Samsung already started rolling out the latest Android security patch for the month of February to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but this hasn’t happened in all markets across the globe.
It might have happened in the U.S. already, but it is only now that those in India can get their hands on this new update. Since the device has already received the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS, the rolling out security update is based on this OS.
Since it is just another of the monthly security updates that Google rolls out from time to time, the usual fixes to bugs and other vulnerabilities affecting the OS are included. Samsung also says that it has fixed seven vulnerabilities that were affecting Samsung devices. Be warned that this new version is currently available for those using the standard Galaxy S7 only, but the S7 Edge version should also come in sooner than later.
If the update hasn’t hit your device just yet, you can head to Settings>About phone>System updates and while in there, check for the updates’ availability. In case it’s not there, keep checking regularly or simply sit and wait for the OTA notification to arrive. It carries software version G930FXXU1DQBO and weighs 97.67MB.
Apart from India and Samsung Galaxy S7, those using the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Europe can also have something to smile about, Sam Mobile can confirm. This same update is also rolling out to this device, but this one carries software version N910FXXS1DQB4 and weighs a massive 382MB, which is pretty huge for a mere monthly security update. However, don’t get your hopes too high as far as Android 7.0 Nougat is concerned – there won’t be an update for this device as it is past two years old. As a result, this update is based on Android Marshmallow. Still, you can expect a bunch of optimizations as well as performance tweaks to accompany the February Android security patch.
Like Samsung Galaxy S7 users in India, those in Europe and own a Galaxy Note 4 can manually check for this update via the device’s Settings. But there’s no need for this if the OTA notification has reached the device already.