The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S9 smartphones are finally released on AT&T Updated To the November security patch. As always, carrier-locked Samsung smartphones receive monthly security patch updates after a delay of weeks. The latest update to the Galaxy S10 series comes in a size of just over 200MB.
For AT&T Galaxy S9 smartphones, the update comes in around 1.5GB in size and carries the latest version of One UI 2.5. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + update comes with build numbers G960USQU8FTK2 and G965USQU8FTK2 respectively. Since it will be a phased rollout, it may take a few more days to reach all eligible devices.
AT&T Galaxy S10 & S9 smartphones receive the November security patch
However, One UI 2.5 will also be the last major OS update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 +. None of these devices qualify for the upcoming One UI 3.0 update based on Android 11. Samsung recently announced that it will offer three years of OS updates for its flagship smartphones.
However, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 smartphones launched in 2018 are not on the eligibility list. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Note 20 are the first smartphones to come with One UI 2.5.
Even the November security patch was first introduced for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the last week of October. Meanwhile, interested users can also search manually for the November update by going to Settings> Software update> Download. If the update is available, click on the “Install Now” button to download and install it.
One UI 2.5 will be the latest major update to the Galaxy S9 series
Alongside fixes from Google, Samsung’s November smartphone security patch also includes fixes for five critical operating system vulnerabilities along with 29 high-level threats and 31 moderate threats. Speaking of the One UI 2.5 update, it brings a new DeX Wireless Mode to the two-year-old Galaxy S smartphones.
Additionally, the default Samsung Keyboard app gets the option to split the keyboard when using it in landscape mode. The search feature inside the virtual keyboard now works with the YouTube app. The updated camera app now provides options to choose resolution and frame rate when using pro video mode.
Although the Galaxy S9 smartphones will not receive any new OS updates, the company will continue to release monthly security patch updates for at least another year. After that, the rate of release of the security patch will decrease to one per quarter.