The impressive and powerful Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are two of the best smartphones on the market, but they still have their share of problems. Today though, a huge update is rolling out with loads of fixes. Starting first with T-Mobile, and owners can expect it to arrive on other carriers soon. Read on for all the details and bug fixes.
After the Galaxy S7 release date millions of users started enjoying it, which lead to more and more issues being mentioned in forums and on social media. From laggy performance at times, choppy slow-motion recording on the Snapdragon model, battery life, and general stability like freezing or reboots.
Our own Galaxy S7 Edge appears to perform quite excellent, but there are still countless issues being reported. Above are a few details regarding how to improve battery life, and that’s just one of many big fixes that all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners can expect starting today, and in the coming weeks.
The biggest complaints we’ve seen have been regarding battery life, devices freezing or becoming unresponsive, as well as a few big issues with slow motion regarding being janky and stuttering, rather than a slow and smooth video. That said, Samsung took it a step further and added tons of changes, improved multiple aspects, and quickly released the latest April security patches right from Google.
Meaning the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on T-Mobile will be performing at its best once this update arrives, and the same can be expected for owners on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and others in the near future.
So what’s new and improved or what has Samsung changed? A lot. The changelog below comes from T-Mobile, and will be similar with slight changes for other carriers once those arrive later this week.
Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Software Update
- Enhanced voice services
- Samsung Pay updates
- Various system improvements
- The stability of Recording video has been improved
- Overall device performance has been improved
- Battery life has been optimized
- The security of your device has been improved
- Device stability improvements, bug fixes
Going over all the details it looks like Samsung’s made changed to improve S-Voice, although most owners probably use Google voice or Google Now. Samsung Pay has been improved and updated. The company and T-Mobile made significant system improvements, and the big one, stability of recording video has been improved.
We can also expect overall device performance to be better across the board, battery life has been optimized, which should hopefully deliver better performance and longer lasting battery life. Then as mentioned above Samsung is already pushing out the latest April security patch for Android. Google released April patches today as well, so Samsung is on the ball when it comes to device security.
Then last but not least we have the usual “device stability improvements and bug fixes”. This is something we see on every changelog, but it’s an important step during the first major software update after launch. Samsung has fined tuned all the hardware, software, camera, and overall system for an improved experience.
Looking at the T-Mobile support pages these updates are both rather large. Coming in at over 200MB for the Galaxy S7, and around 150MB for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Meaning these are rather big with lots of changes and improvements across the board.
Owners with a T-Mobile Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge can head into Settings > Device > scroll down to About Phone > and check for updates manually. Otherwise, an over the air update notification should appear soon for all users.
T-Mobile is the only carrier to make an announcement, but with the April security patch and all these bugs being squashed, expect similar announcements from all major carriers in the coming days or weeks. If you received the update drop us a comment below with any notable changes, or improvements.