Samsung releases February security patch for the Galaxy S7 flagship
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Released almost three years ago with Android 6.0 Marshmallow onboard, the Samsung Galaxy S7 received updates up to Android Oreo. While the users of this flagship will not get Android Pie anytime soon — most likely never — Samsung is still keeping the Galaxy S7 up to date and has recently released the February 2019 security patch for it.
According to SamMobile, the February 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S7 lineup will bring the software version of the phone to G930FXXS4ESAE. The update is based on Android Oreo and includes fixes for five critical and dozens of high/moderate risk vulnerabilities in Google's mobile operating system. However, the patch also includes 12 vulnerabilities and exposures that have been fixed by Samsung, since the company's phones come with quite a few changes on top of Android stock.
Although there is no official confirmation yet, it is almost certain that the update is available for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Galaxy S7 Active. To check for the update, those how did not receive the OTA notification can go to Software > Download updates manually.
Are you still using a Galaxy S7 device? Would you keep using it if Samsung decides to give it a slice of Pie? Have you received the February 2019 update?
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