The 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.