Even though it’s just a few weeks – or days for that matter – before a new Android security update starts rolling out to the Google Pixel and Nexus devices, Samsung doesn’t want to be left behind.
The South Korean company has already updated the Galaxy S8, S8+ and last year’s Galaxy S7 pair to the latest Android security patch for the month of July. With just a few days left before the month is over, the 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has joined the party. However, this is not the only device that is receiving this treat, with the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge also receiving the same update that brings its security patch level to the month of July.
Those who own a Samsung Galaxy A5 2016, as well as the phone’s successor that was released earlier this year, can also rejoice in the fact that the pair is also receiving an update to the new Android security patch.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ users, the update is arriving carrying software version G928GUBS3CQG1 and for the Galaxy Note Edge, the software update has version number N9150ZCS1CQG1, an indicator that this is meant for the Chinese variant of the phone.
As for the Galaxy A5 2016, you can look out for an update that carries software version A510FXXU4CQG1 whereas those using the newer Galaxy A5 2017 will receive an update with version A520FXXU2AQG6.
These are just security updates and as such, don’t expect lots of changes that are usually associated with major Android OS updates. They will be coming in over the air and as such, it might take time before all units of the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note Edge, A5 2016 and A5 2017 get the OTA notification. You have the option to wait for the notification or try a manual update via Settings, but do make sure you have at least 50% battery juice and a stable Wi-Fi connection.
Meanwhile, those using Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 can also look forward to receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming days following the phone’s certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the date is still unclear at the moment.