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Samsung rolls out an urgent software update for the Galaxy S7 edge

If you’re one of those lucky customers who have received their units prior to the official March 11 release date then you might want to keep an eye out for an update notification. Samsung has released an urgent software update for the Galaxy S7 edge. The update itself is marked as urgent but the changelog doesn’t reveal much about what this 3.32MB update actually fixes. The changelog only mentions “Edge screen,” it’s likely that Samsung is adding more app support to the Edge screen since lack of app support has been called out in multiple reviews of the new flagship.

It’s unclear what’s wrong with the Edge screen feature on Samsung’s latest flagship that needs to be fixed urgently. Samsung hasn’t provided any more details about this. If you have the Galaxy S7 edge head over to the Settings app and hit the Software Update button to check if your handset has the update. Users may also see an update notification pop up when it goes live in their region.

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David Berry
David Berry

Probably just make the aod move around more as so many people burn in their edge displays running the screen at full brightness. Or just added functionality but it is the major issue I see on edge display phones from samsung besides the obvious cracking from drops

John Johnjonson
John Johnjonson

My update notification says “People edge”. Doesn’t say urgent though, merely important. However, no way to decline – keeps appearing again in a short while. Really stubborn son of a cat!

yogihoy
yogihoy

I just had an android ipfate on mine…in the 30 mb region

BlackKnight23
BlackKnight23

There is an update but its not a firmware update, its a Galaxy App edge panel update. Go to Galaxy app, search the word edge and see if it shows up to date. It may have updated automatically.

sputnik99
sputnik99

No update in Germany yet. I hope it resolves the touchscreen issues. I am having problems to touch the left side of the touch screen near the edgde screen,i.e. when using the keyboard and want to use the “q” (german layout, most left letter) or the “1”. maybe the rest of my palm touches the screen at the same time on the right side, but this is really annoying. I think I don’t have small hands but I can’t use the keyboard one handed this way.

any details about the fw version number?

melvarius
melvarius

this must be a hoax. samsung… fast updates… nah definitly a hoax lmao

yogihoy
yogihoy

Wrong lol

amarpra
amarpra

Forgetting our Galaxy s6 edge (SM-925i) model to update 6.0.1 by Samsung.

djshotty
djshotty

What hope do owners of the International variant of S6 and S6 Edge have for getting Marshmallow, when Samsung can’t even get the OS running properly on their brand new flagship?

for3st
for3st

cannot say much did not received any update here in Germany.. got the unlock s7edge black version here.-

seanroberts1
seanroberts1

my Update was only 1mb in size and all it did was remove the samsung pay, but I had a 3mb update as soon as i started my phone for the first time when I had it. I’m on three in the uk and their phones are all unlocked

j2001m
j2001m

In the uk, it just removed the Samsung pay icon and added the upday icon
It’s uk sim free