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Samsung September 2021 security update is now rolling out for these Galaxy devices

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Samsung is rolling out the September 2021 security update to these Android phones and tablets, bringing One UI 3.1.1 to some devices.
After years of Google taking the lead in rolling out security updates to their phones, Samsung has consistently been the one to debut a new month's Android update in recent months. The September 2021 security update is no different, with Samsung having rolled the upgrade out to these Galaxy devices.

The rollout of the September 2021 update to Galaxy devices began on August 30, exactly a week before the first Monday of the month when Google normally releases the list of core security issues in the patch. This month, things are delayed even further, however, due to Labor Day in the United States taking place on September 6.

On the Samsung-specific side of things though, two notable changes may be coming with this September 2021 update, for some devices. For starters, earlier this year, Google promised that an issue between Galaxy devices and Android Auto would be fixed by the July security patch. However, this ended up falling through, with the fix not set to arrive until September's "maintenance" release. It's not clear if this is the same as the September security patch or a subsequent update arriving this month.

Meanwhile, some devices, including the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy Z Fold, are receiving an upgrade to One UI alongside the September 2021 update. Phones that get the upgrade gain the (admittedly limited) benefits of One UI 3.1.1, including tweaks to the phone app and a new bedtime mode toggle in quick settings, though some improvements may be device-specific.

So to which devices has Samsung rolled out the September 2021 update? Before the month of September even got started, Samsung came out swinging with five different phones receiving the updates, with special attention being paid to the company's foldables. Over the coming weeks, more phones will be steadily brought up to date.

This list will include a note on where the update first debuted and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in…
Kyle Bradshaw
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