Samsung has been efficient when it comes to keeping its user’s smartphones secure and bug-free. We have seen the company rolling out the security patch every month. The security patch is supposed to fix any vulnerability or bug being found in the system. The security patch rolled out this time is the last monthly update for the year 2019. As we are moving towards the year 2020, we can expect a better security mechanism and update schedule from Samsung Electronics.
The company has already rolled out a software update for the Galaxy Note 9 that brings the security patch for this month as well. The update also included a beta version of Android 10. The OS update didn’t bring in any new feature to the Galaxy Note 9 but it fixes issues related to Samsung DeX UI crashes and the reboot process while connecting to a mobile hotspot. The new firmware N960FXXU4ZSKH weighs around 325MB in size and bumps up the Android security patch level on the Note9 to December 1, 2019.
Samsung has mentioned the list of the updates and features it brought with the update. As expected, it also brought some fixes to the core Android OS.
There are also some fixes for Samsung’s software. This concludes to a total of 6 critical vulnerabilities in the Android OS. That’s in addition to over two dozen high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities. It also fixes Samsung vulnerability that exposed home screen wallpaper when the brightness levels were adjusted on locked devices. Another allowed a connection to any Bluetooth devices on a locked device. The most critical vulnerability could allow a remote hacker to execute code on the device without having an unprivileged process. Samsung is likely to roll out the stable Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 by this month.