Oreo powered Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, A5 (2017), and A3 (2017) get WiFi certified

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Now that all of the last year’s Samsung flagships have started receiving Oreo, the South Korean company seems to have shifted its focus to the next batch of devices that will get the update. The batch will likely include the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A3 (2017), as all of these devices has been spotted on the website of WiFi Alliance with Android 8.0 on board. A WiFi certification usually indicates the update roll out preparation is in last stages. While there’s currently no official information on exactly when the update will arrive, leaks and rumors so far…

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AT&T-bound Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge get BlueBorne fix

A new update has started hitting Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on AT&T’s network. Weighing in at under 47MB and carrying the build number of G930AUCS4BQL1, the update brings a fix for the BlueBorne security vulnerability. In case you aren’t aware, the vulnerability allows a remote attacker to take control of devices via Bluetooth, even when your unit is not in discoverable mode. Coming back to the update, in addition, it also includes the December security patch. Meanwhile, the December security patch has also started hitting Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ units in China. The update is…

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge updated with new mobile Hotspot APN support, AirWatch fix

AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge units on its network. Arriving as build number G930AUCU4BQK2 and G935AUCU4BQK2, respectively, and weighing in somewhere between 350MB and 400MB, the update brings along several changes. To start with, the update features support for new Mobile Hotspot APN. Then there is an AirWatch-related fix for enterprise customers. The update also include some improvements related to call and network performance. And lastly, Android security fixes for the month of November are also included in the update. For more…

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New Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge update on Verizon brings fix for KRACK exploit

As expected, Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network. Arriving as software version G930VVRU4BQK2 and G935VVRU4BQK2, respectively, the update fixes the Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue known as the KRACK vulnerability. In addition, the update also includes Android security fixes for November, bumping the security patch level to November 1. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device, so be patient. Source 1 2

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Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on AT&T getting new update

AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Samsung’s Galaxy S series flagship smartphones from last year. The update – arriving as version G930AUCS4BQJ2 for the S7 and G935AUCS4BQJ2 for the S7 edge – includes October security patch. In addition to the latest security fixes, the update also brings along fix for the BlueBorne vulnerability, which allows a remote attacker to take control of devices via Bluetooth, even if they’re not set in discoverable mode. The rollout stated late last week, so it shouldn’t be long before you get to a notification for the 135MB update on your device…

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New Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 edge update brings email improvements

Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network. The update – which arrives as software version G935VVRU4BQG1 for the former and G930VVRU4BQG1 for the latter – brings improvements related to the email app. Specifically, the update fixes the app’s sluggish behavior when running within the Knox container, a change aimed at Knox Business and Enterprise users. Release notes say this change has been done “while ensuring optimal performance and information security.” The Android security fixes for the month of July are also included in…

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Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on Sprint getting new update

A new update has started hitting the Sprint variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones. Weighing in at around 300MB, it brings the June Android security patch. The official changelog isn’t yet available, so it’s not known what other changes (if any) are included in the update. Given the fact that it’s an over-the-air roll out, it may take time for the update notification to pop up on your handset’s screen. Source | Via

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New Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 edge update fixes boot and Gear 360 connectivity issues

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Verizon’s network have started receiving a new update. Arriving as software version G930VVRU4BQF2 and G935VVRU4BQF2, the the firmware brings fixes to several issues, including those related to device boot and Gear 360 connectivity. Other issues that have been fixed are related to the Link Sharing app, MMS playback, visual voicemail playback, Google Maps, and VPN. Aside from this, all preloaded Google apps are now accessible in Easy Mode. And finally, there are also some performance improvements to Wi-Fi Calling. Source 1 2 | Via

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Security update hitting Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge on Rogers

Canadian carrier Rogers has updated its OS Upgrade Schedule to reflect that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network are getting a new security update. Aside from the flagship duo, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 units are also receiving a security patch. The Galaxy S6 flagship duo will get the next security update starting June 30, while Google’s Pixel phones will get the next patch starting July 3. Motorola Moto Z Play and LG V20 units on Rogers will start getting a security update June 27 and June 28 onwards, respectively. Source | Via

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