With slightly over a day remaining before the end of the month, Samsung has begun rolling out the latest January Android Security Patch to the Galaxy J2 Prime as well as the Galaxy Grand Neo phones.
These two are entry-level phones and the fact that Samsung is pushing updates for the duo shows just how committed the company is towards ensuring that users remain as secure possible. Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime was released in November 2016 and it came preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand Neo was born in February 2014 and at launch, it was powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but some variants had the slightly newer KitKat. As it is, Samsung is taking care of the latter version with this update.
For Samsung to be rolling out software updates to an entry-level phone that was released in 2014 is indeed a miracle. However, it is not strange for the November 2016 model to be receiving the latest Android Security Patch. Where the Galaxy J2 Prime gets an update with software build number G532GDXU1AQA4, the Galaxy Grand Neo aka Galaxy Grand Lite gets a software bump to I9060CUBS0AQA1.
Other than the latest January Android Security Patch, there is no new feature that this update brings to the two phones. But given that Samsung has taken its time to publish the update, it is important that current users of both Galaxy J2 Prime and Galaxy Grand Neo take their time to download and install the OTA files when readily available. Speaking of OTA files, not everyone will be getting the update at once. As such, don’t worry if you see the same update already installed on your friend’s device and is still missing on yours – it will eventually be there.
If you can’t wait, there is room to manually check for the updates’ availability via the phones’ Settings menu.