Last year’s Samsung Galaxy phones get February 2021 patch even before latest Pixels
It has been mentioned that the February 2021 security update brings the firmware version G98**XXS6CUA8 and is rolling out to several countries in Europe and the UK.
Looks like Samsung has really improved when it comes to rolling out software updates to its smartphones. In fact, it is doing so well that the company has rolled out February, 2021 security patch in January itself, even before Google's own Pixel smartphones get it. This update, as reported by SamMobile, is coming to Galaxy S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra handsets that launched around the same time last year.
It has been mentioned that the February 2021 security update brings the firmware version G98**XXS6CUA8 and is rolling out to several countries in Europe and the UK. The markets include Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, and the UK. The update might also be coming out to other markets in future.
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It's worth mentioning that the version only brings the latest security patch and no new features as such. Samsung is expected to talk more about the vulnerabilities that it has fixed with this firmware version, in the coming days.
In case you are a Galaxy S20 smartphone user in the Europe or UK, you can check for the update by navigating to settings, software update and tapping on ‘download and install'.
According to the official change log, the security of a device has been improved with February Android Security Patch. The software update can include, but is not limited to:
-Device stability improvements bug fixes.
-New and/or enhanced features.
-Further improvements to performance.
According to a screenshot shared by Phonearena, the size of the update seems to be around 180MB.