Samsung gets lot of stick for its inability to roll out updates on time, but the company has now started pushing out the June security updates to the Galaxy S7 Edge in Spain, if online reports are anything to go by. The update is now reportedly live for Galaxy S7 Edge handsets on a carrier called Orange in the Mediterranean country, but now that the new security patches have started rolling out, other models of the device are also expected to follow suit sooner rather than later, including the unlocked version. There are no reports currently about the Galaxy S7 either, although it shouldn’t be that long before the update hits that particular device as well.
While the update is now rolling out for Orange subscribers in the Southern European country, not everybody with a Galaxy S7 Edge from Orange will get their update notifications at once. Carriers and OEMs typically roll out updates – security or otherwise – in a phased manner, so it might take a while for the new software to be available for your particular device. While all Orange customers with carrier-locked Galaxy S7 Edge handsets are expected to start getting the update notification fairly soon, they should also be able to manually check for the availability of the latest security patches by going over to the ‘Settings’ menu on their phones, before scrolling down to select the ‘About Device’ option and tapping on the ‘Download Updates Manually’ button.
With security increasingly becoming one of the cornerstones of Android as a platform, it is indeed heartening to see that at least some manufacturers are taking such updates seriously, even though it’s a massive undertaking to roll out so many patches to so many models of so many different devices worldwide. While Android-baiters and security researchers alike have often raised serious and pertinent questions regarding Android security, Google has taken several steps over the past year to not just improve the security situation on its mobile OS, but also to reassure users that its platform is no less secure than any other competing platforms that are often touted as being more secured than Android. Either way, now that the Galaxy S7 Edge has started receiving the June security patches in one country, other variants of the device should hopefully start receiving the new software sooner rather than later.