The Galaxy S7 Edge was released with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It's already received two updates, including one rated as critical and a minor update with improvements to the touch screen and camera settings. And now we've learned that there is a firmware update and security patch coming soon. Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Marshmallow update
Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge came with the latest version of Android, 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As of right now, there have been no other updates past this version, not even from Nexus devices.
There was a small security update that went to T-Mobile customers. This was a routine monthly security patch that keeps your device safe. This was rolled out on March 17.
The software version for T-Mobile is now UVS2APB8. Verizon is beginning to issue the same update and the version number is set to be VRS2APB4.
In certain regions, some Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones will start to receive a minor update beginning April 11. This update brings some interesting improvements to the touch screen as well as extra settings included on the settings menu that corrects distorted images. It has been dubbed XXU1APD1. We don't know which regions will get the update first but stay tuned and we'll let you know when you will get it.
This update was prompted by Galaxy S7 Edge problems with single-handed usage reported by many users. The problem was that many were unintentionally touching the screen on the sides and the device not working when they try to manipulate it with their fingers. This has been addressed with the update
Many Galaxy S7 Edge users were experiencing difficulties with their images. The device should now auto-correct shapes that appear out of focus and should appear in the newest update.
Version XXS1BPJ1 of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge firmware and a security update started hitting unbranded units in some European countries. This was found on a Dutch blog by GSMArena. The security patch could come as early as this month. We'll let you know when the US units will receive the update as soon as we find out.
If you want to know whether you have the most up-to-date version of Android, go your devices Settings, scroll down to System, tap About device, and hit Software update. If you want your S7 Edge to automatically update, make sure the Auto update box is checked.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update
Android Nougat is currently in development, with a Developer Preview released for some Nexus devices, and we expect to hear more about it at Google I/O, which takes place May 18-20.
The Samsung S6 Edge began receiving Marshmallow from February 15, 2016. This was nearly nine months after it was unveiled at Google I/O 2015. We expect to see a similar timeline for Android Nougat for the Galaxy S7 Edge.
GSMarena recently reported that Samsung is trying out different builds for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Additionally, this device could be receiving Grace UX, which was unveiled with the Nougat update. This fancy, fresh user interface is accompanied by the Always On display feature we found in the new Note7. The report also shows that this UI is running smoothly on the S7 Edge.
Check back at this article for future news about the Galaxy S7 Edge receiving Android Nougat. We'll keep it updated as new information comes in.
What do you think about the latest Android update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Let us know in the comments.
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