Right at the death of February, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has finally started receiving the latest Android security patch for this month.
This is good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users out there, especially since the same patch had already been rolled out to non-flagship devices ahead of the Note 5, although most of the devices in question were released after this phablet. Nonetheless, the SM-N920G variant is now receiving the latest February Android security patch over the air, but only a few regions have been considered so far.
If you own a Galaxy Note 5 and live in any of India, Panama, Uruguay, Brazil or Argentina, the latest security patch for this month should be hitting your device as at the time of this writing. Since this is just a routine monthly update, it doesn’t weigh much, coming in at under 40MB. As a result, there won’t be any major features on board, but you can expect lots of bug fixes as well as general performance improvements. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 software carries version number N920GDDU3BQA4/N920GODD3BQA1/N920GUBU3BQB2.
Those using Samsung Galaxy S5 can also speak the same language as the Galaxy Note 5 owners, but the update for this 2014 model is currently rolling out to Verizon users. The update brings software version G900VVRS2DQB2 and like the Note 5, this update should simply bump the Android security level to the latest month of February, but don’t expect any major changes or introductions in form of new features.
Both Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S5 are quite old phones, but the former is still the latest model in the Galaxy Note family thanks to the death of the Note 7. Given that the Note 5 was launched in 2015, Samsung is expected to avail the update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming days or weeks. But as for the 2014 Galaxy S5, the update to Android Marshmallow was the last major software upgrade the device will ever receive over the air.
Since the update is coming as an OTA to both phones, not all units will receive the notification at once. However, you can check for the availability of the download files by heading to your phone’s Settings>About device>Software updates. But before doing this, ensure your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S5’s battery is at least 50% charged and that you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, unless you are okay with using cellular data when downloading the OTA files.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has also joined the party, with those on Verizon Wireless now able to download and install the latest February Android security patch right away. The update carries software version G915VVRS2CQB2 and other than the monthly security patch, you should also receive a few bug fixes and performance improvements on top of it, but there’s no promise of new features. Like the Galaxy S5, don’t expect to receive Android 7.0 Nougat on this 2014 Galaxy Note Edge handset.