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Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus get August security update

Samsung has started rolling out an update for the Galaxy S9 family, bringing the August security patch and camera performance improvements to the devices.

The South Korean conglomerate rolled out an identical update for the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9, last week.

The global variant of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ received the dedicated Night mode and other camera improvements over the last few months. This OTA, however, doesn’t seem to add a new feature and focuses on improving camera stability and performance.

After getting the Night mode in an earlier release, some users reported an annoying bug, which prevented the Night mode from saving photos in the Gallery app. Samsung didn’t manage to rectify that in the previous software update and is expected to solve it this time around.

The OTA, which carries software versions G960FXXU6CSGD and G965FXXU6CSGD for S9 and S9+, respectively, is currently rolling out in Germany and weighs in at 247 MB.

As it’s an incremental rollout, it might take a while for your device to get it. To initiate it manually, go to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Like the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lineup, the S9 family, too, is in line to receive the Android Q update. After the company finishes rolling out the Android 10 to this year’s flagships, it is likely to turn its attention towards the S9 family.

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