May 15, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Update: May Security Patch Arrives For AT&T Version

A new AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 update is now available as the security patch for May is being rolled out. Android Central has shared that the official AT&T website hasn't been updated yet with the details of the patch. However, via Android Central's forum page, several users have already reported getting the update.

The May security patch is not only released for the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Reportedly, the Galaxy S7 Edge is also getting the latest security update. A notification should automatically appear once the update for these smartphones becomes available for download and installation.

Those who are curious to know if the security update is already available can check it manually by going to "Settings" menu of the handset. Look for the "About Device" option, tap "Software Updates" and then choose "Check for Updates."

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the South Korean tech giant's flagship devices for this year. S7 Edge's curved edge screen makes it easily identifiable from the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 model. These 2016 flagship handsets both hit the shelves in March, according to GSM Arena.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Update For AT&T Variant available
[Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images]The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch screen, while S7 Edge is packed with a 5.5-inch screen. Both are equipped with Super AMOLED display. Also, the two are boasting a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. When it comes to pixel density, S7 has 577 ppi while the S7 Edge has 534 ppi. The screen of both phones is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and it showcases a new function called "Always-On" display. Samsung Newsroom describes the feature as follows.
"Always On Display (AOD) of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge allows users to check the time and date with ease, and also keep an eye on missed calls and message alerts, even when the phone is not in use and just on standby. And, with its variety of clocks, calendars and themes, the AOD even offers customization options."
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have IP68 Certification, making them "dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes," as described by GSM Arena. As for the battery life, Samsung Galaxy S7 is packed with 3000 mAH while S7 Edge has 3600 mAH juice pack. These two 2016 smartphones from the South Korean tech giant have 12 MP rear-facing camera and 5 MP selfie shooter.

To learn more about their specs, watch the unboxing and review for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, courtesy of the DetroitBORG YouTube channel.

At launch, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge arrived with pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the latest version of Google's mobile firmware. The Marshmallow OS offers new features to help users have a better mobile experience.

One of these additional features is "Doze," which aims to increase the phone's battery life by automatically putting the phone in a sleep state when it is not being utilized. Another way to extend the battery life is by taking advantage of "App Standby," a feature that prevents unused applications from draining the power.

There is also "Android for Work," which is "an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that lets companies deliver a secure, productive, and rich mobile experience to their employees," according to the official Google support page.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Update For AT&T Variant released
[Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images]Android Marshmallow OS also brings in support for "Android Pay," an easier, more secure and faster wireless payment service comparable to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Android's payment system uses a virtual account number instead of the real account numbers to provide additional security to users.

The full patch notes for the May security update released for these AT&T smartphones are yet to be unleashed. Make sure to check back on the Inquisitr for more details regarding the security update rolled out for the AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

[Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images]