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Samsung’s Android Go phone getting its first security update


Last updated: October 23rd, 2018 at 16:05 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone went on sale in August this year. Sales kicked off in India before expanding to markets like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia. While the phone didn’t hit retail in every country at the same time, all of them had one thing in common: The Galaxy J2 Core launched running the July 2018 security patch in all markets. Samsung is finally updating that to the October 2018 security patch.

First Galaxy J2 Core security update is right on schedule

The October patch comes right on time, as Samsung has the Galaxy J2 Core set for quarterly security updates. That’s standard fare for most mid-range and budget phones the company launches in Asian markets. The J2 Core’s update is currently available in India and brings nothing other than the new security patch. It’s a 170 MB download, which is strangely high and unlikely to sit well with the target audience for the Galaxy J2 Core. Perhaps that’s why security updates are going to come out quarterly, though.

If you have the Galaxy J2 Core in India, the update can be downloaded from the System » Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app. The full firmware for the new software (J260GDDU2ARJ1) can be downloaded from our database if you wish to update manually.

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