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Samsung is rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in multiple regions across the globe. Word of the report first came in from the United Kingdom. It brings several camera fixes for the handsets as well as updates the device to the June security patch. That’s an important addition for users in the UK as they never got the May security patch.
Several users are reporting that AT&T has started rolling out the latest security update to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge units on its network. The update bumps the device’s security patch level to the month of May.
Verizon released an OTA update before two days for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that adds some minor features and fixes several bugs. However, users have noticed that the update also installs a service called DT Ignite that allows carriers to quietly install bloatware. This addition went unmentioned in Verizon’s release notes, but fortunately is easy to disable.
The update includes enhancements for the palm rejection functionality that ships on board the latter handset; meaning that users should no longer find themselves accidentally tapping icons when their hand is wrapped around the curved display.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners in the UK are currently receiving a maintenance update for their devices that brings better touch response and camera fixes. It seems to be the same software update that rolled out earlier this week to Galaxy owners in the U.S. and China, although the build number is slightly newer.
Interested in getting more than one Samsung Galaxy S7 handset while paying only for the price of one? If you are, Following steps of other carriers, Sprint and Verizon have started offering the BOGO deal in the US.
According to a report from Reddit, it seems that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners who bought their phone from Verizon have discovered that the app does not come preloaded on the phone, meaning that it looks like for now, Verizon might have suspended support for the service. This is objectively dumb. Searching the Play Store or Galaxy Apps from Verizon’s S7 or S7 edge for “Samsung Pay” yields no results. However the good news is that not all is lost as users can easily sideload the app if they wish to use it.