Unexpectedly: Samsung has released an update for the 2015 flagships

Samsung has unexpectedly released an update for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series smartphones.

What does it mean

Recall that these two lines are the flagships of the distant2015 year. Over the course of two years, as expected, they received the latest versions of the Android operating system, as well as numerous security fixes throughout their lives. Their support officially ended more than two years ago.

But now the oldies started getting the update: firmware version N920SKSS2DTJ2 for Galaxy Note 5 and G92xSKSS3ETJ1 and G928SKSS3DTJ3 for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge +. The deployment started in South Korea and now in other regions, including Europe.

The changelog is sparse, so it is not yet clear why this update is needed at all. Perhaps Samsung discovered a vulnerability, which needed an update to fix.

By the way, the updated Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are still running Android 7.0 Nougat and retain the September 2018 security patch.

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