The older a device is, the less it is expected to receive timely security updates as OEMs would have to focus more on catering to users of newer models in the lineup. Thus it’s nice to see that Samsung has kept some of its older flagships up-to-date with security patches.
We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S6/Edge, which have just been pushed up to the February security patch alongside the Galaxy S7. Heck, even the mid-range Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy Tab 3 (2013) made the cut for the latest monthly update.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Galaxy S5 or the recent Galaxy Note devices which are still stuck in January’s firmware. But seeing that there’s still half the month left to burn, there’s no reason to believe that they wouldn’t receive the update before March.
If you’re wondering why your device hasn’t moved on from January’s update, the catch is that February’s firmware is presently rolling out to the aforementioned devices in Europe. Perhaps (unlocked) users in the US would see the update arrive soon enough.
What security patch month are you on for your Galaxy S4 or S6? Are carriers being slow as usual in sending out the latest updates?