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Unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge finally get March security update in US but that’s not enough
Samsung has taken a lot of flak from unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners in the United States. Despite the fact that factory unlocked devices normally receive updates sooner than their carrier-locked counterparts, the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge last received an update in the US back in December.
Samsung released Android 7.0 Nougat for last year’s flagships and carriers in the country have rolled it out yet Nougat still eludes the unlocked version in the US. You can understand why customers are not feeling happy about this.
The company apologized for the delay a couple of weeks ago which it chalked up as the consequence of “various circumstances.” It committed to sending out monthly security updates for unlocked devices in a timely fashion. It has now followed through. Both the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are now receiving an over-the-air firmware update in the United States which brings the March security patch.
Firmware versions G930UUES4AQC1 and G935UUES4AQC1 have been rolled out for these handsets respectively. The files are now available for download via our firmware section for the unlocked Galaxy S7 SM-G930U and the Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935U.
It’s a step in the right direction but it’s not enough. Now that devices like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 are being updated to Nougat, it’s due time that Samsung roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the United States.
It hasn’t even confirmed when it’s going to do that and that’s not fair at all to those customers.