Today, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for August 2023, along with the corresponding security patch designed for eligible Pixel devices. However, it’s not just Google’s Pixel phones that are receiving an update today. Samsung has also rolled out fresh security updates for its lineup, including the Galaxy S23 and a couple of its foldable smartphones.
Upgrade Alert for Security on Google Pixels, Galaxy S23, and Samsung Phones
Within the most recent Android Security Bulletin, Google unveiled a series of vulnerabilities impacting various aspects such as the Framework, Android runtime, Media framework, and system. These vulnerabilities have been effectively addressed through the implementation of the security patch dated August 1, 2023.
Simultaneously, the company revealed a range of vulnerabilities within the Linux kernel and proprietary vendor components, both of which are not open source. To tackle these vulnerabilities, the security patch dated August 5, 2023, has been introduced. The patches created to fix these flaws have been in development for a few weeks or perhaps months, but their details are only coming to light now.
Typically, the update encompasses a blend of security patches, bug rectifications, and diverse enhancements. Google has highlighted a number of them in the update. For instance, a problem that occasionally hindered the connection of Bluetooth keyboards has been successfully resolved for the Pixel Tablet and Fold. Moreover, the glitch causing specific Live Wallpapers to exhibit incorrect orientations and the intermittent unresponsiveness of the lock screen have all been fixed for the Google Pixel Fold.
Lastly, the problem responsible for flickering when in Hub mode has been eradicated from the Pixel Tablet. Given that this is a Google update, anticipate gradual dissemination to all compatible devices. While some rollouts wrap up within a matter of days, the norm tends to lean toward weeks before full distribution is achieved.
Several Samsung devices, encompassing the Galaxy S23 lineup, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Fold 3 & 4, and Galaxy Flip 3 & 4 are currently being furnished with the August 2023 security update across specific regions. Make sure not to overlook the ‘Check for system updates’ button, as it might be time to give it a nudge.
The latest security update brings crucial enhancements to Google Pixels and Samsung devices like the Galaxy S23 series. Google’s Android Security Bulletin for August 2023 has unveiled vulnerabilities spanning various components, all addressed through the August 1 and 5 security patches. Samsung’s devices, including the Galaxy S23 series and several foldables, are also receiving the update in specific regions. Keep an eye on the ‘Check for system updates’ option to ensure you don’t miss these crucial improvements.