Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 and Galaxy Note 4 get the Latest Android Security Patches

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 4

It’s not long since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J3 2017 alongside the higher-end Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017, but this doesn’t mean the South Korean tech giant has pushed aside the aging Galaxy J3 2016.

As you may know, the Galaxy J3 2016 is an entry-level model of the Galaxy J 2016 series and so far, it has been here for over a year now. Despite its status as a year-old entry-level smartphone, the tech giant has just rolled out an important update to the phone that brings the May Android security patch on board.

The released update weighs 143.13MB and carries firmware version J320FNXXU0AQE1. Even though there are no new features to expect from this update, make sure you install it for it carries the latest bug fixes and brings enhanced performance, among other hidden upgrades.

As you may know, the Galaxy J3 2016 came preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in some markets and others got a variant with the slightly newer Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. So far, this May Android security patch is based on the former OS and as at the time of this writing, it’s rolling out in Europe.  It won’t be long before other regions start receiving the same treat.

If you can’t wait, try checking for the update manually via your phone’s Settings>About phone, but do make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection and enough battery juice, at least 50%.

While the Galaxy J3 2016 is just a little over a year old, the Galaxy Note 4 has been here since 2014. Samsung has not said a thing regarding whether the phablet will receive the Nougat treat, but it’s now obvious that it hasn’t given up on the phone just yet. Just like its counterpart, the Note 4 is also receiving a new OTA update with the latest Android security patch, however, this one is dated June 1, 2017.

This is great news for owners of this phone as they can rest knowing that Samsung hasn’t completely forgotten about them. The update weighs about 343MB and carries firmware version N910FXXS1DQF3. Other than installing the latest security patch, you also get some bug fixes and performance enhancements as well. It’s an OTA update and as such, it will take time before hitting all units, but you can also try a manual update by heading to Settings>About phone.

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