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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update: all the latest news

Update: Security patch coming for European units

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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The Galaxy S7 Edge currently runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. / © ANDROIDPIT

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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. 

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Verizon is beginning to issue the same update. / © ANDROIDPIT

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. 

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The Galaxy S7 Edge came with Marshmallow right out of the box. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update

Update December 7: Verizon has now told customers that it's cancelled its beta program, and that beta users will stay on their current installed build of Nougat, or can exit the beta and revert to Marshmallow, until the network releases its stable build of Nougat. It informed customers via the Samsung Beta Program app, according to SamMobile. In other news today, Samsung's just issued a new update for users who are currently opted in to the Galaxy Beta Program and have been selected by the company to take part in the early testing. This newest release is the third release of the beta Nougat software since the company launched it last month. 

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.

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Android Nougat was unveiled at Google I/O, 2016. / © ANDROIDPIT

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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  • Man I missed my note7 so bad ! I mean s7e is not bad but it's not a note7 by far now I'm beeping stuck with this s7e yea it's ok but come Samsung let me down 3 times all ready now when the new note comes out I'm stuck in this contract for 2 years. And have been broken 3 times with 7 debacle do you really think I'm going to by another note 8 shit you got to kidding I'm so done !

  • I have Sprint S7 edge in the US. I got the security update and the firmware update today. Not sure what it covers.

  • Rob hoy 1 month ago Link to comment

    I have seen 7 edge. I want as a minimum the software from the note 7. The camera beat the s7 hands down and that must have been due to the software. New phones are still being compared to the s7 so samsung need to blast them out the water asap....

  • Dazzler 1 month ago Link to comment

    Latest update means I finally get the AOD with my S-View case closed (in the window!)! Simple things!

  • Soon the firmware updates for the s7/edge will take as long as what we S6/edge users are experiencing. As soon as the Note 6 and other devices are released the s7/edge will be last on the list of updates. Sad but true...

    • I got the edge s7 g935f international unlocked. I keep switching firmware lol waiting for a nougat I can use since I can use whatever. On deutsch Germany I can't remember the digits but no bloat warehouse. I had crazy ones lol can't wait

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