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Samsung November 2021 security update is rolling out now to these Galaxy devices


Samsung is currently rolling out the November 2021 security update to a huge list of Android devices including Galaxy S, Note, A, and more.
While Android 12 for Samsung devices look more likely with each passing week, the Korean firm is rolling on with its consistent monthly security patches. For November 2021, a select few Samsung Galaxy smartphones are already seeing the latest updates. Here’s the full, continuously updated list. Sticking with the excellent track record of early security patch releases, the November 2021 update hit the flagship Galaxy S21 series on October 25. The update isn’t exactly “tiny” either at around 225MB in size. The monthly Samsung Security Maintenance Release (SMR) report notes that the November patch includes fixes for over a dozen common on-device vulnerabilities. These include a number of fixes from Google including three “critical” vulnerabilities,20 “high-risk” vulnerabilities, and two “moderate-risk” vulnerabilities. Alongside Google’s suggested patches, this latest update addresses a number of issues specific to Galaxy handsets across the globe. Samsung provides fixes for 13 on-device vulnerabilities including one “high-risk”, one “critical” and two “moderate-risk” vulnerabilities found on Galaxy phones and tablets according to SamMobile. Changelogs available to those already downloading the OTA in selected regions do note “new and extended functions” but it’s unclear if that is an issue using rudimentary Google Translate features: As with just about any and all regular security update lists, Samsung has plenty of handsets to cover and protect. The list of devices eligible for updates includes over 100 Galaxy-branded smartphones with over 40 able to get monthly patches,60 able to get quarterly updates, and over 40 more eligible for biannual updates. That doesn’t factor in unscheduled updates for past hardware — something Samsung does offer from time to time. Because of this, it’s unclear what criteria Samsung uses to ensure that all devices are covered. Since the initial rollout, the stable Android 12 update with One UI 4.0 is now starting to arrive on Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra handsets across the globe. This update also includes the November 2021 security patch. This means that if your region was not initially eligible or you had not yet seen the latest patch, you should be able to get updated from today. The One UI 4.0 update includes a number of tweaks and tuning with some elements of the Material You and Dynamic Color overhaul seen on Google Pixel hardware. It does, however, make less of a difference to Samsung smartphones with modest changes and overall familiar aesthetic. Despite being in the shadow of the S21 series, Samsung has now pushed the November 2021 security patch to the former flagship Galaxy S20 series. At this stage, it’s unclear just what the changelog introduces other than the latest patch, but the update began reaching S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra handsets in Germany on October 29. For those in the US, it hasn’t taken long for the November patch to come to Qualcomm-powered Galaxy S20 devices. The rollout began on November 5 for those with carrier-locked devices on AT&T, Comcast, C-Spire, and Sprint’s networks. A wider carrier expansion commenced from November 8 with almost all major networks in the United States pushing the November patch to Galaxy S20 series handsets. While not available in some regions, the 4G-only Exynos-powered Galaxy S20 FE 4G (SM-G780G) started to see the latest security update as of November 4 with a number of general bug fixes and enhancements in tow. This update expanded to more regions including Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Caucasus countries, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Nordic countries, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Southeast Europe, Switzerland, the Baltic region, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan from November 10. Shortly afterwards, the 5G-capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Galaxy S20 FE 5G started to see the November 2021 security patch from November 7. It has started to rollout to unlocked devices across the globe including the United States.

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