Galaxy S9 owners should check for critical Samsung update right now
Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 would be wise to check for the latest update from the Korean firm.
The August security upgrade has just begun being pushed out to devices across Europe and it brings with it some important changes.
Samsung releases updates every month which not only sort any Google Android issues but also mend bugs specific to Galaxy devices.
This latest upgrade contains numerous patches with some so serious they’ve been deemed critical.
In a post on its blog, Samsung states: “At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible.
“Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority.
Samsung releases monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Samsung devices listed below.
“Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.”
Along with those security bugs, Samsung has also included an update for its S9 camera which helps to fix some of the reliability issues that have hit the firm’s rear snapper.
There’s no word in the patch notes of what camera errors this corrects but there’s no question that this is an update you shouldn’t ignore.
Galaxy users had complained of problems in recent months with some struggling to take photos using the new Night mode.
According to recent reports, it seems some owners were facing their camera constantly crashing when trying to take photos.
Not only did the camera app quit unexpectedly but it also fails to take or store the photo users were trying to shoot.
Instead, a message apparently appeared on the screen that simply reads “camera failed”.
Hopefully, this annoying bug has now been mended but we’ll wait to see how users react once the update is arriving on more devices.
It’s been a busy month for Samsung with the firm recently announcing the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.
This device now includes a triple rear camera, improved screen and more power via a faster processor.
There’s also now two sixes to choose from with the Note 10 getting a 6.3-inch screen and Note 10+ featuring a 6.8-inch display.