Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Urgent Update Rolled Out; Why?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Urgent Update Rolled Out; Why?
Samsung Galaxy S7 launch, Barcelona 2016 Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC BY 2.0

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7, the latest flagships from Samsung need no introduction, do they? They were put under the spotlight even before they were launched. And now as the devices have been released, the buzz created before the launch seems to have been working for the brand. But are these devices too good to be true?


The company recently rolled out a small but “urgent” update for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which was first spotted by one of the Twitter users. He also shared the screenshot with his followers. Here it is:

As you can see, the text reads, “Update your software to the latest version to prevent errors from occuring.” There is no detailed information or explanantion given about why is the update “urgent” and what are the risks if the phone is not immediately updated? “Errors” call for attention.

Recently, brands like Microsoft and BlackBerry have released security patches for Windows and Priv. These updates target vulnerabilities that used to allow attackers and hackers to easily get control of your device. I am wondering if Samsung came across such vulnerability in one of their flagship phones, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge because if this would have been a general update, it would have been rolled out for Galaxy S7, as well. This might not be the case but they is surely something that bothered the company and made it immediately release an “urgent” update, though not a big one. The update’s size is only 3.32 MB.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Specs

In case, you have still not bought the phone, here are some of the key Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specs:

  1. Display: 5.5 inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  2. Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
  3. Operating System: Android Marshmallow
  4. Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  5. Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 Octa (Depending on the region)
  6. MicroSD Card: Yes, Upto 200 GB expandable memory
  7. Camera: 12 MP primary camera, 5 MP secondary cam

Coming back to the update, if Samsung gives out any information about it, we will not forget to pass it on to you.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7’s Performance is Bad News

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