Android’s monthly security updates have done a great job in helping keep devices secure from the plethora of bugs that pop up from time to time. However, some are pretty slow about rolling them out. Today, T-Mobile and Samsung are rolling out May’s security patch to some devices.
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Samsung is generally pretty slow about getting security updates out, but it’s always good when the company manages to get security updates out within a month or so.
Currently, Samsung is making May’s security patch available to users of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 who bought their device through T-Mobile. There’s nothing extra in this update, but regardless it’s good to see it rolling out. Oddly, though, that same update isn’t available for the Galaxy S9 or S9+.
If you’re using an S8, S8+, or Note 8 on T-Mobile, the update should be available now. The version numbers are located below.
Update: Verizon’s S8, S8+, and Note 8 are now picking up this same update. Version numbers are below.