11-01-2016 04:28 PM
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  1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    My international unlocked Galaxy S7 is still on the August Security Patch and GSM Arena is claiming that the S7 and S7 Edge are already getting the October Patch! What the heck is wrong with Samsung!!
    10-19-2016 07:35 AM
  2. dadathepanda's Avatar
    The update file burned with a Note 7
    10-19-2016 07:56 AM
  3. tunic330's Avatar
    They drop their last phones incredibly quickly. That is what bugs me when it comes to android. On iOS it is certain that your phone will get the latest updates just as fast as everybody else, and your 3 year old phone can almost always handle the new OS flawlessly. On android phones (including Samsung) the manufacturer just don't provide you with the latest updates. It kinda sucks.
    10-19-2016 07:57 AM
  4. Nubwy's Avatar
    They drop their last phones incredibly quickly. That is what bugs me when it comes to android. On iOS it is certain that your phone will get the latest updates just as fast as everybody else, and your 3 year old phone can almost always handle the new OS flawlessly. On android phones (including Samsung) the manufacturer just don't provide you with the latest updates. It kinda sucks.
    Another reason I am all in for a Pixel XL...
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    10-19-2016 09:50 AM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    It rolls out in batches through the countries, plus your carrier will modify your update and release it according to their own schedule, not Samsung's.
    10-19-2016 11:55 AM
  6. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    They drop their last phones incredibly quickly. That is what bugs me when it comes to android. On iOS it is certain that your phone will get the latest updates just as fast as everybody else, and your 3 year old phone can almost always handle the new OS flawlessly. On android phones (including Samsung) the manufacturer just don't provide you with the latest updates. It kinda sucks.
    Very true, this ticks me off man, the S7 is not an old phone by any means.

    Remember what happened to the Note 4? Same thing, they update it to Lollipop 5.0.1 which was very buggy and caused a huge battery drain compared to Kit Kat that was later fixed in Lollipop 5.1 but they didn't update the Note 4 to 5.1 for many months after the S5 and Note 5 were released to kinda force people to buy the next big thing.

    But the situation here is different, we've had reports twice now from GSM Arena that the s7 is getting the Sep security update and now the October security update but where is it!!!! I hate this, I keep checking for updates manually every hour it's getting boring.
    10-19-2016 12:04 PM
  7. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    It rolls out in batches through the countries, plus your carrier will modify your update and release it according to their own schedule, not Samsung's.
    even on an international unlocked version? why would my carrier have anything to do with it here?
    10-19-2016 12:05 PM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    even on an international unlocked version? why would my carrier have anything to do with it here?
    Are you in the US? Not really sure how it works in the US. I hear stuff about needing to activate the phone on the network and stuff. In other countries you just pop a sim ans you're good. I'm not in the US and I get monthly updates no problems, although it's a bit late since I get them 3rd week of every month, but as I have a carrier branded device it seems expected.
    10-19-2016 04:26 PM
  9. ssj100's Avatar
    Given my S7 has been running very smoothly over the last 6 months, I don't really care much whether it updates or not. What exactly are the benefits of getting updates when everything is running well? Aside from security? And is security really that important on Android for the "average" user?

    Sometimes updates can break something and cause things to not run as smoothly. The latest AOD update is an example - I prefer the previous version of AOD and now I can't (easily) rollback to it - uninstalling the update via the usual/normal method causes a rollback of the App to factory settings.
    10-19-2016 04:56 PM
  10. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Boy. Some people sure get impatient waiting for a minor update.
    Checking every hour seems to be OCD about it.
    10-19-2016 07:02 PM
  11. auditman's Avatar
    Mine is international version and already got Sept patch.
    10-19-2016 07:16 PM
  12. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Are you in the US? Not really sure how it works in the US. I hear stuff about needing to activate the phone on the network and stuff. In other countries you just pop a sim ans you're good. I'm not in the US and I get monthly updates no problems, although it's a bit late since I get them 3rd week of every month, but as I have a carrier branded device it seems expected.
    I'm in Dubai
    10-20-2016 02:12 AM
  13. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Boy. Some people sure get impatient waiting for a minor update.
    Checking every hour seems to be OCD about it.
    I want the update badly because the last August update caused the cell reception and Wifi to become really bad
    10-20-2016 02:14 AM
  14. Cakefish's Avatar
    September patch here unlocked model in UK. No October one yet.

    They roll it out to different countries at different times unfortunately.
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    10-21-2016 02:37 AM
  15. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    September patch here unlocked model in UK. No October one yet.

    They roll it out to different countries at different times unfortunately.
    still no update here in Dubai on my International Unlocked S7, running the buggy August patch with bad cell reception / radio file and intermittent wifi disconnections
    10-23-2016 10:01 AM
  16. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    still no update, October's almost over and I'm running the freakin' August Security patch
    10-24-2016 06:48 PM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    You could try contacting your region's Samsung team. AFAIK they have Twitter.
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    10-24-2016 07:21 PM
  18. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    You could try contacting your region's Samsung team. AFAIK they have Twitter.
    now I know why I don't have the updates, it's because I have the darn dual sim model!
    10-26-2016 03:57 PM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    now I know why I don't have the updates, it's because I have the darn dual sim model!
    You mean that dual sim is the default for your region? That would imply that you hqve a gray import.
    10-26-2016 07:16 PM
  20. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    You mean that dual sim is the default for your region? That would imply that you hqve a gray import.
    they only sell the dual sim models here in Dubai from all major retailers and carriers
    10-27-2016 06:33 AM
  21. chanchan05's Avatar
    Not really. I'm using a dual SIM model and I have the September patch. It's a carrier branded device though, so I typically get the patches 2-4wks late.
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    10-27-2016 06:44 AM
  22. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Not really. I'm using a dual SIM model and I have the September patch. It's a carrier branded device though, so I typically get the patches 2-4wks late.
    I just got the October Patch finally on my Galaxy S7 Dual Sim / International Unlocked version in Dubai!! w00t w00t! Now I can have a party!
    11-01-2016 07:26 AM
  23. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    I was going to post a similar question. I have a G930F on BTU simfree in the UK.

    If I look at Sammobile, Samsung has released 2 updates in March, 1 in April, 1 in July, 1 in Septemeber. They missed May, June, August and October.

    Now compare that to the UK Carrier Vodafone. They have an update out every month since March. I thought unlocked was supposed to be first with updates? Not the case with this phone, they release an update every other month.
    11-01-2016 08:42 AM
  24. chanchan05's Avatar
    I was going to post a similar question. I have a G930F on BTU simfree in the UK.

    If I look at Sammobile, Samsung has released 2 updates in March, 1 in April, 1 in July, 1 in Septemeber. They missed May, June, August and October.

    Now compare that to the UK Carrier Vodafone. They have an update out every month since March. I thought unlocked was supposed to be first with updates? Not the case with this phone, they release an update every other month.
    Probably depends on the local Samsung branch. I mean Samsung develops for unbranded devices, then sends it off to carriers for distribution. Carriers can't have a firmware update if Samsung didn't build for the unbranded ones, because unbranded firmware is what Samsung gives the carriers for them to 'brand'.

    Personally I've received an update every month. A bit delayed though since I got the October patch on the last day of October, but monthly nonetheless. Although I am using a carrier branded device.
    11-01-2016 09:09 AM
  25. monicakm's Avatar
    My last (Verizon) update was Sept 23. I hope the next update fixes the battery problem that I've had since Sept's update!
    11-01-2016 09:53 AM
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