Five years after their release, the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 are getting a surprise update. It has been more than two years since the two series reached the end of their life. They are therefore no longer supposed to receive security patches, let alone new versions of Android.
The Galaxy S6 series end of support dates back to 2018. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ have stopped receiving security updates after upgrading to Android 8 Oreo. The end of life of Galaxy Note 5 dates back to the same period, but smartphone users have not had the same luck when it comes to the version of Android. The Note 5 has indeed remained on Android 7 Nougat.
More than 5 years after the launch of the two smartphones and two years after the end of their support, Samsung is rolling out an update that no one expected. Deployment started in South Korea initially, but the firmware is already available in other regions, including Europe and Latin America, SamMobile tells us.
Galaxy S6 and Note 5: against all odds, Samsung offers a new security update
Not surprisingly, this is not a version update. The Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Egde and S6 Edge + also keep the version of the latest security patch released by Samsung just over two years ago. The changelog for the new update doesn’t reveal much about the changes to the system. We just know that they are linked to security.
Samsung has identified a vulnerability that affects these models whose release dates back to 2015. Its resolution probably did not require much effort from the Korean giant, which probably explains the deployment of this unexpected patch which bears the reference N920SKSS2DTJ2 for the Galaxy Note 5, G92xSKSS3ETJ1, G928SKSS3DTJ2 and G928SKSS3DTJ3 respectively for les Galaxy S6, S6 Edge et S6 Edge+.
Do you own any of these models? And if so, have you received the latest update? Do not hesitate to let us know in the comments.
Source : SamMobile