The British division of Samsung has found itself at the centre of a small scandal involving Russian software.
Users often ignore the content of firmware update availability notifications. But after this incident, they will be more likely to read the text of such notifications.
Briton Andrew Edmans bought a used Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone from Amazon in September this year. Along with one of the latest software updates came a notification about the need to install software prescribed by the Russian government.
After investigating the incident, a Samsung representative assured Edmans that no Russian software would be installed as a result of the firmware update. In an interview with the BBC, a company spokesperson noted that the update was indeed intended for the UK, and the notification to install third-party apps from Russia came by mistake on a limited number of smartphones.