T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Active & Tab S6 Feb OTA update
Android as a platform spans across hundreds of different OEMs. All these phone-makers modify and tweak the source-code to fit their specific needs but the underlying system is more or less the same.
Keeping this system safe and secure is a huge task, one that Google through the Android Open Source Project, has been working diligently. With this, we get regular security patches to the Android system.
In recognition of how important these regular updates are, T-Mobile is rolling out the latest February 2020 Android security patch update to some of the Samsung devices under its portfolio.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 on T-Mobile have reported receiving the February 2020 security patch update on their devices. The update which weighs in at a little over 200MB brings the security patch level on these devices to February 1, 2020. This update can be identified by its ATA1 build number.
The other devices from T-Mobile that are getting updated are the S8 and the S8 Active. For the S8 Active, this update is 137.43MB in size and bumps the S8 Active to version CTA4, and it also includes the February 1, 2020 security patches.
In the recent past, Samsung has been absolutely dominating in terms of pushing out timely security patch updates to its devices. On numerous occasions, Samsung has been able to roll out these regular patches even ahead of Google itself.
It is these carrier models that lag a little behind in rolling out the said updates to the devices on its networks. However, the fact that they are still able to roll out the updates in the same month is something we should give them props for. A few years ago, this was unheard of on Android.
Of course, we shall keep an eye on more devices and update when they get updated to these new security patches. Check out our dedicated Samsung section to stay up-to-date.
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