Samsung has been committed to providing latest updates as soon as possible on its high end smartphones.
The South Korean giant has set a monthly timeframe for rolling out updates to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. However, they have now gone out of the window to provide an update that addresses several key issues. Apart from providing the latest security patches for the android operating system, the update includes performance improvements and bug fixes
One of the highlighting features on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the Always on Display. Providing the ability to look at aspects like time and new notifications without having to unlock the device, the Always on Display has received a huge welcome amongst users. As with any new feature, though, it was not without its bugs. The update first and foremost addresses the Always on Display according to the change log. Samsung claims to have improved the screen clarity with this update, although it is not evident with the naked eye.
Some users have been reporting about a flickering issue when a video has been recorded using the 12-megapixel rear camera. Samsung has addressed this issue in this update to improve the camera experience, which has been rated as one of the best in the industry. The 12-megapixel camera comes with a whole host of features like simultaneous video and photo capturing, auto HDR, phase detection autofocus, and 4K video recording capabilities.
Niggling issues faced by users included the power saving mode being hindered when Google Now was running. Even though the Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 3000 mAh battery, power saving mode was essential in order to get a day out of the battery for power hungry users. Due to various reasons, Google Now clashed with the power saving mode and this issue has also been rectified.
Samsung also admitted that there has been an occasional issue of users being unable to save files onto the memory card. The cover recognition functionality also had a few issues. Both these have been sorted in the update, which is just under 400 MB in size. Hence, it is recommended that Wi-Fi connections are preferred while getting this update.
The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge have been hugely successful products for Samsung. These updates only improve the user experience.