Samsung has released a new software update to their flagship smartphone; the S7 and S7 Edge. The South Korean giant seems quite invested in offering frequent updates on their premium handsets as they have been selling like hot cakes. The response of the new S Series handset was quite amazing this year, and that’s why the company seems to be taking care of their consumers feedback a lot.
This new 70.53MB and 73MB update apart from offering June security patch also offer new camera improvements reported by users in forums. The issue was after recording the video the playback was flickering, as well as the previews of specific routes were shown in red or green. They are now resolved. You can see in the screenshots the change log also stated there were some issue of accessing camera from S View cover.
Earlier, May 21, 2016 : Samsung has sent out another update to its flagship handsets; S7 and S7 Edge. This year company has been quite active since they launched the handset at MWC. The update fixes some issues and offers improvements for better performance as well. The update puts firmware version to FXXU1APE9 for both the handsets. The update size is of 353.80MB for Galaxy S7 and 332MB for Galaxy S7 Edge.
According to the change-log, the fixes include an issue with power saving mode not working when Google Now is running, as well as some users reported that first few seconds was flickering while playing recorded videos. While talking about the performance improvements, the icon location cycle has been changed to improve screen clarity when Always On Display is enabled. The Korean giant recently updated this feature separately.
Note that if you haven’t received the pop up for this update, then we urge to manually check for the update. You can do that by heading to About device section in the Settings app. The first option you’ll see is the Download updates manually, tapping on that will open a new update, now you have to confirm further to check for updates. Once it’s shown, it will start downloading the file. All you have to do is make sure the battery life on your device is more than 50%, as well as its connected to a Wi-Fi network. Unless you don’t mind those data charges for the download.
Earlier April 12, 2016 – Samsung has started to roll out a quick update to its flagship handset, the Galaxy S7 Edge, which fixes camera issues, add new edge panels and many more things. The latest OTA (Over-the-Air) from the South Korean giant is being rolled out to S7 Edge users around the world, where the device is available for purchase. The update size varies, in India its 164.97MB. If you have a Galaxy S7 Edge, we recommend checking manually on your handset if it hasn’t popped up yet.
Even with such small size, the company has packed in a lot of improvement, the brand isn’t known for frequent updates, but with feedback from consumers, they had to roll out this update as quick as possible. The camera improvements that you’ll see includes fixes like correction of minor distortion in wide-angle characteristics, as well as fixing of oversaturation of yellow in low-light captures.
The edge panel features that are new; CNN News, which is for selected regions like US< Canada, Australia, Singapore, India, South Africa and the Philippines. As well as touch-scrolling issues has been resolved, which was reported by many users. Earlier, there were some issue such as reconnecting to network and unscheduled rebooting, according to the change-log posted by the company, they have also been resolved. Few other fixes that are corrected includes data connection failures for running apps, while Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, both connected at the same time. The music player streaming was being interrupted via browsing through social media apps as been fixed too. The compass app was unusually using a lot of power while running in the background, it has been resolved now. Note that the battery percentage on your device should be more than 50% to go through this procedure of downloading and installation of the software update. If you have already finished installing this update, let us know your feedback of the same in the comments section below.