Samsung has the largest number of smartphones in the market and sometimes this overwhelms the tech giant when it comes to rolling out monthly software updates.
The result of this is that many devices end up with untimely updates, something that is set to hit the likes of Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Australia’s Optus carrier. With the Galaxy S3 and S5 only left with monthly updates, it is important that users of these phones ensure that they download these security patches.
So far, Optus says that these four phones’ March Android security patch is being tested and the OTA will start rolling out before the end of this month, which has only two weeks left before it comes to an end. Other than Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, the other three phones, including the 2015 Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, are still based on Android Marshmallow, but these two will soon be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, which has already started rolling out in Europe and India. Speaking of Nougat, the carrier can also confirm that the Nougat update to the HTC 10 has been approved as of today.
Moving away from Australia and Optus, another Sammy phone that is currently at the heart of this month’s Android security updates is the Galaxy J5 Prime. The phone was launched in September last year and as such, it is the newest on this list. In fact, the Galaxy J5 Prime is already receiving this month’s Android security patch, which carries software version G570MUBU1AQB3 and comes as an OTA.
Like any other OTA update, Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge as well as Galaxy J5 Prime users will receive the notification to download and install the security patch at different times. As for the ongoing J5 Prime update, it could take up to a week before all units receive the download notification. When Optus starts rolling out the same update to the Galaxy S3 and crew, the story will be the same, with some units taking up to a week before they can update to the new software versions.