Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo & J2 Core starts receiving September security updates

Samsung had a busy 2019, as it added quite a few new phones to its portfolio. For instance, we had the Galaxy S10-series flagships, then we got the M-series budget-to-mid range devices, then the revamped A-series, and finally the Galaxy Note 10 series.

In between all this, Samsung also had its fair share of problems and issues with the latest Galaxy Fold devices, which is the companies first foldable smartphone costing around USD 2,000.

Now, with the launch of the Android 10 OS, like all other major OEMs, Samsung is also trying to bring the latest Android 10 experience to its compatible devices soon. Not only this, but the company is also trying to update many of its older generation smartphones with either firmware or security updates.

This is something new and refreshing from a Samsung’s user perspective as the company is not known for rolling out regular updates, let alone firmware updates. Moreover, looking at the Android security update cycle plan of Samsung, a lot of older generation smartphones are also slated to get security updates. 

Besides, Samsung has also been one of the top brands under the Android version share for top 10 manufacturers for Q3 2018-Q2 2019 category according to a report by Counterpoint Research. Almost 89% of Samsung smartphones are running the Android 9 Pie.

Progressing further, Samsung has now rolled out the latest September 2019 security updates for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo & J2 Core smartphones. The update for the J2 Core has been rolled out to various regions like BKD, India, Peru, and Colombia. And it’s expected to come to other regions soon.

Talking about the update for the Galaxy J2 Core, it carries the build number J260MUBS6ASI1 and is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo. It is an incremental security update and does not bring anything except the latest security patch for the Galaxy J2 Core.

However, the patch weighs around 758MB in size which is quite hefty for a security update. Below is the official changelog and the screenshot:


  • The security of your device has been improved.

However, if you are a power user and wish to install the update right away on your device then, below are the region-specific download links for the Galaxy J2 Core:

Download Update Package for Galaxy J2 Core

  • Device: Galaxy J2 Core
  • Codename: SM-J260M 
  • Android: 8.1

Now looking at the update received on the Galaxy J7 Duo, it carries the version number J720FDDS4BSI1 / J720FODM4BSG7 / J720FXXS4BSI1 and weighs in about 86.50MB in size.

Below is the official changelog and the screenshot shared by one of the users:

What’s new:

  • The security of your device has been improved

Feel free to let us know in the comments below, what all other features apart from the said ones, the update brings to both the devices.

Note – You can check out our Samsung Section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Samsung smartphones.

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