After rolling out the latest Android security patch to the newest members of the Galaxy S family, Samsung has now turned attention to the 2016 pair.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you should be receiving an update to the latest Android security patch for the month of June. As usual with monthly updates, there are no new features here, but this doesn’t make this update less important.
In addition to installing the latest security patches on the phones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will also get performance improvements, bug fixes and more. Where the standard S7 is getting an update with software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, the S7 Edge is receiving an update with version G935W8VLS2BQF1. In case you didn’t know, the two handsets with model numbers SM-G930W8 and SM-G935W8 are Canadian variants carried on BELL network.
Despite the fact that these updates are headed to Canada, it’s a sign that all other Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants are also in for the same treat. If yours hasn’t received the update, try a manual update via Settings>About phone.
Other than the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the same treat is also rolling out to other Sammy handsets namely Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Where the Note 5 is getting an update with software version N920W8VLS4CQF2, the Note 4 and Note Edge, which were both released in 2014, are getting similar treats with software versions N910FXXS1DQE9 and N915FXXS1DQF1, respectively.
Note that the variant of the Galaxy Note 5 receiving the update is also carried by BELL, but the Note 4 and Note Edge variants are international. Similar to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, you may also try checking for these updates manually via Settings>About phone just in case you haven’t seen the OTA update come your way as at the time of this read.
However, do make sure you are connected to the internet using Wi-Fi and the battery power is at least 50% before proceeding with downloading the updates.