Even though we already into August, Samsung has begun rolling out July Android security patches for the Galaxy S3 Neo as well as the two editions of the Galaxy J5 – 2015 and 2016.
This comes as good news for owners of these devices, especially the slightly older Galaxy S3 Neo, which was released back in 2014 as a revised version of the Galaxy S3. The story is the same for those still stuck on last year’s Samsung Galaxy J5 as well as the revised Galaxy J5 2016.
Since the update will be rolling out as an OTA, it will definitely not reach all Galaxy J5 and Galaxy S3 Neo handsets at once. However, users can keep on checking their phones for an OTA notification asking them to download and install the latest Android security patch on their phones.
Apparently, the weight of the update is about 90MB, which shouldn’t worry you as far as data or Wi-Fi connections are concerned. But if the former is quite a problem, you can still stick with using Wi-Fi when it comes to installing the update. Unlike the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that have been updated with an Android security patch that is dated July 5, the two Galaxy J5 handsets as well as the Galaxy S3 Neo will only be updated with the July 1 security patch.
As expected, there is really nothing new that is coming from this update. Instead, all you get is the entire list of Google-based patches that were pushed to the OS recently, alongside some optimizations made by Samsung. One thing to keep in mind is that only unlocked variants of the Galaxy S3 Neo as well as Galaxy J5 2015/2016 units have already begun receiving this patch. Furthermore, the update has only been seen in some parts of Europe, but it is expected that other regions will also be joining the bandwagon.
If you have not yet seen the OTA notification on your Galaxy J5 or Galaxy S3 Neo handset, there is room to check for its availability manually. This needs you to go to the phone’s Settings>About device>Software update>Update now.