Samsung has started rolling out an update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in Europe. It doesn’t bring any new features to the smartphones but does take care of quite a few bugs. It has the April security patch on board that fixes 49 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in Android in addition to 16 safety issues found in Samsung’s own software.

Updates like these aren’t very exciting for most users but are still quite important. They make your device safer to use, which is always a good thing. This is a staged rollout, meaning that not all devices will get the update at the same time. Some of you might already have it, while others will have to wait for a few more days.

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April 17, 2017

To check if the update has already hit your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, open up the settings menu and find the Software update option in About phone. As always, we advise you to make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading it in order to avoid any potential charges from your carrier.

Also make sure that the battery is sufficiently charged before you tap on the download button. Around 50 percent should probably do it in this case.

  • Rameez Khan

    Rogers user here in Toronto ON Canada, just received the nougat update on my phone :) thought I’ll let you guys know first

    • Rameez Khan

      And I use a Note 5

  • nullified

    Malaysia here just received the update too, less than 200mb btw

  • Mihail Mihov

    any news about good lock coming to Nougat because I read after the s8 release

  • 4Ui812

    Not seeing it yet here in the US

  • Phillip

    security updates on more important than the new Android OS

  • pankaj981

    Nothing here for the BTU Firmware. Still stuck on the Feb security patch

    • Phillip

      you need to get with your carrier AT&T has been on point all year

      • pankaj981

        BTU is the unlocked variant. I’m using it in the US and carrier has nothing to do with it

        • Phillip

          well the unlock version have been behind that’s for sure. that’s why I stick to carrier phones for my main drivers . plus I love samsung pay

          • pankaj981

            I think you’re confusing the US unlocked G93XU with the international unlocked G93XF. The international Exynos variants received Nougat before any carrier variants in the US received it. In fact the unlocked US variant is still on Marshmallow. I never stick to carrier phones due to bad software update policies and or limited support, though this time I would agree with your comment. It’s surprising how the carrier variants have been releasing updates faster than Samsung itself. BTW I’m using the Exynos variant S7E on Cricket Wireless in the states and it gives better battery life than the Snapdragon variants sold in the US.