A Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge update is currently available, allowing users to install the latest Android Marshmallow build. According to Team Android, the XXU1APE9 firmware build based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow can now be installed on Galaxy S7 Edge global variant.
Specifically, the Marshmallow firmware update is compatible with S7 Edge units bearing the model number G935F. It is highly essential to install the firmware build only to the compatible units to avoid bricking or damaging the device. To check the smartphone’ model number, users can simply head to Settings menu and then Choose About Phone. The Model Number should be listed in there together with the other details about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge first hit the market in March 2016, according to GSM Arena. It came pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. But with the version 6.0.1 of the Marshmallow firmware arriving for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as the latest update, owners can expect bugs and issues to be fixed. In addition, the new firmware also brings in new features such as Condensed Text scaling. Team Android also noted that the update comes with the latest security patch for the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Here’s a review on Android Marshmallow by Tim Schofield, posted on YouTube.
Those who wish to install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can expect an OTA or Over-the-Air notification to automatically arrive on the smartphone. The desktop tool Samsung KIES can also be used to get the latest update for the smartphone. However, some may have to wait a bit longer for the firmware update to become available on their device as it is being rolled out in stages.
Manual installation through the use of ODIN tool is also possible, although it will require users to be extra careful during the process. Being an unofficial method to update the smartphone this may cause potential damage to the Galaxy S7 Edge. Adventurous Android users interested to manually update their Galaxy S7 Edge’s firmware can visit Team Android’s post linked above for the complete installation guide.
Having a curved edge screen is what set Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge apart from the standard Galaxy S7 model. The full specs list posted on Samsung’s official website shared that it features a 5.5-inch screen with Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and a 534 ppi pixel density. Under the hood, S7 Edge G935F model is packed with Exynos 8 Octa 8890, 32 GB internal memory storage, and a battery with 3600 mAh capacity, PhoneMore noted.
Tech Radar’s Galaxy S7 Edge review described it as the “best smartphone in the world right now.” Gareth Beavis, in his review posted on the site, said the following.
“The screen is larger, yet somehow the phone doesn’t feel too much bigger in the hand. The rear of the phone is now curved too, making it sit nicely in the hand. It’s waterproof. There’s a microSD card slot. There’s so much power in there I’m pretty sure I could strap it on the back of a speedboat and make my way across the Atlantic.”
In other Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge news, the smartphone’s Batman edition was recently revealed in celebration of the third anniversary of the mobile fighting video game called Injustice: Gods Among Us where gamers can create their own roster of DC super heroes and villains. According to The Verge, this edition “features a custom color scheme; special, blacked-out Gear VR headset; and special Batman-themed plastic case, all packed into a box capped off with a gold-colored batarang.”
Below is the official unboxing for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, posted on Samsung Mobile’s official YouTube channel:
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