Google has already posted its Android security updates for August. The Android Security Bulletin and Pixel Update were published on Monday. Moreover, other Samsung phones such as Samsung Galaxy S20 and other models have also started to acquire the monthly update.
It is stated in the bulletin that there are no functional changes for the Pixel devices of Google. However, there are many patches found that caused critical severity issues.
Samsung as well has been processing its security update for August 2020 since the last month of July. The latest phones which have received the updates are the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Moreover, it is reported that in some European countries, the version of G986xXXs4ATGB firmware is already available and will be rolling out in other countries as well.
The August 2020 update is the first update for the Samsung S20 series as included in its package. This month's security update has minimal updates but includes enhanced security features.
Other updates for several Samsung series have been released since last month, including the security patches for the Galaxy S10 series. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy A50 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite already received its security updates in selected countries, reportedly this week.
On August 5, the South Korean company is reported to hold its Galaxy Unpacked event at Samsung's Digital City Campus in Suwon. The unveiling of Galaxy Note 20 along with Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G are expected in the said occasion.
Security Patches and Updates
Since August 2015, Google has been publishing security bulletins monthly. The report contains lists of disclosed security vulnerabilities that have been fixed. These issues have been affecting the Android framework and other close-sourced software. Vulnerabilities were either found by Google or have been reported to the company.
Unlike system-wide improvements, security patches are updates with minimal changes in the individual frameworks and system modules. Google is providing the device with OEM’s every month that has the security patches for all supported versions of Android. It also provides a security test suite that helps the OEMs find the gaps in security patches and to ensure that patches were merged correctly.