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Samsung Z1 getting its second software update in a week

The Z1 is quite an important device for Samsung, as it spearheads the company’s foray into the smartphone market with its own mobile OS. Reports have suggested that the Z1 has been doing quite well in India, and it looks like Samsung is working hard on supporting its first Tizen-based smartphone, as the company has released two software updates for the device in only 10 days since it went up for sale. Both of these updates come without a proper changelog (Samsung simply mentions that updates can improve performance and fix bugs), but we have found the device to be more responsive after upgrading.

Overall, it’s great to see Samsung pushing out software updates to the Z1 in quick succession. It’s support that we wish the company would extend to its Android devices as well, but we’re not sure that will ever happen (partly because Android isn’t Samsung’s own OS, and partly because it would want to make sure consumers have as many reasons to buy its Tizen phones as possible.)

If you have the Samsung Z1, be sure to head into the Settings » About device » Software update menu and check for the updates manually, as neither showed up on our device on its own. Both updates are around 16-20MB in size, and you should see software version Z130HDDU0BOA3 after installing them.

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jayraj
jayraj

You are rascal.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

So this is why the Note 4 update is so delayed. I think i need to move to Apple. I got this phone because it’s a flagship device and I’d get faster updates then I see the S5 getting it and now this? I’m so done with Samsung

sunny1011
sunny1011

I am also feeling the same #exhausted

sunny1011
sunny1011

But, atleast the myth of getting lollipop in January is almost broken. .

amosthecoolboy
amosthecoolboy

does the Tizen is available to get ported to present android devices

sunny1011
sunny1011

Oooooo!!!!! I think that’s why they are not providing updates to my soo called FLAGSHIP NOTE 4…

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

LoL I highly doubt. They make more money on their flagship phones than they would make on the sale of 3 tizen smartphones. Lollipop is just taking all OEMs a long while to implement. Be patient. Its not samsung alone thats taking long. And it might be a little longer for samsung because they have three flagship lines if we are counting the Alpha (its priced like a flagship though it doesn’t carry the specs)