It’s now more than two weeks since Google rolled out May’s Android Security updates, however, it is only now that this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are being updated with this security patch.
Earlier this month, we reported that some units of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 were already receiving this month’s security updates. This was kind of a surprise as many expected the update to hit the latest models first before reaching out to other models.
Well, the day is finally here and those using either Samsung Galaxy S7 or the dual-curved edge Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on AT&T can now rejoice in the fact that this month’s security patch is now available for download. Despite the fact that some users have already seen this update, the American carrier has not mentioned a thing regarding the changes brought in by the update.
Still, we managed to get some information that will probably be of help to you before moving on with the download. Apparently, the May Android Security Bulletin for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge weighs about 40MB. Just in case you want to know if your device’s update is ready, you can manually check via the phone’s Settings>About device>Software update.
As mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are still very new. The two were released this past March and despite the fact that they are the best ever smartphones to come from the company so far, they are not perfect. The idea behind coming in with monthly updates is to take care of potential security holes as well as solve any nagging problem. Even though AT&T has not listed the details of the changelog, we expect that this update will also help take care of the minor issues those using these two devices have been experiencing. For instance, some users have reported issues related to wireless connections including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, unresponsive buttons, an oversensitive touch screen that sometimes leads to apps closing or opening accidentally, volume control problems.
While it is not possible to solve all of these issues with on update, Samsung will hopefully be working hand in hand with these carriers to ensure that the devices’ functionality is near-perfect, if not perfect. T-Mobile, for example, recently availed an update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that took care of some issues including volume control as well as activating the initially dormant FM radio.