Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Pro 2018 receiving November security patch in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Pro 2018-1

Samsung, like most Android smartphone vendors, usually concentrates more on rolling out software updates to their high-end phones, with the entry-level handsets often left in the cold for long periods. Such is the case for the budget Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Pro 2018 (WTH, Samsung?), which has been selling locally for some time now.

Why Samsung would pick such a big name for such a small phone is still baffling, but names aside, the Galaxy Grand Prime Pro 2018, also known as Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 or simply Galaxy J2 2018 in other markets, is now receiving a new Android security patch for the month of November 2018.

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The last time the device got an update here in Kenya was one that brought August security patches. This means the latest version combines bug fixes and security enhancements from the past three months, so make sure you download it once the OTA notification shows up. Just so you know, OTA updates may take some time before all units get the download notification, so be patient.

The new update has software version J250FXXS2ARK1 but despite carrying the latest security patch in town, you still get Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Whether an update to Oreo will be released remains unknown.

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