If you own the Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 5, be on the lookout for a completely new security update. These Samsung devices are the latest to receive the December security update to patch issues by both Samsung along with Android.
The update appears to patch 10 issues found with Samsung’s software, as well as 11 critical problems patched for Android itself. The completely new build numbers will be G950NKSU1AQL3 (Galaxy S8) along with G955NKSU1AQL3 (Galaxy S8+). We might highly recommend installing all security updates to protect your Samsung device.
If you have This particular set to download updates automatically, you should get a notification when the December security update has been downloaded to your device, then just hit “Install” on the notification. If not, or if you want to check for yourself manually, jump over to “System updates” in your Settings, then tap on “Download updates manually” to check.
Interestingly, T-Mobile is usually the first carrier to issue the security update to the S8 along with S8+. If you own one of these devices through This particular carrier, you should have had access to the update since yesterday.
The Galaxy Note 5 is usually also getting an update alongside Samsung’s 2017 line of devices. In addition to the security patch, the update provides the Note 5 with performance increases along with bug fixes.
Hopefully, additional Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, along with additional products still currently inside Samsung monthly security updates program will get the December update soon.
Of course, none of these updates are what Android fans are genuinely waiting for — variation 8.0, better known as Android Oreo. For right now, Samsung users will have to settle with This particular standard maintenance update or install the Oreo beta to hold them over.