23.05.2024

Samsung suddenly released an update for older smartphones – up to 2014 models

Starting with Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Neo.

Samsung suddenly released an update for older smartphones - up to 2014 models

Andrei Pronin

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Samsung has suddenly released an update for older smartphones - up to 2014 models

Samsung has launched a distribution of updates for older smartphones of the company, which have long been -have long ceased to receive fresh firmware. The update is intended to improve the stability of GPS, but does not include any new features or the latest security patches.

Earlier this month, such an update suddenly began to arrive on the 7-year-old Galaxy J7, and now it is received by the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 and many other gadgets – only about 500 million devices worldwide.

The decision to update was made due to detected security and software threats malfunctions of cellular communication and GPS modules. There are no details on this, but the developers probably found a critical error, since they decided to refresh such old models.

If you own one of the far from new Galaxy smartphones, the manufacturer recommends checking for the update manually through the settings system.

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