Seemingly, Samsung is doing all it can to consistently release its promised monthly Android security patches to its series of smartphones. The company has revealed that it is rolling out the January updates to its “major flagship models”.

These statements unfortunately, are vague, meaning we can't be sure which exact handsets are set to receive the update. We can only hope that the present generation and even 2014's list of flagship handsets are among the those that will see the update. If you are keen enough to go through Samsung's primary site you'll discover that the devices they are most likely talking about include the Galaxy S5, the Note 4, Note 5, Note edge, the Galaxy S6 and its edge variants, as well as the Galaxy Tab S2 and the Galaxy Tab S tablets. However, it was also stated that the list of models may vary according to the carriers and regions.

So far we already know that Google's January security update brought a couple of patches for both critical and minor issues that were previously present. Along with this, Samsung has also featured some of its very own fixes, with even a number of fixes specifically for the Galaxy S6. The company has however not released the full details related to all of its fixes, this is perhaps to avoid them being exploited prior to the roll out of the Samsung updates to customers.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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