Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), A5 (2017) get October security patch

Galaxy A5 gets the fix for over 200 vulnerabilities found on Android OS.


Samsung could not roll out the September security patch to a slew of its smartphones due to the uproar of the BlueBorne vulnerability. Samsung was occupied with rolling out the patch for the vulnerability on its devices.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), A5 (2017) get October security patch


Given that many of its smartphones did not receive the September security patch, the company was expected to bring the October security patch early this month. Now, the same is happening as Samsung has rolled out the latest security patch to the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017), claims a report by GalaxyClub via SamMobile.

It is surprising to know that Samsung has not focused on rolling out the October security patch to its flagship smartphones - Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. The mid-range smartphones of last year and this year are updated with this patch. This is another example that shows that Samsung is moving out of the trend of focusing a lot on its flagship models in the recent years, especially when it comes to minor updates.

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Having said that, after the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017), we can expect the October security patch to be rolled out to more devices in the near future. In a previous report, it was revealed that the latest security patch brings fixes for over 200 vulnerabilities those were discovered in the Android OS as well as six exploits exclusive to the Samsung software.

It has to be noted that the October security patch for the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017) is rolling out initially in Netherlands. The users of these smartphones can head onto the Settings menu to check for the update manually or wait for the notification regarding the same to show up. To do it manually, users need to go to Settings → About device → Software update and check for the update.

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