Samsung phones on U.S. Cellular services are receiving a new update.
Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy S5 are all part of the rollout.
The update however is not going to bring in a new Android version, Nougat 7.0 but is a security patch update for existing version of the operating system. Samsung is focusing on making all their devices stable and secure before upgrading their flagship model to the latest Android OS. They have delayed the rollout a bit because the December security patch was supposed to be released last week.
The latest update includes a bunch of security fixes and some minor bug fixing. All major smartphone manufacturers release such updates every month. They are later adopted and rolled out to specific telephone carriers like AT&T, Verizon among other carriers. It ensures that your smartphones are secured against a new lease of malware and virus that emerge from time to time.
All updates are for Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1. The Samsung Galaxy S7 update version is G930R4TYS4APL1. The version number for Galaxy S7 Edge is G935R4TYU4APL1. Galaxy S6 version is G920R4TYS4CPL1 and S6 Edge is G925R4TYS4CPL1.
The version of Samsung Galaxy S5 is confirmed to be G900R4VXS2CPL1. The Galaxy Note Edge receives version N915R4TYS1CPL1. The last in the list is Galaxy Grand Prime which will be upgraded to Android version G530R4TYU1APL1 when this new update is installed on your phone. They are also tweaked to improve overall performance and responsiveness of your respective models.
Samsung was supposed to have launched the Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models a month ago. The Android Soul confirmed that they are testing the operating system internally to remove any bugs and ensure a seamless experience when it reaches their users.