One week after the first Google devices started receiving the latest security patch for the month of December, the first Samsung device, the Galaxy C7, is now getting a similar treat.
If you have been using Samsung Galaxy phones for years now, you should know how terrible the tech giant has been when it comes to rolling out software updates, including small-sized updates like monthly security patches. However, things have drastically changed over the recent past, but unlike most OEMs that elect to update flagship phones ahead of others, Samsung seems to be adopting a different strategy.
It’s not the first time the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are falling behind when it comes to receiving monthly software updates. It’s happened before and apparently, it’s also happening with respect to December’s Android security patch. After Google released the update last week, Samsung was quick to push it to the Galaxy A5 2016, something that did not take us by surprise. Now, the company is now rolling out a similar treat to the Samsung Galaxy C7 handset, but like the A5 2016, this one is region-specific.
If you are in China, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy C7 is now getting a new security update for the month of December. While there’s no word on when other regions will receive the same update, the fact that the Galaxy C7 is known to be a China-specific handset means that other devices should also be able to receive the patch sooner than later.
There are numerous bugs the security patch fixes and among them are ten exploits found in Samsung’s software. Similar to the Galaxy A5 2016, the update is coming in to the Samsung Galaxy C7 as an OTA, which means it will take time before everyone gets it. Still, you can try a manual update via Settings>Software update.