Google recently started rolling out the latest January Android Security Patch for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus and Pixel C devices and not so long after, Samsung has followed suit with a similar update of its own with respect to its major flagship models.
While the company has not provided a clear list of what it means by “major flagship models”, it is plausible to believe that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will lead the way when this list is made official. The two phones have been taking part in the Android Nougat Galaxy Beta Program that came to an end on December 30. As at the time of this writing, a number of Samsung Galaxy S7 users are reportedly receiving Android 7.0 Nougat, but reports claim that Samsung could be pushing this update to those who were in the beta program first, although nothing is confirmed about this yet.
It is also not clear whether this update will roll out together with the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the company’s major flagship handsets, but given that those who have already received the Nougat treat on their Galaxy S7 handsets have the January 2017 security update installed on their phones, it is likely. Google, though, rolled out two January Android security updates dated 1st and 5th. Apparently, there is no word on which version will be pushed out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, among other Samsung devices.
In addition to updating the security patch level to January 2017, the update will also fix up to 28 vulnerabilities and exposures, Samsung can confirm. But since the update will be coming in as an OTA, not every Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge user will receive the update at the same time. In short, some will receive it days or even a week after others, so don’t panic just in case you don’t see an OTA notification come your way.
Have you received the latest Android Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone or tablet?