Samsung is a real role model for software updates in the Android landscape – and could soon further improve its already excellent software support policy – and in the past few hours it has illustrated the content of the newest security patches from February 2022.
As usually happens, also in this case the presentation of the update by Samsung comes a few days after starting the distribution: there are already several models that have caught up with the monthly security patches.
Samsung security patch: the news of the SMR of February 2022
For its security updates, the South Korean manufacturer prefers the designation of Security Maintenance Release (SMR). These software updates always consist of two parts, in fact they contain Google’s monthly security patches for the Android operating system and those specifically edited by Samsung.
As for the first part, there are 46 security improvements that Google has made to the operating system this month Android. Two of them are labeled as level Critical: one concerns smartphones with Qualcomm processors, which obviously also include numerous Samsungs; there is no public description of the other. The remaining Android fixes are mostly level Highfifteen are level Moderate and five were already present in previous updates.
The second half of the February 2022 Security Maintenance Release (SMR) includes more 19 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE). Four of these fixes are dedicated only to Galaxy devices with Exynos processors, just under a dozen are those that concern the manufacturer’s devices already updated to Android 12 and One UI 4. Finally, a fix relates to a security vulnerability system specification DeX. For more details on these 19 manufacturer fixes, you can refer to the official Samsung website at this link.
Which Samsung models will receive February 2022 security patches
Let’s start by saying that not all Samsung-branded devices will receive the Security Maintenance Release of February 2022but the recipients will still be numerous. In fact, just visit the manufacturer’s website to first find the list of models they receive updates on a monthly basiswhich comprises:
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (here’s our review), Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (here’s our review)
- Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 + 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G (here’s our review), Galaxy S21 + 5G (here’s our review ), Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (here’s our review), Galaxy S21 FE 5G (here’s our review)
- Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10 +, Galaxy Note10 + 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5
As for the smartphones updated on a quarterly basis, to receive the February update will be (barring denials): Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A41 and Galaxy A40. This without forgetting that various models of the Galaxy M series – such as Galaxy M52, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M21 – are also in debt for new security patches.
As for the Tabletthe most recent are used to keep up with monthly security updates and now it should also touch the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (here is the our review), which receives them quarterly.
The complete lists are available on the official website a this link.
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