The roll out of Google’s latest Android security patch is underway for users of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge in the South Korean regions. This new update will boost the Android security patch level to the month of May 1, 2016 and will weighing in at 36.65 MB in size.
As for more details on the update, it is eligible for download on the SKT’s variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge, with SM-G935S model number. It also comes with a G935SKSU1APD5 Baseband version along with a 3.18.14-7542290 Kernel version dated April 15th. In addition, it has build number version of MMB29K.G935SKSU1APAD.
The SKT variant of the regular Galaxy S7 could probably also be in the process of getting its own share of the April security patch update, though that is still yet to be confirmed.
Interestingly enough, this is the second consecutive month that Samsung has taken an early lead in issuing out the latest security patch update to its 2016 flagship smartphones. It was only last month that the Korean company, pushed out the security patches dated April 2, 2016 to the same devices, also incorporating camera and DPI enhancements; weeks before other regions began receiving it.
Also notable is the fact that Google itself is yet to provide the May security patch its line of Nexus devices, just like it had not yet released the April security patch when the Galaxy S7 Edge started receiving it.
Considering the difference in time between territories and the fact that some regions are still receiving the camera and DPI update, it may take a couple of weeks before this very new security patch reach all the S7 Edge devices.
However, you can keep checking for the security update manually, by heading into your phone’s Settings menu, and then tap About device.
What do you think about Samsung’s early initiative in pushing out its Android security patch to its latest Galaxy flagship? Do you think it will be the same case with the upcoming launch of the Android N OS? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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