It appears that Samsung has made it a priority to roll out Android security updates to its Galaxy devices earlier than most manufacturers. This time around its the Galaxy S7 Edge flagship that is receiving the security update is for the month of June. This comes after the Korean manufacturer rolled out an early April security update to its Galaxy Edge users in Korea, way before the month of March was over. This it seems wasn't going to be a one-off occurrence because the Galaxy S7 Edge powered by the Orange network was also issued with May's security fixes, just a few days before April came to an end. The issuing of monthly security updates is as a result of the discovery of Stagefright vulnerability, and aims at fixing this vulnerabilities as fast as possible to ensure that all Android devices are kept secure. To access the Galaxy S7 Edge update, head over to your device's Settings >> About Device and tap the Download updates manually button to confirm if there is a security update available for your device.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool