According to online reports, the well-known US carrier T-Mobile has started rolling out a security patch for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in the Galaxy series.
The smartphones that will receive this patch are the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. With the update for each device sized at about 60 MB, it is worth noting that these gadgets are fairly old releases by the manufacturer. While the Note 5 update has a version number N920TUVS4DQA2, the build number for the S6 Edge+ is called G928TUVS4DQA1. These updates are made available for Android 6.0.1 and result in the installation of the most recent security patch from Android to protect the smartphones from vulnerable threats. Ironically, the other key US carrier Verizon rolled out an equivalent security update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 supporting its service just around the same time.
There are also some other reports doing the round that the Note 4 and the Note Edge in the Samsung Galaxy series are next in the pipeline to receive the January security patch update. A website also mentions these build numbers to be N910TUBU2DQA1 and N915TUBU2DQA1 respectively. However, the authenticity of these reports is yet to be ascertained, as T-Mobile has not mentioned any such information on any of its pages on its website.
Fans are waiting for Samsung to start offering the official and latest version of Android Nougat 7.0 for its devices released in 2015 for quite some time now. Even as this expectation continues, one thing that is known for certain is the Note 5 and the S6 family comprising the S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ in the Galaxy S6 series bought through T-Mobile will definitely receive the Nougat update soon after this.
It is worth bearing in mind that both the security patch update and the Nougat update will be available over the air and are highly recommended for installation. Therefore, to avoid any interruption due to the installation process, it is advisable that users have a strong Wi-Fi connection with excellent signal strength and fully charged devices before the update installation starts taking place.