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AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get April security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
The two flagships have just begun to receive a new firmware that contains the latest security updates, as well as palm rejection enhancements.

Google unleashed this month's security update two weeks ago, and now AT&T apparently launched it for the devices in the Galaxy S7 family on its network. However, it seems they added a few extra optimizations to the original code, but there is no official change log available yet.

According to Caden Brewer, a user of the Android Central Forums, AT&T is deploying already the new firmware via OTA and many others confirmed the size of the package is 173 MB. Next to the April security patch, it seems like various touchscreen and performance improvements have been added as well. Adranalyne, another user of the same forum, claims the display of its Galaxy S7 Edge "does feel a little differently in how it's reacting."

In addition to the above, more users confirmed a lower Android system usage than before. Enhancements for the palm rejection functionality have been noticed as well. As usual, those who did not receive the OTA update notification yet can go to Settings>About Device>Software Update and hit the Update Now button.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-21 (Update: 2016-04-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.