Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Update: New Firmware With Security Patch, New Gallery App & More Rolling Out In India

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge update which previously rolled out in Italy is now available for units located in India, but it comes with additional improvements and fixes. The firmware is also available for consumers in the South Asian country who own Samsung’s standard 2016 flagship device, the Galaxy S7.

According to GSM Arena, the latest firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is 150MB, and it brings along the August security patch. Samsung Cloud, a feature first introduced with the Korean company’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, is also included in this update. According to Samsung Newsroom, this cloud storage service “makes switching to a new phone—or restoring an older device—easier than ever before.” Samsung Cloud offers a cable-free backup and restoration option as well as quickly sync multiple devices.

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Aside from Samsung Cloud, S7 and S7 Edge owners will get to experience the new Gallery app upon having the newest update. The refreshed version of the Gallery also debuted on the Galaxy Note 7.

Not available in the software version released in Italy, the software update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units in India brought in improvement in performance for games utilizing Vulkan API. The phone’s touchscreen should also have better and faster responsivity after the update, according to a report from Sam Mobile. Furthermore, Smart Manager has been optimized resulting in a more efficient power consumption. “A couple of bug fixes are included as well, with a fix for the flashlight/torch not working properly and for problematic cover recognition,” the report added.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge update can be done via an over-the-air process. But since all OTA rollouts are released in phases, some owners of Samsung ‘s 2016 flagship devices in India will have to wait a bit longer. An automatic push notification should arrive once the new software becomes available.

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To manually check the firmware’s availability, go to the smartphone’s “Settings” menu, select “About Device,” look for “Software Updates” and then tap “Check for Updates.” The system will then look for any firmware update available for the device.

As for other related news, BGR reported that a price drop had been spotted for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in India days before Galaxy Note 7 officially hit the shelves in the country. According to the report, the Note 7 will go on sale starting September 2. Customers planning to purchase Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge will be able to save Rs 5,500 to Rs 6000 (around $82–89) via Flipkart. Amazon was also spotted with a reduced price for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the report noted.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge initially hit the shelves back in March. The Galaxy S7 Edge is the curved edge screen version of the standard Galaxy S7 model. The first ones to feature this camera technology, both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are equipped with dual-pixel 12MP primary shooter.

The 5.1-inch screen S7 and 5.5-inch S7 Edge from Samsung feature a Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Under the hood, these flagship smartphones sport an Exynos 8 Octa processor paired with 4 GB of RAM, according to Phone Arena. These two powerful smartphones are also water and dust resistant, as proven by their IP68 certification.

Engadget’s review for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge reads as follows.

“It combines first-rate horsepower (and the occasional hiccup) with a gorgeous display, all wrapped in an attractive package. The thing is, the Edge’s big draw is still its striking design: The software that tries to take advantage of the curved screen still feels gimmicky.”

The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more software updates released for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

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