Samsung has begun sending out the latest Android security patch to its devices across the globe, just after Google unveiled the update about a week ago.
The latest models to make the cut are Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A5 2016. The two updates are only rolling out to models in Europe, but this doesn’t mean those in other regions will not be receiving this November Android security patch from their OEM.
Those in Germany and Australia and are using Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with model number SM-G935F can be sure of receiving the OTA notification for this update anytime from now. Alongside the usual security patch, the update also brings improvements in performance as the phone gets ready for Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Samsung has patched up to 14 vulnerabilities and exposures while Google has a huge list of its own. In short, it is important that you download and install this November Android security patch to your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. To confirm whether you have the latest update installed on your Galaxy S7 Edge, make sure your phone has software version G935FXXU1BPJG on board. The update weighs about 157MB, meaning there are no new features to look forward to.
As for those using Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 in the Netherlands, the same November Android security patch is also rolling out to this phone. Other regions are expected to start seeing the update towards the end of this week. Like the one coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the midrange Galaxy A5 2016 will also be receiving an OTA update. This carries firmware version XXU3BPK1 and given that it has no major feature to add to the phone, it is not huge in size.
If you have not received the OTA notification, there is room to check for the update manually by going to the Settings>About device and download the updates.
Have you updated your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy A5 2016 with the latest November Android security patch?