Samsung’s 2016 line of smartphones carries a brand-new update, at least for the devices on AT&T. The update brings the Galaxy S7 to product G930AUCS4BQL1 in addition to the Galaxy S7 Edge to product G935AUCS4BQL1. Here’s what’s on the table.
The update features security fixes to improve protections for S7 in addition to S7 Edge users, in particular, the BlueBorne vulnerability — genuinely eight vulnerabilities in one — which allows intruders to take control of in addition to spread malware to, at the vulnerability’s peak, 5.3 billion Android devices.
If in which isn’t reason enough to download the update, AT&T is actually also pushing the general Android security patch for December. additional networks, such as T-Mobile, seeded the December security patch within the month of December. These included devices like the Note 8, as well as a roundup update for the Galaxy S8, S8+, in addition to Note 5. AT&T is actually apparently playing catchup here.
To see if your AT&T S7 or S7 Edge has received the update, jump into Settings, tap “About device,” then “Software updates.” Hit “Check for updates” if necessary, then follow the on-screen instructions to begin protecting your Samsung device by these security weaknesses.
Of course, S7 in addition to S7 Edge users are probably more excited about an Android Oreo update than routine security patches. There is actually no word on an official 8.0 update for S7 in addition to S7 Edge devices, in addition to the Oreo beta in which’s available for the S8, S8+, in addition to Note 8 is actually not available for S7 types yet, in addition to might not ever be.