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Android 7.0 Nougat update now arriving on the Galaxy J5 Prime in India

Samsung has at last started rolling out the Android 7.0 update for the Galaxy J5 Prime in India. In line with the release that reached the Galaxy On Nxt last month, this upgrade includes all of the features baked into Nougat, in addition to the firm’s Dual Messenger feature, which clones messaging applications—WhatsApp, for example—in a sandboxed environment, letting you …

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Galaxy S8+ update brings October security patch, stability improvements

The Galaxy S8+ is now getting an update that brings the October security patch, following devices like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy A5 (2016 and 2017). Once again, the latest security patch update seems to have hit the Netherlands first, but it shouldn’t be long before it makes its way to other regions. The update is available over the air …

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SamMobile Firmware Update Magazine: October 16, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Firmware Magazine. You can think of it as your go-to resource to find out which of your Samsung devices has received a new update or if it’s going to receive a new firmware update in the near future. To keep things interesting, we present the Firmware Magazine in new designs every week. It …

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Galaxy S5 September security patch missing from latest update

Samsung has released a new update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in the Netherlands. The update, which has a file size of 69MB, has been rolled out through OTA. Most consumers might think that it includes the latest Android security patch, but it doesn’t. Galaxy S5 September 2017 security patch missing The latest Galaxy S5 update has firmware version G900FXXS1CQI4, contains usual …

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Samsung rolls out security patches to fix BlueBorne vulnerability

We recently reported that software updates released this month for several Samsung smartphones lacked the September 2017 Android security patch. The Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S6 duo, Galaxy S5, and the Galaxy A5 (2016) received updates this month sans the September security patch. Yesterday, the Galaxy S7 received a new software update, and we found out that it contains the …

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Latest Galaxy S8 update reaches India, brings fix for BlueBorne exploit

Samsung has been pushing out an update to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in various countries in recent days to fix the recently discovered BlueBorne vulnerability, and the same update is now available for Indian users. At around 476 MB, this update is as big as the ones that have come before for Samsung’s 2017 flagships, partly because these updates …

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