three Samsung devices, namely the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S9. The issue stems from a local privilege escalation vulnerability which can give …

These Samsung Galaxy phones now support Android Auto Wireless

Google is finally making Android Auto Wireless available to non-Google smartphones, and the first third-party devices to take advantage of the feature are the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 series, as well as the Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, and Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ are …

Galaxy S8, Galaxy A80, and Galaxy A5 (2017) get September security update

Samsung has released the latest Android security patch for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy A80, and Galaxy A5 (2017). An update is rolling out for these devices in various markets, with software version G95FXXS5DSI1, A805FXXS2ASI2, and A520FXXUBCSI1 for the S8/S8+, A80, and A5 (2017) respectively.The Galaxy S8 update has been released in …

Will my Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 get the Android 10 update?

Is my Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 going to be updated to Android 10? That’s a question many have been asking in the last couple of months, and with Google recently releasing the Android 10 update for its Pixel devices, interest in the newest version of the OS has …

Galaxy S8 and S8+ August security update rolling out in Canada

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving a software update with the August 2019 security patch in Canada. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the last of Samsung’s flagship phones on a monthly security update schedule to be getting the August security update. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+, …

Galaxy S8 helps in saving the lives of 20 people in the Philippines

News reports about smartphones are always about specifications and new features. We rarely come across stories that throw light on the impact of these pocket computers on our lives. In one such story, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has helped in saving the lives of 20 people at sea in Cebu province, …

Samsung smartphones are now eligible for Xfinity Mobile’s BYOD plan

Samsung smartphones are now compatible with Xfinity Mobile’s bring your own device (BYOD) plan, the company announced on Tuesday. The Verizon-based Comcast wireless service now accepts unlocked Galaxy Note 9,S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, S8 and S8 Plus phones. It expects to expand the plan to more Android devices “later in 2019”. The Galaxy S10, and possibly the Galaxy Note …

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get QR code scanner with July 2019 update

Samsung detailed the security patch for the month of July 2019 today. The company rolled out some camera features with last month’s update including the ability to scan QR codes using the camera app itself. That will now be possible on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well.The July …

Galaxy S8 receiving the June 2019 security patch now

We’re in the final week of this month and many of Samsung’s devices are just now receiving the latest security patch for this month. It’s the Galaxy S8’s turn today. Samsung has started rolling out the June 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S8.Samsung has rolled out the latest security …