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Samsung details its December security update for Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and others

Samsung has dropped word of its latest monthly security updates — part of its (and others') push for more frequent and transparent updates, particularly with regards to security-specific bugs.

The December update post essentially says it's incorporated all of the patches included in Google's December security bulletin, plus nine others that might or might not actually be in this update as they might have been in a previous update. And other fixes included in this update "cannot be disclosed at this time." (A frustrating but understandable line in the fight against exploits.)

As a reminder, the only devices included in Samsung's monthly update umbrella are the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, GS6 edge and GS6 edge+, the Note 4, Note 5 and Note edge, and the Tab S and Tab S2. But whether you'll actually see an update depends on your region and operator. So maybe you'll see something, and maybe you won't.

Source: Samsung December Security Update

  • So... No Marshmallow for the Note 5 in December, ehi? Posted via the Android Central App using my Note 5
  • Not really related; they could roll the security updates into MM but if your priority is security, a security patch is easier to push through carriers than a full blown OS update. Posted via the Android Central App on Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator, Gonfaloniere.
  • Who's the maggot who ranks me -1? I'll hard reset his device!
  • On Sprint. Already got my Note 4 security update.
  • I got one the other day as well I think for my Note 5 on AT&T.
  • I woke up this morning to an update for my S6 Edge on Verizon. I was hoping it was marshmallow. Soon I hope.
  • My Note 4 updated last night as well. I'm on Sprint. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got mine today. Sprint S6. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Note 5 on Verizon, no update yet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Discouraging but expected!
  • On T mobile N4... Nothing Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just got a security update on my Verizon Galaxy Note Edge on Dec 4th. I like the fact that these OEMs are taking security much more seriously and are actually pretty proactive about them now. But older phones will still be vulnerable.
  • Got mine last night, but yeah I'm still waiting on Marshmallow with ya. GS6! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Verizon still hasn't gave us November update! Posted with my NOTE 5 on damn verizon!
  • Did the update on my Verizon S 6 yesterday it was the wifi calling, it looked like it was going to be buggy until I shut it down and restarted, no issues so far thank goodness. My security patch level is at 2015-11-01, the December patch will arrive when it arrives.
  • Got dat update dis note 5 on koodo still waiting on marshmallow....... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Marshmallow for note 5 vzw coming very soon......I am told Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got it but nothing sinister to report here... Posted via the Android Central App
  • They should not be selling any other phone models if they can't afford to update them. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Huh? ? . You do realize that the updates have more to do with the carrier dragging there feet then Samsung. Besides if you had 5.1 you'd know that's a heck of a fix above 5.0 my note 4 edge and GS6 edge plus are both beast on 5.1 .. not worried about 6.0 get it when I get it. Every time apple puts out a new updates they have to go back many times to fix it I can wait until 6.0 is good and ready Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's not quite true. I always owned the international versions of Samsung devices, and these usually get the updates, if at all, after the carrier/branded devices get them. Posted via the Android Central App using my Note 5
  • Okay lol bye Posted via the Android Central App
  • My last update for my phone is on August 11th. I've not gotten no other updates. I'm on Note 4 with Verizon. I can't wait for 6.0 Marshmellow!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • My galaxy s6 edge updated I'm on Sprint
  • Won't see Marshmellow for the Note 5 for a few months. Has to hit the carriers first then they test it then OTA to your phone. Long process. Guessing Feb or March.
  • Note 5 shows October 1 and my S6 shows October 22. No love from AT&T.