Samsung has really changed its strategy lately, with almost all of its devices that are installed with Android Lollipop and above constantly receiving monthly security updates, including the low-end Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, Galaxy J1 Mini as well as the Galaxy Core Prime.
These three phones are the latest Sammy devices to join the party, currently receiving the latest security patch for the month of March. The tech giant has been rolling out the update to a bunch of its phones, with quite a number in the Galaxy A, Galaxy J, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series already installed with the update.
It’s not long since Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 was updated to the February Android security patch, but the entry-level phone is now on another update of the same kind. The update carries firmware version J320FNXXU0AQB3, weighs a significant 169MB and brings with a massive 85 security fixes from Google and Samsung alongside stability and performance improvements.
The same March Android security patch is also rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini as well as the Galaxy Core Prime. Besides installing the latest security update to the phones, the OTA update also comes with regular bug fixes as well as stability and performance improvements, just like the Galaxy J3 2016. However, the Galaxy J1 Mini update carries software version J105YDVU0AQC1. Users of Samsung Galaxy Core Prime can expect to see an OTA update that carries software version G361HXXU0AQC1, which also installs this month’s security patch.
Since the updates are rolling out over the air, not all Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, Galaxy J1 Mini and Galaxy Core Prime units will be updated at the same time, instead, this will be happening gradually. It means that some users of these devices may have to wait for days before they can see the OTA notification. Instead of waiting, you can trigger a manual download by going to the phones’ Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates and that’s it! But before downloading the update, ensure that you are connected to the internet using Wi-Fi and the battery power is at least 50% full.
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