Samsung Galaxy S7 Security Problems and Fix, Android Status Update and More

Samsung Galaxy S7 Security Problems and Fix, Android Status Update and More
Samsung Galaxy S7 Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr cc

Google has made it clear that it wants carriers and OEMs to be up to speed with their OS update and security patch releases. It appears things are looking up and now Verizon has started rolling out the Android security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S7.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Verizon Update

Verizon’s security rollout to Samsung Galaxy S7 series comes at a time following the questionnaire from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looking into device security of wireless carriers in the United States. Specifically, Verizon has started releasing the patch to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices.

The update has been available since the previous week. According to the carrier, the update will offer users “the most up to date Android security patch.” People can access it through the over-the-air or OTA update.

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Specifically, it is available through build version MMB29M.G930VVRU2APE1. Verizon also noted that it would most likely take around six to ten minutes for the software to download. People will need to wait for the update prompt to be available before they can upgrade their devices.

Google Monthly Security Update

The update is also in line with what Google released during the start of the month. In its Android security bulletin, Google announced the new set of patches available.

“The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Alongside the bulletin, we have released a security update to Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Security Patch Levels of June 01, 2016 or later address these issues. Refer to the Nexus documentation to learn how to check the security patch level,” the company said on its website.

“The most severe issue is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files,” it added.

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