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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge receive a new update

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a new update. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a new update. (Image source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received a new update, over four-and-a-half years since their release in March 2016. The update brings the September 2020 security patch to the two devices, along with bug fixes, performance optimisations and stability improvements.

Samsung may have been hauled over the coals in recent years for its poor smartphone software support, but there have been signs that the company had changed its ways. Earlier this year, Samsung committed to releasing three OS upgrades to many of its latest and former flagships, bringing it in line with the likes of Google and OnePlus - Apple continues to offer the longest software support of any smartphone OEM, though. Now, Samsung has issued a new update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, two devices that the company released in March 2016.

The update only does not bring either handset onto One UI, but it does introduce a few changes. Firstly, it upgrades the Galaxy S7 duo to the September 1, 2020 security patch, a much newer version than the March one on which both devices have been running over the spring and summer. Additionally, the update supposedly contains bug fixes, performance optimisations and device stability improvements.

Currently, Samsung has rolled out the update in Canada and the UK, but more regions should receive it in the coming days and weeks. The update is only 69.63 MB, so it should not take long to download and install. According to the screenshot below, the update upgrades the Galaxy S7 to G930W8VLS8CTI1/G930FXXU8ETI2 and the Galaxy S7 Edge to G935W8VLS8CTI1/G935FXXU8ETI2.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-29 (Update: 2020-10-30)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.