Update [April 13, 2017]: Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is receiving the April security patch now. Rolling out with software version J120FXXU2AQC3, the latest security patch is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and it ensures that your device stays protected from malicious bugs and programs out there.
The little Galaxy J1 at Verizon is among the good deal of budget level Samsung devices. The device is getting a security update today to version PH5, whose full build is actually J100VPPVRU4APH5. Sure, it won’t receive the Nougat update, but that Verizon and Samsung are still caring for the device is a good gesture to see.
That’s still Lollipop based OS update, as the Android build is LMY48B. All Verizon cared enough to say in the changelog is that it contains the latest Google security patches. If you own the Verizon Galaxy J1, then be sure to update it to PH5, because security matters! Head into Settings, and look for system update option.
Galaxy J1 Nougat update
There looks to be very little chances of the device rocking the Android 7.0 Nougat update in future. It’s still running coolly on Lollipop — which we think would suit its hardware the best, anyway — even when Marshmallow has been out for over 11 months now.
Galaxy J1 Marshmallow update
No, we don’t see it receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update anytime soon either. Because, it’s quite old, and a run to Lollipop is a pretty deal for it now that its successors have arrived in the market.
Globally, the device still makes do with Android 4.4.4 KitKat build, but at Verizon, it launched with Android 5.0.2, and has been updated to Android 5.1.1 even, That is great! But it looks like the end of road for the device.