Released in September 2016, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is the latest variant of the Galaxy J series and as such, it is also the first to receive the latest Android security patch from Google.
The search engine giant started rolling out February’s Android security patch early this week and as at the time of this writing, this update is already rolling out to the likes of Google Pixel, Google Nexus 6P, and Google Nexus Player, among other Google devices. Now that the tech giant has already made the patch available, it is now time for the rest of the Android community to do the same for its eligible devices and Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is just one of them.
After Monday’s release of this Android security patch by Google, Samsung went ahead to detail the same security patch for its devices the following day. As at the time of this writing, those in India have confirmed that the Galaxy J7 Prime is currently receiving this update. It comes with software version G610FDDU1AQA2 and since it is meant to be a security patch, don’t expect any new features or significant changes from the way things were before the update.
Since it is an OTA, not all Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime handsets are receiving the update right now. However, it won’t be long before the same starts happening across the globe. If you haven’t received the OTA notification, be patient – it will come your way sooner than later. On the contrary, there is room to manually check for its availability by heading to the Settings>About phone page and from here, you should be able to confirm if the update is ready to download and install on your J7 Prime.
While many users of the Galaxy J7 Prime are expecting to see Android 7.0 Nougat update come their way, the latest update will only bump the security patch level to the month of February. As for Nougat, the wait is still on, probably until Q2 2017 or even later. Stay tuned and we’ll let you know when this happens!