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Although dated, the Galaxy Note Edge is the only available Note smartphone in the market right now to sport a curved display or an Edge screen. It isn't curved on both the sides unlike the Note 7, but it does sport some of the same functionalities, the S-Pen and a gorgeous 5.6-inch 1600p Super AMOLED panel nevertheless. Therefore, we are happy that Samsung has decided to launch a maintenance update for the device, loaded with the October SMR update as well. As usual, it is only available to the unlocked versions of the smartphone in the Europe. Check out some of the key improvements which the 364MB update will bring to the Note Edge, below.

Improvements in stability, battery performance and better memory management
Multiple bug fixes and introduction of brand new features
Android's October Security Maintenance Release update from Google

Although this is good news for the owners of the Galaxy Note Edge, we feel that this one might also be the last official update that we will see from Samsung for both the Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Note 4, given that these two aged devices have now come to an end of their two year software support timeline that Samsung usually offers to its products.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

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The latest patch update has been released for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on Verizon and it addresses a severe issue that needed fixing. The two Samsung flagship handsets from 2015 had a tendency to perform automatic Factory Data Reset if they failed to recognize the fingerprint multiple times in a row. Normally, the failed attempts should lead to a screen where the preset PIN number must be inserted in order to access the phone, but a bug caused the smartphones to skip that step entirely and go straight to Factory Data Reset. As one can imagine, that could be extremely inconvenient and thankfully, this patch solves that issue successfully.

As it stands now, on failing to register his/her fingerprint as the authentic one for fifteen times in a row, the S6 or S6 Edge will prompt the user to enter the preset PIN, like it should. If however, the wrong PIN number is entered five times in a row on that screen as well, the smartphone will perform an automatic Factory Data Reset to secure all user data from the intruder. Once you download and install the update via Wi-Fi, the firmware version should change to MMB29K.G920VVRU4CPF2 for the Galaxy S6 and MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPF2 for the Galaxy S6 Edge. Feel free to check manually from Settings > About device > Software update to see if it has arrived on your phone yet.

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