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Galaxy S7 Series, Now Only Will Get Security Update

The update categories of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which Samsung launched 3 years ago, have been reduced. The S7 series will no longer receive updates every 3 months.

Samsung has created three different update categories when updating its smart devices. South Korean technology giant, monthly updates to the latest phone, while the other phones will bring a quarterly update. Phones that remain outside these two groups and still receive support receive security updates whenever necessary. Samsung said today that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been downgraded and these devices will now only receive security updates.

What does this mean for the S7 and S7 Edge users? If you're still a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge user who has left behind three years, you won't be able to receive updates any more often, and instead of getting quarterly updates, you'll only get security updates if needed.

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This change is not surprising because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models are over three years old. What is surprising is that Samsung will continue to support these models. There are very rare devices supported in the Android world for three years and the S7 series is one of those rare models.