tech2 News StaffFeb 03, 2017 13:23:35 IST
Samsung has started rolling out a new update for Galaxy Note 5 owners in India which includes the January security patch as well as some important bug-fixes. The more prominent change however, is the inclusion of the Samsung Pay app. This means that the India launch of Samsung's mobile payments service is getting closer and considering previous leaks, this was expected.
The new update with firmware version N920GUBU3BQA3 has a size about 320MB. In case you haven't got a notification about the update, you can go to settings and check for the system update manually. If that doesn't work either, then you should be probably wait as the update roll-out could take a couple days to reach you.
Back in December we heard that Samsung was planning to bring its mobile payment service to India in early 2017. The company had recently launched the service in Malaysia (beta) and had teased the Samsung Pay launch for India with the new Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung’s digital payment system supports contactless payments using near-field communications (NFC) as well as an electromagnetic transmission system that allows contactless payments to be used on payment terminals that only support magnetic stripe cards.
It will be an important launch for the company especially at a time when India is transitioning to become a cashless economy following the government's decision to demonetise old currency. Other mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Android Pay are still nowhere to be seen.
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