Galaxy Note 10 Lite joins Samsung’s December update party

Galaxy Note 10 Lite joins Samsung’s December update party

Last month, Samsung updated the Galaxy Note 10 Lite to Android 13. The affordable Galaxy flagship with S Pen picked up the November security patch with the big Android update. It now gets the latest December SMR (Security Maintenance Release).

The December security patch for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is currently rolling out in Europe. More precisely, Samsung started the rollout in France. Users get the update with firmware version N770FXXS8HVL1. The Korean behemoth should expand the rollout to other global markets in the coming weeks. Note that the phone has not been officially launched in the US.

This update does not bring any new features or user-facing changes to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The device picked up Android 13 less than a month ago, so that’s understandable. But there are many vulnerability fixes here. Samsung’s latest security release fixes as many as 80 vulnerabilities found in its Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

The vast majority of them (67, to be exact) are vulnerabilities in Android operating system and other partner components, including components from Qualcomm and MediaTek. These flaws affect the entire Android ecosystem and are not limited to Samsung products. Of course, devices using a compromised component are only vulnerable to a certain security flaw. But Google’s latest ASB (Android Security Bulletin) mentions at least two critical Android operating system flaws that could lead to remote code execution.

The December SMR for Galaxy devices also contains three more critical and 60 high-severity ASB patches. In addition, Samsung also fixed 13 Galaxy-specific vulnerabilities. These issues do not affect Android products from other brands. The Koren firm cites some high-severity bugs in the Exynos baseband as well as issues with various other system apps and components, including the Telecom app, Contacts, Phone, RCS Call and Samsung Settings.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is getting the December security update

If you’re using the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, these vulnerability fixes should be available to you soon. This could be the penultimate monthly security release for the phone. Launched in January 2020, the device will complete three years next month. Samsung will probably downgrade it to quarterly security updates after that. However, the updates will come for at least one more year. Just that you will get fewer exemptions than you currently do. However, don’t expect to receive the Android 14 update next year. The next Android version will not come to your phone. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite started with Android 10 and will end its life on Android 13.

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