Samsung is rolling out a January 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. For the moment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates are only available in France, while the Galaxy Note 8 update was first introduced in Germany. However, both are expected to roll out globally in the coming days.
It is worth noting that the update will not be available to Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones that are currently running the Android 10 beta. Those customers will instead receive a separate update through the beta. S9 and S9+ owners still running the old Android Pie OS will receive the patch as part of the G96*FXXS7CTA1 firmware update. The Note 8 patch comes with the N950FXXS8DSL3 firmware.
The security patch arrives shortly after Samsung updated the iris scanners in its S9 phones to offer support for Google’s new biometric API. The Galaxy S9 first hit store shelves in March of 2018, but has since been replaced by the Galaxy S10 as the flagship Samsung smartphone. The company has also released a new Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone with rugged and walkie-talkie features designed for a variety of different field and retail environments.
Source: 9 to 5 Google