With each passing month, Samsung seems to be getting better and better at rolling out monthly Android security patches. Next in line is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Even before Google made the September Android Security Patch available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X, among other Nexus devices, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were already receiving the update. If this appeared strange to you, well, you will be further surprised by the fact that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile has already made it to the new update.
According to T-Mobile, all those using Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can get the official September Android Security Patch via an OTA update. This is unusual for a carrier-based unit to receive a software update this early, but it seems Samsung is really stepping up its game as far as software updates are concerned.
The Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile will be updated with build number N920TUVS4DPH2 and it weighs just 76.10MB. According to the change log, the update improves the security of your Note 5 as well as the usual stability improvements and bug fixes associated with small software updates.
According to Samsung, the September Android Security Patch for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with nine fixes for critical issues from Google, with a total of 66 issues have been addressed by the same update. There is also a vulnerability that affects devices powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7420, a chipset that is used on the Galaxy Note 5, and it has been addressed by this month’s Security Patch.
You can check out for more details about Samsung’s Maintenance Release for this month from here. But looking at the many issues that the update addresses, it is recommended that you download and install the update immediately the OTA notification shows up. Alternatively, you still have the option of going through the Settings of your phone and check out for the availability of the software manually.
Whether Samsung will employ the same tactics when it comes to rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates or not is still unknown. Still, it would be a welcome move if that happens.
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