Android 6.0 Marshmallow security patches get delivered once a month to all the compatible devices across the globe. However, ahead of the usual monthly schedule, Samsung has apparently rolled out a new firmware update specific to the current-generation Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.
Usually, the firmware updates come with generic bug fixes and performance improvements as noted in the release notes. However, this time around, Samsung has sent out very specific bug fixes targeting only a couple of existing features. For instance, one of the fixes consists of improvements to screen clarity when making use of Samsung’s Always-On-Display, GSM Arena reported.
To top it off, Samsung has also fixed issues pertaining to cover recognition and flickering issue specific to video playback after recording. This update also fixes the problem where the power saving mode could not be turned off with Google Now running at the background. Sporadic issue that prevented the microSD card from saving files has also been fixed.
The file size of this update is 332 MB and 353 MB for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, respectively. Upon downloading and installing the firmware update, the devices should show the following software version: FXXU1APE9.
As the update is being rolled out in phases, all the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units should get the OTA notification in a couple of days. The other way is to navigate to phone’s Settings menu to check for the firmware update. However, Sam Mobile noted that Samsung Smart Switch is not rolling out the software package at this point.