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

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.

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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!

Last modified on 9 May 2016 5:37 pm

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

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

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