Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has since been replaced twice, but the latest version of its two successors is the Galaxy Note 5, which came in 2015. We all know what happened to last year’s Note 7, but this is not the topic of the day.
With Samsung having chosen to avoid mentioning the Galaxy Note 4 anywhere near Android 7.0 Nougat updates, it appears that the phablet will not be receiving this OS. However, a recent appearance on GFXBench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show was a shocker to us. But before being carried away with the Nougat updates, there’s a smaller one that has just started rolling out in the U.S. and Europe as well.
In the U.S., Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users on T-Mobile have just started receiving an OTA update on their devices. The update comes with software version N910TUBS2DQC1 and carries March’s Android security patch, bug fixes, and performance enhancements. We still don’t know the other changes or features that this update brings to the Galaxy Note 4 since T-Mobile has yet to update its official page, but some users are already receiving the new patch.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on the same carrier, there’s also something for you. This phone’s software version has build number N915TUBS2DQC1 and it also brings the latest Android security patch to the 2014 phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in Europe are also receiving an update that brings the phone’s security patch level to March 2017. However, this region’s version has a different baseband version, coming in with build number XXS1DQC3 and weighs a massive 403MB. This is huge for a mere monthly security patch, but the size has been justified by the fact that the update comes with battery usage optimizations as well. You can also expect to get a few changes or rather improvements in stability and performance as well as bug fixes.
The update is currently rolling out to unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variants in Europe, but we expect other versions to follow suit really soon.
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