Updating phone software how to
Operating system updates are device dependant, so not every Samsung phone will run the latest Android version.
You can check what version of Android you can update your device to at the page What version of Android can I upgrade my mobile to?
As first reported by ZDNet, the app "promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads." This is particularly concerning not only because, as I write this morning, the app is still available for download at Google Play but also as it undermines the message that so many of us try to get across about the importance of keeping up to date with the latest updates for your smartphones in order to stay one step ahead of those who would do you harm.
Installing firmware updates is recommended not only to ensure your device is running with all the latest features and at peak efficiency, but also for reasons of security.
Please ensure that your Mobile device has enough storage space before performing a Software Update.
As Kuprins said, doing so means that the "updates are guaranteed to come directly from the vendor," as well as being free of charge.
While the app does, indeed, enable the user to search for firmware specific to their device, Kuprins found it to be "stuffed with advertisement frameworks," and distributing Samsung firmware as part of a paid subscription scheme.