Samsung has been extra fast with rolling out the latest monthly security updates from Google in the recent past, with the likes of Galaxy S7 leading the way in receiving this month’s updates.
While the Galaxy S7 units that have been updated with the September Android Security Patch are the unlocked variants, it is now time for those using the same handset on Canadian carriers to get the same update. According to the latest news, those using Samsung Galaxy S7 on Telus, Bell, Rogers as well as Koodo can from now henceforth start downloading the latest software update from their carriers.
This comes weeks after the first update was pushed to the unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7, however, there is nothing to do with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update. This news comes after it had emerged that Samsung could be planning to release the latest Nougat OS on the Galaxy S7 earlier than usual, something that should have happened for the Galaxy Note 7 instead. But due to the issues surrounding the latter handset, it means the S7 could turn out being the beneficiary.
The updated Samsung Galaxy S7 still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but there is no doubt that this update is meant to get the handset ready for major updates to come in the not-so-distant future. Dated September 1, the update carries build number MMB29K.G930W8VLU2API1 and comes in to address a number of issues on the S7. The most notable problem that the update takes care of is a critical security hole that could allow malicious users to execute remote codes on target devices via a number of ways that include emails, MMS as well as web browsing, among others.
Google provided users of Android devices with three levels of updates this month and the assumption is that all of them have been included in the new Samsung Galaxy S7 update. Keep in mind that this update is currently rolling out to Canadian devices that are locked to Telus, Bell, and Rogers. Still, you can always check for its availability through the settings just in case the OTA notification hasn’t shown up on your phone.