The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have lived for a long time. The company has now stopped supporting its two smartphones released in 2016, which means that software updates will stop. The latest was offered last month with the latest security patch from Android.
Goodbye to the updates of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Both Galaxy S7 have had Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed and have had two major updates (Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 8.0 Oreo). Samsung then continued to offer updates, but only Android security updates. Google offers them every month, but few manufacturers make them available to their users every month. It is usually once every two months or quarterly. It turns out that these security updates will no longer be offered by Samsung for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Those who still use a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge today can continue to do so. They will not suddenly stop working. However, users should take into account that there will be no more security and that the new flaws discovered will not be plugged – unless it is a truly critical flaw.
What about the Galaxy S7 Active? It is still listed on the Samsung website and announced to receive updates quarterly. The smartphone should logically no longer be supported from June, since it was launched in June 2016.
It is worth mentioning that in February this year, Samsung has launched its new Galaxy S20 series flagship smartphones. It includes the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung’s new 5G phones went on sale at the end of February. But recently, a South Korean operator’s executive said that compared to the early sales of the previous generation S10, South Korean sales of the S20 have fallen by about 30%. This is due to the epidemic situation and the high prices.