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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update tracker

The flagship Galaxy S7 Edge was launched with a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity with up to 256GB expandable MicroSD card storage with the help of Hybrid Dual SIM. It features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, smart OIS and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It is backed up by a 3600mAh battery.

Galaxy S7 Edge February update

March 2, 2017 – After a long wait, Samsung has pushed the February security patch to the flagship Galaxy S7 Edge device in India, the company has already rolled out the update to the Galaxy S7 units in the country a week back. The new update weighs 104 MB in size and comes with the February security patch and bumps the security patch to February 1 from January 1. The new update also comes with some bug fixes, stability improvements, performance improvements and other enhancements as well. The build number of the device is now bumped to XXU1DQBO and there are no other changes we noticed after the update.

Galaxy S7 Edge February Security patch update
Galaxy S7 Edge February Security patch update

The company started rolling out the Android Nougat update to the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in January this year in several regions after beta testing the software for a month. The new update brought a new UX design, multi-window feature, improved settings menu and AOD feature, the addition of Samsung Pass feature, efficient space for installation of the downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation and other performance modes.

The Korean manufacturer also provided the Samsung Pay app for the Indian users in the Nougat update bundle which is still left to launch in India while some countries have already got it launched.

Galaxy S7 Edge February Security patch
Galaxy S7 Edge February Security patch

The company has recently announced its March 29th event in New York where we may see the launch of the new Galaxy flagship devices Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that will have a new design with no front home button. The company is rumoured to provide the fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the device near the rear camera.

Rogers Android 7.0 Nougat update from March 20th

Rogers software update scheduled
Rogers software update scheduled

March 12, 2017 – Rogers confirmed that the current Samsung Galaxy flagships Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will start getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update starting 20th of March which is good news for the users using this device on Rogers. The company has also confirmed that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will get security and VoLTE support updates based on Android 7.1.1 starting April 3rd while Huawei’s newly launched Huawei Nova smartphone will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update pretty soon however, no exact date for the update was shared by the company in the official thread at Rogers forums.

Android April security patch

May 2, 2017 – Samsung started rolling out the new update to the Galaxy S7 Edge units in India bearing the model number SM-G935FD. The update comes with around 176MB in size and along with fixes and performance improvements, this new update also brings the April security patch for the Galaxy S7 Edge handset users in the country.

Samsung Galaxy S7 April Security update India
Samsung Galaxy S7 April Security Update India

Samsung also skipped the March security update for the Galaxy S& and S7 Edge units in India and there were no updates rolled out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, that might be because of the busy schedule and the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships by the company. We can now expect the company will roll out the regular updates to the Galaxy S7 flagships from last year.

Samsung Galaxy S7 April Security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 April Security update

The update also bumps the build number of the Galaxy S& Edge units to the new build number XXU1DQD7. The update change log shows that this update comes with device stability improvements, bug fixes and enhancements, new or enhanced features and further improvements to the performance of the device. No other changes were made to the devices with this new update.

May Security update

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android May Security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android May Security update

21 May 2017 – The Galaxy S7 Edge units with model number SM-G935FD are currently getting the May update in the country and we can expect that this update will also be available for the Galaxy S7 units in the country. The update weighs around 212 MB in size and comes with the latest May security update for the S7 Edge units, however, the Android version of the device is still the Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge May Security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge May Security update

This new update not only comes with the May security update but also comes with device stability improvements, bug fixes, new and enhanced features, performance improvements and other improvements as well. The build number of the device is bumped to XXU1DQE7 while no other changes are currently visible in the system of the device.

July security update

August 2, 2017 – Samsung started seeding the July security update to the Galaxy S7 Edge units in India but we are not sure if it’s available for the Galaxy S7 owners also or not. Interestingly, the update is available with the help of Smart Switch only as we tried getting the update OTA via settings of the phone but haven’t got the update there. This update is more than 2GB in size as we are downloading it via the Smart Switch however, it will be around 200MB OTA and will be available soon for the device.

Galaxy S7 Edge update
Galaxy S7 Edge update

The new update bumps the device build number to XXS1DQGB and comes with bug fixes, new and enhanced features, performance improvements and other improvements.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge July security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge July security update

December Security Update

Jan 4, 2018 – The company has started rolling out the December security update to the Galaxy S7 Edge units in India which also comes with some more new updates inside the system. The new update comes with a size of 310.11MB and bumps up the build number of the device to XXU1DQLF.

Galaxy S7 Edge December Security update
Galaxy S7 Edge December Security update

The new December security patch update also brings an update to the weather app that now comes with a new font style. This update has also added a new setting for VoLTE calls in the mobile networks menu in settings. The update comes with bug fixes and enhancements and nothing else new. To recall, the Galaxy S7 Edge was launched with a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge December Security update
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge December Security update

Android 8.0 Oreo Received by Galaxy S7 user

While the users of the Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note8 are looking forward to the update to Android 8.0 Oreo, a user of the Galaxy S7 Edge was surprised to see an OTA update message on his device in Vietnam. Looks like Samsung accidentally rolled out this update to the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone long before the final update is available for this device.

The update comes with firmware G935FXXU2ERB2 about version 8.0 of Android. Of course, this is not the definitive update, since Samsung is accustomed to updating, first, the most recent smartphones and therefore the first should be the high-end Galaxy smartphones launched in 2017 that are the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and the company has already started seeding the Oreo 8.0 update to the beta testers of the update in Germany.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update

The update rolled out for the Galaxy S7 Edge might be a testing OTA roll-out by the company and we can expect now that the update for the 2016 Galaxy S series flagship will be out not later than next month. It may be a preliminary version of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S7 Edge, which should not leave Samsung’s closed test channel, but it would have found a gap to escape to create confusion among the users of the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update

This is not the first time that Samsung has been the protagonist of a similar case. Just a few months ago, a private beta of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy Note8 with a Snapdragon processor appeared on the network allowing its installation manually to all those who owned that smartphone. At the moment, Samsung has not made public the date of the update of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to Android Oreo, although thanks to this accident we know that the development has not stopped. Therefore, the owners of one of the two members of the Galaxy S7 family can breathe easy and wait for the expected update to land officially at their terminals.

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