After the major Android security threat dubbed Stagefright was discovered, Google was forced to improve security on its smartphone operating system. Many smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, confirmed to keep up with monthly security patches that Google releases for Android. Samsung even released software updates for fixing the Stagefright bug on various Galaxy devices.
Up until now, users weren’t able to see how up-to-date their devices were in terms of security. Now, Samsung has started showing the Android security patch level information with the latest update that has hit the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ recently. You can find the Android security patch information in the About Device section in the settings menu.
We’ve explained in our previous article about the software update that hit these high-end smartphones from Samsung that the changelog mentioned about this feature. This feature is also included by default in all the devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This means that Samsung will have to release such updates every month to all its devices, but this would be a lot of work for Samsung since they release a lot of devices each year.