If you own an Android smartphone, you will receive new firmware updates at irregular intervals, which updates the Android version or stuffs safety gaps.
If you are looking for a newer firmware version in the Android settings, you may see the following message:
"The latest updates are already installed"
This message can also appear if you know that for your model a new firmware update is available. So what's the reason that your Android smartphone does not yet receive this firmware update?
The reason is simply explained: There are for most Android smartphones differentiated firmware versions. There is a branding free firmware and those, which were adapted by a mobile provider. This is also called “branding” or "free" devices.
An example: The update policy of Samsung for new firmware looks at the moment so that devices with branding, for example from T-Mobile, AT&T or Verizon get a new firmware update faster than free devices. So it may be that a Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile can already install the latest Android update, a free device not yet.
Instead, the message "The latest updates are already installed” appears. We hope we have given you a glue about the message "The latest updates are already installed", although an update is already available for some smartphones.