Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have started receiving the latest Android security patch for unlocked variants, just a day after the same treat headed the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge way.
It was strange for Samsung to roll out the latest February Android security patch to both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ahead of the newer Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But the moment this happened, there was no doubt that the latter will also join the party sooner than later. Well, if you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you can now download and install the latest security patch on your device.
The update is rolling out to unlocked devices first and as usual with OTA updates, not all devices will receive the notification at once. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet, it is somewhere along the way. You can still check for it manually by heading to the Settings > About device> System updates, where you should be able to download the install the update, just in case it’s ready for your device.
The updated Samsung Galaxy S7 will get software version G930FXXU1DQB7 while those using the Galaxy S7 Edge will receive software version G935FXXU1DQB7. As for now, there are still no details of the major changes that the update brings to both devices, but being a monthly security patch, don’t expect a lot. Other than upping the security patch level to the month of February, the new update should also bring some performance and stability improvements to the phones.
There have been talks of battery life issues after the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Hopefully, this small update has something to help alleviate the issue and a few others that could be affecting both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Have you received the new February Android security patch on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge handset? What are the changes you can notice? Let us know more about this via the comments section below.