Samsung rolls out maintenance update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the UK

Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out a hefty update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in a few different regions, including China, India and the United States, and now the South Korean company has begun pushing out an identical upgrade — G930FXXU1APD3 and G935FXXU1APD3 — to unlocked and carrier-branded variants of the handsets in the United Kingdom.

This update transports a new feature that’s dedicated to correcting “skewed photos”, along with enhancements for the palm rejection functionality that ships on board the Galaxy S7 edge, which means that users should no longer find themselves opening up applications and placing calls when holding the device with their hand wrapped around the curved display.

Samsung has also baked Google’s latest Android security patch into the release, which is pretty ace as it positions both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge just two weeks behind the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in terms of security maintenance updates. Hopefully, the firm will stick to this timeframe in future as it would certainly alleviate frustration for many consumers.

To see if the upgrade is ready for your device, head into Settings, followed by About Device, locate and select Software Update, then hit the Update Now button. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification prompting you to download and install the update from Samsung’s servers.

Firmware Details:

Model nameGalaxy S7
CountryUnited Kingdom
VersionAndroid 6.0.1
Build dateThu, 07 Apr 2016 09:46:01 +0000
Product codeBTU
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