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Samsung Galaxy J4, J7 (2016), A5 (2016) now being updated with latest Android security patches

Depending on the smartphone model, users will be getting September, October or November security patches.

  • Published: November 5, 2018 5:14 PM IST
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Samsung isn’t particularly known for rolling out timely software upgrades, but it is good to see that the company releases security patches for older devices, even if it is not monthly. The latest smartphones to get the software updates include the Galaxy J4, the Galaxy J7 (2016), and the Galaxy A5 (2016).

According to AndroidSoul, Samsung has started updating these three smartphones with security patches. The Galaxy J4 update carries software version J400MUBU2ARJ3, and it comes with October 2018 security patch, along with bug fixes and performance improvements. The Galaxy J7 (2016) update carries software version J710MNUBU4BRI1, and it brings September 2018 security patch, along with other improvements and bug fixes.

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Lastly, the Galaxy A5 (2016) gets November 2018 security patch, something that is commendable and impressive as Google hasn’t rolled out the same for the Pixel devices yet. In fact, even the flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9 haven’t received the latest updates yet. It is also important to note that while the Galaxy J4 runs Android 8.0 Oreo OS, the report does not indicate the final software versions of the other two devices that were launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box.

Updates for all three smartphones are rolling out over the air (OTA), and in a phased manner, so it may take a while before it reaches your device. Once the update is available, you will be notified about the same. You can also try to manually look for updates by heading over to Settings -> System Update.

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  • Published Date: November 5, 2018 5:14 PM IST