Samsung, one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, recently announced a series of security patches for February 2023. The updates are expected to address several vulnerabilities in various Samsung models and offer greater protection against potential threats.
The February 2023 Android Security Update is here, and it’s full of security fixes! This update includes patches for many vulnerabilities, including five critical, 43 High, 0 moderate & 8 Already included in previous updates, also 4 Not applicable to Samsung devices, level CVEs. Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 7 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items.
However, the company has already started sending the Android February 2023 security patches and started with the Note series. The update is currently available for a limited market for Galaxy Note 20 users. It will soon expand to other regions as well.
Moreover, Samsung has addressed some security loopholes and variabilities in several functions and apps such as WindowManagerService, UwbDataTxStatusEvent, Secure Folder, Phone application, Contacts, Fingerprint, etc. Samsung claims that all the mentioned apps and functions are now fixed and safe to use, and the company also promises that if there is any bug left apart from this, it will surely fix it in another update.
As always, we recommend that you install this update as soon as possible to keep your device secure.
Which Samsung Galaxy smartphone will get the Android February 2023 patches
In addition to the Google Pixels, the February 2023 security patches are already in distribution starting with Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, but they will arrive via a software update on many other models, most of them already with Android 13 and One UI 5.0 (waiting for the One UI 5.1). Among the smartphones that will receive the update with the latest security fixes we can mention:
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Z Fold4
- Galaxy Z Flip4
- Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold2
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy W23, W23 flip
- Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (already in distribution)
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover 5 and Galaxy Xcover 6 Pro
The list is probably not exhaustive, as Samsung will update other smartphones and maybe some tablets (despite the updates being quarterly for different models) and smartwatches (Galaxy Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch5 and Watch5 Pro). The February 2023 security patch rollout will last a few weeks: keep following us as we will keep you abreast of developments.
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