Sunday , June 10 2018

Samsung has (already) released the May 2016 security update for Galaxy S7 range

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Hot on the heels of Google’s release of the May 2016 security update for Android, Samsung has released said update for its Galaxy S7 range. This is kind of big news, in a way, because it represents a delay of no more than a few days from release to Samsung actually making it available to end users.

The update has arrived on friend of the site Geoff Fieldew’s Galaxy S7, so if you’ve got an un-branded Galaxy S7 (i.e. not bought from a carrier) you might just have the update waiting for you now. If you did buy from a carrier, it might take a little time for them to approve the update and pass it on to you, though we understand Geoff’s phone was sourced from Optus, so your mileage may vary!

We’ve checked our office Galaxy S7 Edge, and confirmed that the update is available for those devices too, as per the screenshots below. We’re installing it now, but the important thing is that you can probably download it and install it on your device now too.

If you’ve got a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, it might be time to keep an eye on your notifications to see if the update has arrived for you. Congratulations, you’re at (close to) the bleeding edge of Android security!

Thanks: Geoff Fieldew (aka the Jedi).

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Orangie

Installed yesterday. So have done it again, removed the list feature from favourites in phone app… What a bummer 🙁

Dee
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Dee

Downloading it now on an Optus S7

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Weird I bought my 6P outright from jbhifi and am with iiNet. Nothing yet this month. Oh well.

Chris
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Now that’s strange…

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Dean Rosolen

Same with my Nexus 5X. I only received the April patch towards the end of the month despite buying outright from the Google Store. I’m on Telstra.

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My Nexus 5 received the May update last week. Weird that a non-network issued phone wouldn’t have received it by now.

Ausdroid Reader

Telstra aren’t even releasing the last update until June. They are truly pathetic.

Chris
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Yeah, that’s a real shame. These are security updates, and need to be released in a timely manner to be useful.

Paul Smedley
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Paul Smedley

The latest updates have already been installed. Current version G930FXXU1APD1 / G930FXSA1APD1 / G930FXXU1APD1 – Standard S7 XSA

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Paul Smedley

I got the update on an XSA standard S7 today to APDN

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