Several AT&T subscribers who are using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones have reported receiving the May security patches.
AT&T is yet to publish a changelog and an official statement to confirm the details of the latest security patch. However, a quick peek at the smartphone's software menu reveals that the update is about 40 MB in size for both devices.
Users can manually check the incoming update by visiting the phone's Settings, selecting About Device and tapping the Software Update option.
Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in March and both devices have been positively received by Android fans and other smartphone users everywhere. In fact, the latest Samsung devices are two of the top-selling handsets in the United States, grabbing over 5.8 percent of the total market share in the first quarter of 2016 alone.
According to a report published by British consumer research company Kantar Worldpanel, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are expected to surpass the sales of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this present quarter.
However, like any other tech device, the latest Samsung handsets are not completely flawless. Tech Times reported some common user complaints on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, including an oversensitive touch screen display that accidentally opens and closes apps, the Bluetooth's intermittent connectivity, the devices' lack of adoptable storage, slow Wi-Fi connectivity, volume control issues, a camera that fails to launch and unresponsive buttons, among others.
Though an all-out fix is not feasible, Samsung is making strides to address the issues by working with major network carriers to deploy patches as quickly as possible.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones on T-Mobile received an update, which also activates the devices' dormant FM radio feature. The said update addresses the volume control issues that users have pointed out.
As everyone awaits the official statement from AT&T about the complete details of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge May security patch, Android fans are buzzing that the carrier is getting ready to launch yet another high-end Samsung handset on its network very soon.
The latest smartphone is said to be the Galaxy S7 Active, which according to leaked information online, is closely similar to the S7 edge in terms of specs, just more rugged. According to reports, the Galaxy S7 Active has "tougher polycarbonate construction, rubberized edges and physical buttons instead of the capacitive soft-keys." It is also waterproof and dustproof. Tech Times has published a similar story, providing the specs of the new handset ahead of the AT&T launch.