Samsung and Pixel phones start getting the November security patch

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy Note 20
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy Note 20 (Image credit: Android Central)

Update, November 2 (02:15 pm ET): The November update is finally rolling out to the Google Pixel line too.

What you need to know

  • Samsung has started rolling out the November security update to its latest flagship phones.
  • In addition to the Galaxy Note 20 and S20 series, the update is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 series phones as well.
  • As you would expect, the latest security update doesn't add any new features.

Samsung today started rolling out the latest November 2020 Android security patch to some of its best Android phones. As per SamMobile, the November security update is now being pushed to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy S10 series phones.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung isn't adding any new features to its flagship phones with the latest update. While the update for the Galaxy Note 20 only includes the November security patch, the Galaxy S10 series is also getting Wi-Fi and camera stability improvements with the update.

The November security update is currently available only for a small number of users, but we expect it to become more widely available within a week or two. Samsung will also start rolling out the November security update to more Galaxy phones in the coming days, including its mid-range Galaxy A-series lineup.

If you own a Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10, or Galaxy S10 series phone, you can check for the November security update by heading over to Settings > Software Update > Download and install.

As confirmed by Samsung Malaysia recently, the company will begin to roll out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update to the Galaxy S20 series later this month. The Galaxy Note 20 series is also expected to begin receiving the stable One UI 3.0 update soon after it starts rolling out to the Galaxy S20 series.

Update, November 2 (02:15 pm ET) — Pixels are getting this update too!

The November update is rolling out to the Google Pixel line as well. All phones that are supported, including the Google Pixel 3, 3a, 4, 4a, and 5-series of phones are recieving this update. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL are being left out, they will recieve a final roundup update in December. The update is chockfull of bug fixes, adressing things ranging from YouTube Music issues, to audio flaws, to camera bugs. Check out Google's support listing for more detail.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • My unlocked S10+ received the November security update this morning.
  • Be careful taking updates from Samsung. I got an update last week that bricked my phone and Samsung will not stand behind it and refused to fix my S10+.
    Google "s10+ software update hung at downloading" you'll find many many people have had this happen.
    The recent announcement that Samsung will support offer updates for 3 andriod releases starting with the S10 line, really doesn't mean much if they don't stand behing the updates. I have an S10+ that was just bricked by one of the updates. And Samsung will not stand behind it and repair it. Google "software update hung at downloading". You'll see that there are many others. And I have found since this happed that this is a chronic issue with Samsung. I can't tell you how many people responded to social media post I made or from talking to ATT techs, which have said they switched to iPhones because of the exact same thing happening to them during a "simple" software update. I'm an engineer and can tell you if your software causes something like this to happen, the code was poorly written. it should NEVER happen. So I have a flagship paper weight now. Samsung does not care about customers at all.
  • It's funny. My wife's Pixel 3 got the update, but my Pixel 5 can't get it yet.