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Samsung Galaxy S5 Units Are Reportedly Receiving November Security Update

By Monica U Santos , Dec 07, 2016 06:52 AM EST
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Google may have released the December security update for its Pixel and Nexus devices. Together with this, Google also released the alongside the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat version. According to reports, Samsung is also updating its older smartphones, specifically the Galaxy S5, knowing it is from two years ago. The November includes the security fixes.

Samsung Galaxy S5 November Security Updates

According to GSM Arena, Samsung is busy rolling out the November security patches to the Galaxy S5 units that were sold unlocked in Europe. Up until this moment, the update has been spotted in Germany, the Netherlands as well as Poland. However, it is clear that the update is going to make its way to handsets purchased from other European countries in the next days.

For those users of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that needs a refresher, this update is for them. As reported by Sam Mobile, the November security release bundles dozens of patches for Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) in the Android Operating System (OS), as well as fixes for a total of 14 specific bugs present in the firm’s budget-friendly, flagship and former-flagship mobile devices.

Samsung Galaxy S5 To Update Android Nougat

With Samsung Galaxy S5 already over two years old, it is unlikely that Android 7.0 Nougat will be making its way to this handset, according to Nashville Chatter. As such, owners of this phone can only expect to see more of the same updates coming in each and every month for this phone, but this may not last long as both companies are shifting their attentions to newer devices and operating systems.

As usual, this might take a few days, as the rollout is going out in stages. If you're impatient you can always manually check for the update by choosing the appropriate option in Settings > About device > Software update.

 

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