Galaxy S7, launched four years ago, receives update from Samsung | Cell phone

O Samsung Galaxy S7 it’s the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge were released more than four years ago, but still receive some important updates. This is the case of the September 2020 security patch, which started to be made available by Samsung premium phones announced in early 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Image: Tecnoblog)

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Image: Tecnoblog)

Samsung Galaxy S7 gets update from Samsung

The package gives smartphones a refreshment and has already started to be released to owners of the S7 and S7 Edge in Canada and the United Kingdom. In all, the update for Android 8 (Oreo) weighs around 70 MB and adds both the September patch and bug fixes and system improvements.

To check if the package is already released for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, users must perform the following steps:

  1. Access Android settings;
  2. Go to “Software update”;
  3. Tap “Download and install”.

The system will check if an update is available. If so, the phone will download and install the patch on the phone next. In May, Samsung even sent a critical security update to cell phones to fix the security flaw with .qmg files.

The S7 and S7 Edge arrived in Brazil in March 2016, with aluminum and glass design, fingerprint reader and Android 6.0 Marshmallow from the factory. At the time, smartphones were sold in the country with the suggested price of R $ 3,799 and R $ 4,299, respectively.

For now, there is no forecast for new updates to smartphones in the future. In May, both the S7 and S7 Edge were expected to stop receiving security fixes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Image: Paulo Higa / Tecnoblog)

Samsung promises Android update for three years

In August 2020, Samsung promised three years of Android updates for Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z and select models of the Galaxy A. family. Tablets from the Galaxy Tab S6 will also be awarded the new policy. company updates.

The novelty is limited to the most recent launches by the South Korean company. This means that both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S20 and their variants will receive updates for three years, as well as smartphones launched from the Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 also make the list.

“The Galaxy S20 line will also be the first Galaxy device to receive the Android 11 update later this year, with other devices in the sequence shortly thereafter,” they announced at the time.

With information: SamMobile

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