Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge Getting the Latest Android Security Update

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Samsung has begun rolling out the latest Android Security Patch for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, two phones that were released in 2014.

As for now, it is unclear whether Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge will be on the list of those getting the new Android Nougat, but for now, the update brings a Marshmallow-based update that carries the latest security update for the devices.

While the incoming Android Security update might be new for those on the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, keep in mind that this is for the month of September. In case you didn’t know, Google has already availed the latest October Android Security update for the Nexus line of devices, which is based on the newest Android Nougat OS. However, it is only now that these two aging flagships are receiving last month’s security patch – an update the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge received weeks ago.

Samsung has already detailed out everything that will be part of the October Android Security update, but there is still no room for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The story is the same for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, with the only non-Google device to have seen the update being the BlackBerry Priv.

If you have been envious of the Samsung Cloud feature that made its debut with the Galaxy Note 7 and arrived as an update on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via the same September Android Security update, this is what you will also be getting on your Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge once you have installed the new version.

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This cloud storage comes with 15GB of free memory, the same amount that Google offers on its free Drive account. With this move, the tech giant is aiming to reduce the number of Google services that users of Samsung devices rely on. Once you update your Galaxy Note 4, you will be able to back up and restore content in your Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Call logs, apps, messages, settings and much other stuff.

If you don’t see a Samsung Galaxy Cloud option after updating your Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge, look out for Personal Data Management or Samsung Backup and Restore. This name changes depending on the device you are using.

According to SMR package, there are also nine fixes to critical vulnerabilities and for now, it is only available for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Noe Edge handsets in Europe. Still, it should be making its way to other parts of the world in the coming days. Alternatively, you can check for it manually through Settings>About device>Software update>Update now.

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