Samsung Galaxy S20 gets OS update with critical bug fixes
Galaxy S20 users are encouraged to download the handset to the latest version as the new update includes vulnerabilities that has either high or critical rating.
Samsung is rolling out the November security updates as a part of its Android update to this year's flagship Galaxy S20 series. The November 2020 patch includes details of security vulnerabilities that is affecting all Android devices and not just Samsung handsets. The software update, besides including the November security, also improves the stability of the Camera app and Wi-fi network.
Galaxy S20 users are encouraged to download the handset to the latest version as the new update includes vulnerabilities that has either high or critical rating. Needless to say, if the update is not installed, the flagship smartphones can be exploited by an attacker to implement a Denial of Service (DoS) attack or remote code execution.
Also read: Samsung Galaxy M31 users start receiving OneUI 2.5 update: Here's what's new
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As mentioned in Android security bulletin, there are two critical DoS bugs, high severity privilege escalation bugs and a high severity information disclosure bug along with a high severity DoS bug.
If you want to check the OS version for your Samsung smartphone, you can navigate to Settings > About Device and About Phone. For updating, you can go to Settings > About device > Software update > Update now.
This comes a few days after Samsung rolled out OneUI 2.5 update for Galaxy M31 users. As per the rest of the changelog, Samsung Galaxy M31's OneUI 2.5 update includes split keyboard support in landscape mode for Samsung Keyboard. This update is said to have the October 1 security patch as well. It will also be possible to send automatic SOS messages after every 30 minutes for 24 hours. It can be accessed via the new SOS location-sharing option in Messages.
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