March Security Update Hits Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge In The UK

Samsung unveiled its two latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, at the Mobile World Congress trade show early last month in Barcelona, Spain. Both the devices have generated a lot of attention from the world media and although general sales started just earlier this month in most markets around the world, the smartphones are reportedly selling “above expectations†according to recent reports. Of course, a number of major carriers in the US are also offering attractive deals and discounts on the handsets, making them even more lucrative to buyers looking for a new, premium mobile phone. The devices went on sale earlier this month, and people have only just started getting their hands on them over the past few weeks or so.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 duo may be fairly new occupants of store shelves everywhere, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to be rolling out software updates to them. Especially if the update has anything to do with security. That being the case, media reports from earlier today seem to suggest that the ‘Edge’ variant of the Galaxy S7 is now picking up an important security update in the United Kingdom. The new software brings along the March security patches to the Galaxy S7 Edge and weighs in at about 74.34 MB, as per a published report. While there’s no report about the standard-issue Galaxy S7 receiving the same update currently, it is likely to happen at some stage over the next few days or so.

With every passing year, security is becoming a bigger concern with connected devices and while IoT devices in the past have taken a lot of heat for not being secured enough, good old smartphones, tablets and personal computers have also constantly been under threat of targeted or random attacks from not just cyber criminals per se, but also from nation states, if reports from cyber security experts are to be believed. It is only natural then that Google has started rolling out monthly security updates in recent times, and tier-1 manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC have been following suit, pushing out those updates to their premium devices globally.

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