A page turns for the Galaxy S7 and its cousins S7 + and S7 Edge. Four years after their launch, the brand has now removed these models from the list of Samsung smartphones who will receive updates in the future.
The Samsung website dedicated to Android security updates has been updated, and no longer lists the Galaxy S7, S7 +, S7 Edge. Only the Galaxy S7 Active remains supported for possible security updates.Read also:
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If this news will not fail to upset the owners of said smartphone, Samsung has kept its promise and fulfilled its part of the contract. The South Korean manufacturer guarantees four years of software support on its smartphones. Four years which, in the case of the Galaxy S7, have now expired.
But it must be said that the Galaxy S7 already no longer receives new versions of Android since 2018. Indeed, only Google and OnePlus update their smartphones to the new major versions of Android for three years. Samsung is limited to two years. Less regular updates follow, intended to address any security vulnerabilities or various malfunctions.
But all is not lost for Galaxy S7 users. If Samsung will no longer deign to keep them up to date in the future, the Android community will do so for it. The XDA forums are chock-full of alternative ROMs and especially versions of LineageOS that can let you upgrade your Galaxy S7 to the latest version of Android.
Source : security.samsungmobile.com