The Galaxy S7 Edge began receiving the October 2017 Android Security Update earlier right now, with Samsung pushing out the brand new software program bundle in at the least elements of Europe. The unit that’s been verified as receiving the replace is the SM-G935F, a world mannequin of the handset powered by the Exynos 8890 offered in quite a lot of markets. The software program bundle has already been confirmed as hitting Switzerland and Croatia this week and has debuted within the Netherlands final month, with different European nations probably being on the checklist of territories eligible for the replace as effectively. The new construct being distributed by Samsung is recognized by the firmware model G935FXXU1DQJ1/G935FAUT1DQI1/G935FXXU1DQIL, seemingly masking a number of iterations of the SM-G935F. The software program bundle is 257.96MB in measurement and comes with Samsung’s placeholder changelog saying that the replace would possibly and may not introduce new options and efficiency enhancements.
Following the set up, suitable Galaxy S7 Edge fashions are up to date to the Android safety patch degree dated October 1st which isn’t the most recent safety patch however remains to be an improve on the August one which the SM-G935F has been working for practically three months now. The rollout of the October safety patch for the Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t completely in step with Samsung’s earlier product replace practices on the Old Continent the place the corporate often solely optimizes each third Google-made patch for its high-end gadgets. It’s presently unclear whether or not the existence of the brand new software program bundle is supposed to suggest that the worldwide variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge shall be receiving new safety patches extra often than as soon as per quarter going ahead. Unlocked Samsung-made gadgets offered within the U.S. are typically up to date each month, although the corporate has but to increase that not too long ago launched stateside observe to all markets.
The flat-screen Galaxy S7 can be understood to be receiving the identical replace now, with the brand new firmware being distributed within the type of a standard over-the-air bundle whose availability is increasing in a gradual method. Users who aren’t eager on leaving their smartphones to replace themselves in a single day can try and set off the set up manually from the system Settings app discovered on their Android-powered gadgets from Samsung.