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Samsung releases February security patch for the Galaxy S7 flagship

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral Android phablet gets February 2019 security patch
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral
The February 2019-dated Android security patch comes with the software version G930FXXS4ESAE and seems to be only available for Samsung Galaxy S7 users in the United Kingdom and Austria for now. The Galaxy S7 lineup receives this month's patch after the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy Note 8.
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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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Codrut Nistor, 2019-02-18 (Update: 2019-02-18)
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.