Mobile OSs Has the Galaxy Note 5 stopped receiving security updates?

super chimp

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My Note 5 hasn’t received the security update for this month, being as it’s now two years since its launch does anyone know if Samsung have discontinued support for this handset?
 

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my Note 8 still has the August security update. So I think they are behind for all phones, at least it seems that way. I read somewhere they purposefully skipped the September update (not sure why) but I haven't received October yet either.

EDIT: this link shows what is included in security updates and mentions September and October. Not sure why they aren't rolled out but does have this disclaimer
  • Please note that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, users can be rest assured the OS upgrades will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.

https://security.samsungmobile.com/securityUpdate.smsb
 

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Note 5 is still in scope, as well as Note 4.

https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb
That’s really useful. Will need to bookmark that link. Wonder how much longer the Note 5 will be supported.

my Note 8 still has the August security update. So I think they are behind for all phones, at least it seems that way. I read somewhere they purposefully skipped the September update (not sure why) but I haven't received October yet either.

EDIT: this link shows what is included in security updates and mentions September and October. Not sure why they aren't rolled out but does have this disclaimer
  • Please note that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, users can be rest assured the OS upgrades will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.

https://security.samsungmobile.com/securityUpdate.smsb
Maybe it is something to do with that issue with WPA2, doesn’t that particular impact Android devices.
 

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That’s good news as I have decided to stick with my Note 5 a while longer. TBH it’s partly a financial decision.
You should be fine. The Note5 if I remember correctly ran on the Exynos7420 globally, that's a 14nm chip, and 4GB RAM. That should mean the Note5 technically should be more similar to the S7 series in updates as the Hardware isn't greatly different. If I'm not mistaken Note5 should get Oreo, I could be wrong though on that last point, but thanks to the Note7 debacle, the Note5 is technically the last Note before Note8, and so should be updated along with the S7 Range which are getting Oreo.
 
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You should be fine. The Note5 if I remember correctly ran on the Exynos7420 globally, that's a 14nm chip, and 4GB RAM. That should mean the Note5 technically should be more similar to the S7 series in updates as the Hardware isn't greatly different. If I'm not mistaken Note5 should get Oreo, I could be wrong though on that last point, but thanks to the Note7 debacle, the Note5 is technically the last Note before Note8, and so should be updated along with the S7 Range which are getting Oreo.
According to this list they think it will not get Orero.

https://www.sammobile.com/samsung-galaxy-android-8-o-update

I’ve always thought Samsung should make a lot less devices and the ones it has support them longer. That’s why my next Android device will likely be a Pixel.
 

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Maybe it is something to do with that issue with WPA2, doesn’t that particular impact Android devices.
No, "that issue with WPA2" (Krack) affects ALL devices that have Wifi... as in ALL... as in anything that uses Wifi... as in your smart refrigerator, webcam, my pool cleaner.. ALL. How did you interpret that it was more an Android issue?
 

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No, "that issue with WPA2" (Krack) affects ALL devices that have Wifi... as in ALL... as in anything that uses Wifi... as in your smart refrigerator, webcam, my pool cleaner.. ALL. How did you interpret that it was more an Android issue?
That article I read about it specifically mentioned Android devices being at risk.

Is there likely to be a fix for WPA2 or is that it for as a encryption standard?
 

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That article I read about it specifically mentioned Android devices being at risk.

Is there likely to be a fix for WPA2 or is that it for as a encryption standard?
Apple and Microsoft have have offered software updates to fix the issue.

Apple has already fixed the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit in its latest iOS beta

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2017/10/17/apple-wi-fi-krack-ios/?amp=1

Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/16/16481818/wi-fi-attack-response-security-patches
 
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