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Er, surprise? Galaxy A5 (2016) is first to get December security patch

For the third time in a row, one of Samsung’s A series phones has become the first to receive an update with the latest security patch. The Galaxy A5 (2016) is receiving the update in the Netherlands, and it’s just not security fixes it brings. The update also improves charging stability and the phone’s performance, but it’s unclear if it fixes a Wi-Fi connection issue that has plagued the device since the October update (according to Galaxy Club).

The December security patch, as detailed earlier today, brings fixes for plenty of Android vulnerabilities and ten specific to Samsung devices. The firmware version after the update will be A510FXXU4CQL1, and the over-the-air download is 200 MB in size. We can see the 2017 variant of the A5, and also the A7 (2016) and A7 (2017), getting the update in the coming days, before the December patch makes its way to flagships like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 and other devices in the company’s galaxy.

Check to see if the update is available for you

To see if the update is available on your phone, tap the Download updates manually option in the Software update menu in the phone’s settings. If you’re not in a rush, you can wait for the update to show up on its own. Seeing the update in another country or another device? Leave a comment to let us know!

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DpakHK
DpakHK

And my big boi Galaxy A9 Pro has not received any kind of update since Nougat 7.0 was released for it :/

tswfootball
tswfootball

You shouldn’t complain that lower end devices get updates first.
You should complain why there is a huge gap between the devices to get updates.

I don’t mind that the A5 got it first, it’s good it means samsung isn’t disregarding older devices.
So please stop complaining that they got the update first

fcaroll
fcaroll

SAME HARDWARE AS S5 NEO (except for camera and heart rate sensor) AND S5 NEO DID NEARLY NOT GOT ANY SUPPORT AND IT IS LISTED IN THE F***ING S SERIES. I may sound just a bit redundant but that’s it Samsung…

saddict_raaz
saddict_raaz

My s8 is still running with oct patch and a5 2016 is receiving dec patch what the hell is this

locarno
locarno

Today I get November secuirty patch for A5 2016 XEO. From August to November. Two month without update.

kylebell192
kylebell192

Can you find out about J5 2017? i hate buying lower budget phones cos they are always last to receive updates!!

got an unlocked version currently on august security patch, what a joke samsung is! all phones should be treated the same weather or not they are new or old, cheap or expensive! i can see myself moving to a sony smartphone soon unless samsung changes they’re software update policy!!