Samsung has released the October 2019 security patch for its Galaxy S10 series, which provides remedies for a number of system vulnerabilities deemed to be critical and high in severity.
Google has already detailed a number of these vulnerabilities in its Android Security Bulletin. However, it’s worth noting the latest Galaxy S10 update does not provide a fix for a recently discovered zero-day bug as Samsung’s flagship handsets were not affected.
However, owners of a Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ are all still advised to download the upgrade as soon as possible. While the zero-day might not a concern (like it is for Google Pixel owners) the update does still contain four critical and 28 high severity vulnerabilities.
Alas, Samsung fans – unlike a number of previous Samsung security patches, this one doesn’t include any new features for the device.
That said, the Galaxy S10 series only recently received another hefty software upgrade that brought a number of Note 10 camera features such as live focus video, AR doodle and new live focus effects.
In addition to fixing a number of known software compromises, the October update also promises to improve the camera performance on the Galaxy Note series.
In Samsung’s changelog discussing the update, it says “camera picture quality has been improved”. However, it’s not known more specifically what has changed to better the Note’s performance here.
Additionally, the update was also noted to improve “the stability of the keyboard sound”, for any Samsung fans that thought the Note 10’s typing experience was a little off…
All updates mentioned above are rolling out to Samsung fans right now.
To download the newest updates on either the S10 or Note 10 series, simply head to your phone’s settings.
From there press system > software update to manually check for new upgrades.