Even though March’s Android security patch is already rolling out to Google Nexus and Pixel devices, many non-Google devices are still receiving last month’s security patch.
Samsung has the largest number of devices in the market and as a result, the company has always had a hard time when it comes to pushing software updates to these devices. However, things have slowly been changing recently, with the South Korean tech company regularly featuring among the first OEMs to push out software updates to its devices.
We’ve seen the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series receive the update that brought February’s Android security patch. With the flagships done, the tech giant has now turned its attention to other eligible devices in its ranks, including the 2014 Galaxy Note Edge as well as the low-end and midrange Galaxy J and Galaxy A series.
Those using Samsung Galaxy A3 2015 are receiving a software update that carries build number A300YZUJS1BQB3 while the Galaxy A3 2017 has been updated to version A320YDXU1AQB1. On the other hand, the Galaxy A5 2017 has been updated to software version A520FXXU1AQB2.
The 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has not been left behind either, with the device receiving software version N915GXXS1DQB2. As far as Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is concerned, you can expect to receive software version J710MNUBU2AQB2. As usual with monthly security updates, you can also expect a bunch of bug fixes and performance enhancements to accompany the security patch.
Even though there are no new features, it is recommended that you don’t skip this update. As you can see, it has everything do to with the general security of your phone and what is contained on the phone, so make sure you grab this one. Since they are coming in over the air, some users will receive the notification ahead of others, but eventually, everyone will have the update installed, probably after a week.
Before you install the update on your Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, J7 or Note Edge, make sure the battery power is at least 50%. It is also a good idea to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi so as not to use cellular data when downloading the updates.