Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is now receiving a new security patch in the form of a December 2022 update. The device has already received the support of Android 13 and the November 2022 security patch. Being a flagship Tablet is a little bit late to provide a new security update.
Notably, the device is receiving the new firmware update in several regions, including South Korea, Austria, and Switzerland. As you know, the device comes in two variants, Wi-Fi and LTE, and it’s a little bit surprising that Samsung released the December 2022 security for both of the variants of the device simultaneously.
The Galaxy Tab S7 is receiving the December 2022 security update in Austria and Switzerland. With a new firmware version number, T87XXXU2DVL3. In South Korea, it has a different firmware version number T875NKOU2FVL3. For your convenience, check the latest update by the last four numbers of the firmware version for each device variant for the respective country.
December 2022 Security Patch Fixed These Vulnerabilities:
According to the Samsung documentation, the latest patches include the fix to as many as 93 vulnerabilities, 67 of them common to (almost) all Android devices. Of the long list, 5 vulnerabilities are defined as critical, 63 high priority, and 12 moderate. Most of these vulnerabilities affect Galaxy smartphones and tablets with Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12, but some also touch the latest version of the robot. Among the latter, one concerns the RCS system, which would allow malicious actors to access the phone number of an incoming call. It also required action on the vulnerability that would allow access to the contents of the toast notifications of the Personal Area through the Nice Catch app (it is part of the Good Lock package).
How to install
Users who own Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices can easily update their devices by following these steps:
- On your Galaxy devices, head into your settings.
- Scroll to the bottom and click on Software update.
- Tap Download and install.
- Wait for your device to check for updates.
- If a security update is available, you can hit Install now.
The device was launched in 2020 and came with Android 10 on board; now it has received an upgrade in the form of Android 13; with the recent update, the device has received a total of three Android OS updates, and being a three-year-old device, it is now out of the league of eligibility of further Android updates, but it may still receive some more monthly security updates like the December 2022 update in future.
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