Mar 28, 2017 09:36 AM EDT
Samsung had received a lot of flak from the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users throughout the US. Even though the factory unlocked devices receive updates faster than the carrier backed counterparts, it failed to do so. Both these devices had received updates in the US in December 2016.
According to GSMArena, Samsung is planning to release monthly security patch for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In fact, the company also mentioned that the March security update is on its way for these models. The updates would reach the unlocked Galaxy S7 devices available across US.
Applying the update would take the device to the March 1 security update, while the baseband version would be G930UUES4AQC1. It is indeed a good news for the customers to see Samsung keep its promise. But there is only one issue, it isn't Android Nougat.
The files are available for download through the firmware section for unlocked Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U and Galaxy S7 SM-G930U Sam Mobile reported. Even though this is a right step taken by Samsung, it isn't enough. In fact, when devices such as Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are getting Android Nougat, the tech biggie also needs to roll out the latest Android for the two new devices.
The new security patch is available over Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a version of the OS that is technically old for a flagship device to be running it. However, Samsung still ignores the fact that it has released the Nougat update for the carrier version of the devices.
Due to this, the customers aren't happy with Samsung and they sure can't be blamed for it. Earlier the tech giant had apologized for the delay which it mentioned was due to several circumstances. It promised to send out security updates regularly. This is a promise it has managed to keep, thereby releasing the March security patch update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
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