Samsung has begun pushing out its latest Android update to some of its slightly older Galaxy devices. The new update destined for the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 smartphones, will also include the March security patch.However, it appears that the update is currently being issued only to users of the devices in the UK and the Netherlands. It is worth mentioning that a few months back, a lawsuit was filed against Samsung by the Dutch Consumers' Association over its update policy or lack of one. Perhaps this is part of the reason behind Samsung choosing to push oiut the update to these specific territories. However its not strange to see Samsung roll out its updates every now and then in Europe regions either. Nevertheless, it is good to see Samsung provide suecurity updates to a few of its older handsets, even though updates to Google's latest version of Android Marshmallow is yet to be seen hit the devices. According to Google's patch log, this update should tackle a critical security vulnerability that could have remote code execution enabled on an affected device's web browsing, email or MMS. Overall, the March patch will address 2 moderate issues, 8 high severity bugs and 6 that are critical. For users of the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Note 4, currently living in the UK or Netherlands regions, look out for the OTA update notifications in the coming days.
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