Samsung’s Galaxy S10 & Galaxy Tab S6 Get October Update

Samsung’s October security update is available for the Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy Tab S6. The latter is the first Galaxy tablet to receive the latest security patch. The new SMR (Security Maintenance Release) has already been rolled out to dozens of smartphones.

As of this writing, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will receive the October 2022 Android security patch in Switzerland. Samsung will soon expand the rollout to the rest of Europe, gradually covering units in other regions. The updated firmware version for the phones is G97*FXXUGHVJ1. The build number suggests that the new software package includes more than just the latest security fixes. Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to reflect this version in its official update tracker. So we can’t confirm what else the phones are getting.

However, don’t hope for big new features. The Galaxy S10 series is now almost four years old. The phones that debuted with Android 9 Pie in early 2019 are done with major feature updates. You won’t get Android 13. Samsung also discontinued the Galaxy S10 lineup, including the 5G model, to quarterly security updates earlier this year, although updates still come monthly. The latest version may bring some system stability and reliability improvements along with this month’s vulnerability fixes. Maybe some bug fixes too.

Samsung has already revealed that the October SMR will patch around 50 vulnerabilities in its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. These include fixes for problems with Google’s Android operating system, as well as several Galaxy-specific security vulnerabilities. Some of the issues patched this month have been classified as critical and major bugs by the Korean company, including one that allowed unauthorized access to secure storage.

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The Galaxy Tab S6 also gets the October security update

These security fixes will also be rolled out for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6. The tablet receives the latest update with firmware version T865XXU5DVJ1 in Asia and Australia and T865XXU5DVH2 in Europe. A broader rollout is to follow in the coming days. The device receives some system stability improvements with this version.

The Galaxy Tab S6 was also launched in 2019 with Android 9 Pie. It probably won’t get Android 13. However, if you’re using this tablet or one of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones, the October security update should be available to you shortly if it hasn’t arrived yet. You can check for updates manually in the Settings app or wait for a notification prompting you to download and install the new software package.