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Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo and Galaxy J2 Prime get updated

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo and J2 Prime get the January 2017 Android security patch
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
The factory unlocked variants of these two entry-level Android handsets have just begun to receive the security patch that takes care of 67 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Galaxy J2 Prime and Galaxy Grand Neo (also known as Galaxy Grand Lite) are two low-end Samsung smartphones, and the last one of them has been around for more than three years already, so it is great to see it still receiving software updates. Although it will never get Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung continues to provide  the latest security patches even after all these years.

The Galaxy J2 Prime currently runs Android Marshmallow, and the new software version is G532GDXU1AQA4. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo/Galaxy Grand Lite only runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, unfortunately, but gets the January 2017 security patch for it, the new software version being I9060CUBS0AQA1. 

The January patch has been released for quite a few other handsets so far. It handles a total of no less than 67 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) but also addresses 28 issues that were spotted in Samsung's own apps.

The update rolls out via OTA in stages, so those who did not receive the notification yet can go to Settings > About Device > Software Update to perform a manual check.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-30 (Update: 2017-01-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.