Monthly security updates are an essential part of every Android user, something that Samsung has taken very seriously in the recent past.
A couple of years ago, the Korean company was ranked among the best when it comes to rolling out software updates. However, things have taken a different direction lately, with the company leading the way for non-Google OEMs, especially when it comes to monthly security updates.
Even before Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ had hit the market, the tech giant had already released the latest security update for the month of April. Before this, the same had happened to T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. According to the latest reports, Europe’s Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has now joined the party by receiving this month’s security patch.
At the moment, only those in Europe are receiving this new firmware on their Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 handsets. Apparently, the update is a crucial one, especially since it carriers up to 49 fixes for vulnerabilities that had been discovered in the Android OS, alongside a fix for 16 vulnerabilities from Samsung’s own team.
The update carries software version J710FXXS3AQD1 and since it’s just a regular monthly update, we don’t expect it to be huge in size. Note that this is not the first time we are seeing a Galaxy J7 2016 receive an update that brings the latest Android security patch for the month of April. Not so long ago, the Indian variant of the same phone was also updated to this new firmware. But as usual with OTA updates, some J7 2016 units are yet to be updated to the new version.
It might also take some time for all users of the Galaxy J7 2016 in Europe to receive the update. Rather than wait, you may check for the availability of the files manually by going to Settings>About phone>System update. To be safe, ensure that you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi and your phone has at least 50% battery power.