Samsung is now rolling out an update for its older flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, bringing the August 2018 Android security patch to the devices. While this isn’t a significant update, it’s noteworthy because both of these devices are over three years old at this point. The security patch will ensure that users who are still using these Samsung devices continue to receive support and protection from security threats to the devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was launched in March 2015 alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6, and came with a 5.1-inch QHD screen and the Exynos 7420 Octa SoC. The phone launched with Android Lollipop, but was updated to Android Nougat subsequently. The phone also came with 3GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched a few months later in August 2015 with similar specifications, the notable differences being the larger 5.7-inch screen and support for the stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also the predecessor to the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was the cause of major embarrassment for Samsung due to its poorly designed battery that caused some users’ handsets to explode. Being over three years old as of now, these Samsung smartphones are likely to see fewer updates going forward, if at all, as Samsung will shift its attention to its newer devices in terms of software support.
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The software update is said to be rolling out now, and users can head over to the software update section in the settings to be able to get the update. If you’re still using this phone, it’s recommended that you get this latest update in order to keep your phone secure and usable going forward.