Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets software update ahead of global release

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets software update ahead of global releaseThe Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s UK release date has been shoved back to Friday this week, but already the handset has received its first software update.

As is often the case, there are two ways to look at this. Join me below as I fire up the speculatrix machine and write various - what do you call them? - words.

Firstly, I should probably detail what the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software update entails, eh? The 36MB update brings the usual “stability improvements”, while – according to SamMobile – significantly increasing battery life.

The update carries firmware number XXU1ANJ4, and should be available everywhere by the time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is released outside of Korea.

So, being Cynical Simon for a moment, it’s arguably a bit worrying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would need a software update so soon, and it gives credence to the notion of the phone being rushed out in reaction to the iPhone 6.

It also possibly explains why the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s UK release date was shoved back by a week; better to take a few extra days getting everything in order than endure negative publicity around shoddy battery life and whatnot.

On the flip side, at least Samsung is committed to addressing any issues with the Note 4, and seemingly addressing them pretty freakin’ quickly.

And heck, iOS 8 has only been around for a few weeks and already we’re up to iOS 8.0.2. Viva los updatios! Or something.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 13, 2014 at 13:59

If the update happens PRIOR to launch, it is NOT an update from a consumer's POV!
Software gets adjusted many times prior to launch. Hey, they also try various screens and speakers in R&D devices... Are those 'upgrades', too? We have really lost our sense of what's news now, eh? :p
For Samsung to point that out? LOL Desperate.

PackieBashir  Oct. 14, 2014 at 05:19

It's not happening prior to launch.

The Note 4 was released nearly 3 weeks ago in Korea and China.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:01

It's not happening prior to launch.

The Note 4 was released nearly 3 weeks ago in Korea and China.
True... And proof I shouldn't comment before thinking... At least YOU noticed :) Thx

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