Two Samsung devices are now getting the latest(for the time-being let it be so) security patch. And, they’re Galaxy Tab Active 2 and 2016 iteration of Galaxy J5. The OTA update for the former carries the version no. T395JXU2ARD1. While the J5 (2016) update is of J510FNXXU2BRD4 as the baseband version.
It’s the new month of May and you ought to be wondering why we describe the April SMR as latest. It’s so because Google and neither Samsung haven’t updated their respective security bulletins detailing the May SMR. Hence, the April patch is still latest for us. Well, not for too long as Google will surely update its bulletin as early as possible, and that can happen even today.
Galaxy Tab Active 2 Latest Update
The rugged Samsung Tab is receiving the April patch in Israel. The OTA update is taking a round gradually, hence it’d take a while to reach the update on every units. Basic details regarding the update is provided below.
|Model name||Galaxy Tab Active2|
|Build date||Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:03:26 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2018-04-01|
Obviously, an April patch won’t be necessarily making the Galaxy Tab Active 2 users happy. Since, they’re expecting a major update in the form of Android Oreo 8.0. Unfortunately it’s something that this update doesn’t board and leaves the device to Android 7.1.1 itself. Nevertheless, let’s see whether the device is destined to taste the Oreo anytime soon or not.
Galaxy J5 (2016) Update
This Samsung budget device is in good book of Security Researchers – Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell from Security Research Labs, who’d recently conducted a study regarding the “patch-gap” introduced in Android devices. Well, let’s Keep that aside and dwell right into the update.
The Galaxy J5 (2016) update arrives in at around 260MB in size and is hitting Indian Galaxy J5 with model no. SM-J510FN. As earlier mentioned, the update brings April security patch and do squashes some bugs. Unfortunately, no new features are being added, but Samsung has updated some system apps.
In case if you haven’t updated to latest version yet. The time has arrived to hit the Software update section to be rest assured that you’re safe from latest vulnerabilities and exposures that affect your device.