Samsung was recently sued in the Netherlands for delaying Android software updates to its devices over the past two years. This seems to have had a huge impact on the company with respect to rolling out software updates.
In what looks quite surprising, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users can proudly proceed with downloading and installing this month’s Android security updates to this 2014 phablet. It gets even more interesting with this update as the South Korean company just recently availed last month’s Android security patches to the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 security updates currently available in India
According to the latest reports coming from India, the model number of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 receiving the May Android security update is SM-N910G. The update is actually dated May 1, 2016, even though the official build date of the update is dated April 22. This update will take the Galaxy Note 4’s build number to GDTU1DPD4.
Unlike the larger Android OS update, the May security patches will require a storage space of about 380MB, which is actually the size of the patch.
As mentioned earlier, users of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in India received April’s Android security patches a few days ago. This update came with build number GDTS1DPD2 and it weighed 20MB less than the latest update. The new update makes the Galaxy Note 4 the first of Samsung’s devices to receive this update for the month of May, which is a huge welcome.
Of course, the Galaxy Note 4 already received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. So, don’t expect to see anything new apart from mere security patches. According to the update’s official change log, Note 4 users will be treated to improvements in stability as well as fixes to bugs and errors experienced following the previous updates in addition to the usual improvements in performance. Other than these, there is really nothing much that can be said of the update.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled in 2014 as the phablet option to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5. Back then, the phone was powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The following year, it was updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and just a few weeks ago, the phone moved to Android Marshmallow. Although it is still a very capable smartphone, the Note 4 has already been succeeded by Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and soon, a Galaxy Note 6 will be here – a device that is believed to be a major update as far as the Galaxy Note series is concerned.
Will you be switching to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 6 once it is unveiled later this year?