June 2017 Security Update Hitting Galaxy J2 Prime, C9 Pro

Samsung Electronics on Saturday started pushing out the June Android Security Update to the unlocked variants of the Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy J2 Prime. The software package for the former ships with the firmware version C900FDDU1AQE6, while the latter is receiving the G532GDDU1AQE3 build. Being released as over-the-air (OTA) updates, both sets of security patches will likely take at least a week to be distributed to eligible handsets on a global level and it's currently unclear whether the South Korean original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is prioritizing some countries over others with its latest release. Apart from a broad range of fixes for various vulnerabilities of the Android operating system that were already detailed by Google earlier this month, the new updates for the Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy J2 Prime also eliminate some security-related issues associated with Samsung's proprietary mobile software suite running on its Galaxy-branded phones.

The exact size of the software packages that are currently being distributed to the aforementioned duo is still unclear, though consumers are always recommended to download all system updates over a stable Wi-Fi connection in order to avoid eating into their mobile data plans. Likewise, owners of the Galaxy J2 Prime and Galaxy C9 Pro are encouraged to either leave their devices to charge or make sure they have 50 percent of battery left at a minimum so that they avoid scenarios in which their smartphones are forced to shut down during the installation procedure which may brick them, i.e. render them unusable. Those who still haven't received a push notification prompting them to download the new Android Security Update can trigger a manual search for the software package by launching the Settings app, tapping the "About device" menu, and selecting the "Download software updates" on the following screen.

Samsung's Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy J2 Prime are among the first Android handsets in the world that have received security patches from Google dated June 1, 2017. The Seoul-based consumer electronics manufacturer is expected to continue updating its product portfolio with new software in the coming weeks and more details on its efforts to do so should follow shortly.

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