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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge gets March security patch in U.K.

Samsung has begun rolling out Android’s March security patch for Galaxy S7 edge owners in the United Kingdom. The update, which is available to download over-the-air, also promises to improve performance and fix bugs.

This release weighs in at just over 74MB, and its build number varies depending on which software version you already have installed. It fixes 19 vulnerabilities in Android in total, six of which are considered “critical.”

When Google made the patch available for its Nexus devices, it explained that the most severe bug it has eliminated was a remote code execution vulnerability, which could have given hackers control of your device using a malicious MMS message.

Google insists that there’s no evidence that any of the vulnerabilities fixed this month were used by attackers to exploit Android devices, but as is always the case with security updates like this one, it’s best to install it as soon as possible to be safe.

Samsung’s release notes also promise further improvements to performance and stability, bug fixes, and “new and / or enhanced features.” However, there are no signs of new features at the moment. There’s no word on when this update will be available for Galaxy S7, either.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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