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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now receiving April 2021 security update

Samsung was the first OEM who has opened the April 2021 security update rollout for Galaxy devices. So far, this new security patch has reached a number of Galaxy phones and tablets. Not only the latest, but the company is offering new s/w updates to its older devices as well.

Just recently, the South Korean tech giant released the April 2021 security update to the Galaxy Note 8 smartphones, and now this new security patch landed on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 phones. A few things to be noted that this new firmware update brings fixes for 21 threats and CVEs from Samsung, and 30 critical exploits from Google.

If you are still using a Galaxy S8 series handset then you can identify the April 2021 security update via release numbers: G955NKSU5DUD1 and G950NKSU5DUD1 for the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 respectively. However, it is currently spotted in Korea and will be expanded to other regions in the coming days or weeks.

Other than the security improvements, this release doesn’t bring any new features of system optimizations. Meanwhile, it could enhance the system functions and stock applications for a better user experience. To check for this s/w update manually, just open your device Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install.

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