For my fellow Samsung Galaxy Note Edge users, I am happy to tell you that your device is the first to receive the Stagefright patch from Verizon.  The update should be pushed to your device, but if it has not yet, you can goto your “Settings”, click on “General” in the tabs, then scroll down to “About device” and then click on “Software updates”.  My device is tied to AT&T and I got my update last week which means Samsung is definitely making security a top concern.  Other manufacturers like Motorola and LG have announced their plans to fix the patch, but as of right now Samsung fans can delight in knowing they got the fix first, with exception to Nexus devices.

AndroidCentral has reported that Verizon has pushed out the security update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S5 as well.  There has not been news of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge getting the update.

Zimperium INC.  was the company who announced this security issue in Android, and they have a free app to determine if the patch worked or not.  There is a shortcut below if you are interested in testing your device.

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