We were just praising HMD Global the other day for being one of the few companies that have consistently updated their phones, even budget ones. Well, it seems like other OEMs have started learning a thing or two.
This may seem quite odd that the month has brought in an early fortune to owners of a Samsung smartphone that was released way back in 2017. Yes, you read that right, Samsung, a company that was notorious for neglecting its devices when it comes to software updates has updated one of its more budget-friendly smartphones, which launched with Android Nougat to Android Pie.
Being one of the most popular mid-range smartphones in Kenya since its launch, the device’s users won’t have to acquire new devices in order to enjoy the system’s benefits. The update has already started rolling out in Russia, bringing May’s security patch alongside Samsung’s new user interface, One UI.
We’re not sure when the update will be hitting the Kenyan side but it should not be a long while before we see it, users will have to check the software update of their devices to verify if the update is ready for download.
Those who cannot wait and want to explore before anyone gets to can, however, download the firmware and jam it into the device. This will come just after the Galaxy J4+ and J6+ received their Android Pie updates a couple of weeks ago.
If this is the direction that Samsung will be taking moving forward – especially with the new A-series and M-Series, then it gives us more confidence in spending money on non-flagship Samsung phones.