Due to a security scare that happened a few years ago, Android handset makers announced that they would be stepping up their efforts when it came to security in their products. This came in the form of monthly security updates where every month, handset makers would issue a security update that would keep the device up to date with the latest protections.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners have had to wait for a considerable amount of time to get a taste of Oreo on their handsets. The company started rolling out the update in the United Kingdom first last month only to pull it a few days later due to some issues. The roll out was resumed a few days later and the update has finally made its way […]
A couple of days ago, Samsung had temporarily halted the Android 8.0 Oreo roll out for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The reason behind it was because according to some users, the update was causing unexpected reboots which was clearly a bad thing. However the good news is that the problem has since been fixed.
Major Android updates are usually something to look forward to, especially since they come with new major features, some redesigns, and general improvements. Unfortunately sometimes the roll out of these updates don’t always go as smoothly as one would like, which is the case with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge should soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo as they’re the next albeit outdated flagship models in the company’s lineup. It has already released the update for more recent devices and even premium mid-range devices such as the Galaxy A5 (2017). So when will the Galaxy S7 get it? A Samsung-owned site suggests that the Galaxy S7 Oreo release will take place next month.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners have anxiously been waiting to finally get a taste of Oreo on their handsets and while it seems that the wait will soon be over for them, Verizon subscribers who own these handsets were briefly surprised yesterday when the carrier posted details of the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It turns out the update it’s sending out isn’t […]
It has been a long wait for Oreo for many Android users as the latest iteration of Google’s mobile platform is yet to be released for their devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are both compatible with Oreo but the update hasn’t arrived as yet. However, it appears that this might change soon, as the Oreo update has now inched closer to its release for the Galaxy S7 […]
Samsung finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ earlier today. While it’s only being rolled out to those who participated in the beta program and that too in Europe for now, it appears that at least one fortunate Galaxy S7 Edge owner has received the Oreo in Vietnam. They’ve even made a video about it to show the Galaxy S7 Edge running […]
The BlueBorne vulnerability was recently discovered. It’s a Bluetooth-based vulnerability that’s present in a wide variety of devices. The vulnerability enables hackers to gain remote access to a Bluetooth-enabled device and do as they please. The affected devices have since been receiving software fixes and AT&T has now rolled out the BlueBorne fix for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Last year Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and while the handset itself was good without any question, it’s safe to say that this year’s Galaxy S8 with its near bezel-less display, sleek design, and amazing hardware that could be considered something of a game-changer for Samsung, which is why we’re not surprised at it success.
U.S. customers who purchased the unlocked Galaxy S7 haven’t been happy with the way Samsung has been releasing updates for this device. It has taken the company months just to release a recent security patch not to mention the fact that those customers have had to wait for an unreasonably long time to get Nougat. Their wait ends today, though, as the unlocked Galaxy S7 is now receiving the Nougat […]
While the star of the smartphone right now is probably the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, let’s not forget its predecessor which seems to have done pretty well for itself. In fact according to the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics, it turns out that both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have reportedly managed to sell over 55 million units to date.
Despite the fiasco that was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the way the company handled the issue, many were wondering if the company could rebound from the incident. Turns out if anything the lack of a Note 7 seems to have spurred Galaxy S8 sales even more, because Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 has outpaced the Galaxy S7.
2016 wasn’t too good of a year for Samsung. The company launched the Galaxy S7 handsets which were pretty well-received, but the disaster of the Note 7 pretty much seemed to overshadow the company’s achievements. Samsung is clearly hoping that the Galaxy S8 will fix that, and sure enough it has.
One of the exclusive features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 would be Bixby, which we guess could be thought of as Samsung’s (new) answer to Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Alexa. Now if you don’t own the Galaxy S8 but want Bixby, you are in luck (sort of) because the folks at XDA have figured out a way to bring Bixby onto the Galaxy S7.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be announced at the end of this month, and if the reports are true, it is also expected to go on sale on the 21st of April. However if you don’t necessarily believe in having the latest hardware when it comes to smartphones, and you’re looking to save yourself some money, you’re in luck.
In the past month or so, we’ve seen major carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile release the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. If you use neither of those carriers and you’re actually signed to Verizon, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Verizon has finally released the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 handset.
Back in 2016, a new app/feature of the Galaxy Note 7 was an app called Secure Folder. The idea behind the app is that users could put things inside of this folder and it will be protected from prying eyes and would only be accessible if the user were to authenticate themselves using their fingerprint.
It appears that Sprint has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge on its network. The only caveat here is that the carrier appears to be rolling out the update first for those who participated in the Galaxy Beta Program last year. This means that users who didn’t participate in that program may have to wait for a couple of weeks before […]
Samsung may have started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge early last month but users in the United States are still waiting for the update to arrive. That’s because the majority of these handsets have been sold through carriers in the country and we all know just how much mobile carriers like to hold up updates. T-Mobile is finally following […]