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Small but "urgent" update sent to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Even though the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge weren't supposed to be shipped until March 11th, some pre-orders have already been sent to eager buyers of Samsung's new top-shelf models. Some owners of the Galaxy S7 edge are reporting that they have already received an update for the device.

A notice for the small update (3.32MB) mentions that the edge screen was the only part of the phone affected by it. And to avoid the use of your precious data, it is suggested that you be connected to a Wi-Fi network while downloading and installing the update, which has been characterized as being "urgent" by Samsung. The manufacturer goes on to suggest that the task be completed to "prevent errors from occurring."

One possibility is that the update adds support for certain apps which can be used along the curved edge of the handset's touch screen. And with some complaining that the edge is so sensitive that they accidentally activate apps when merely holding the device in their hands, it is possible that the update has something to do with that issue.

If your Galaxy S7 edge is already in your possession, keep an eye peeled for this urgent update. It shouldn't take up that much of your day to make sure that the edge screen on your unit is properly working.

A small update has been sent out for the edge screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

A small update has been sent out for the edge screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


source: AndroidHeadlines

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posted on 09 Mar 2016, 16:53 11

1. phonehome (Posts: 487; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Maybe to help with the reported mediocre battery life?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:02 4

2. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Mediocre? Do you mean good to average?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:13 12

4. aho13 (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


maybe you mean the excellent !

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 18:48 4

13. Johnnokia (Posts: 1061; Member since: 27 May 2012)


No it is not excellent. Even Engadget claimed the battery life is not as good as expected. However, I'm still waiting for the most reliable battery test from GSMArena.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:19 3

17. aho13 (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I don't care much about reviews now ,I've received my exynos s7 edge on 08.03 and battery life is impressive and not only battery the phone overall is excellent.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:22 1

19. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


definitely not as good as Eldar's S7 3-days-battery-life-with-75%-brightness. lol

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:30 2

20. aho13 (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


and I can't talk about benchmarks or battery tests but I can top 6 hours of screen on time when I used to get 4 hours from my samsung note 4 which scores better than s7 edge according to Phonearena . so definitely as my s7 edge unit goes , battery life is the best I 've had in a phone .

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 10:13

30. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I'd also wait for the full Anandtech results to come in rather than trust PA or Engadget which tend to give odd battery life readings in a few reviews. Phonescoop is also pretty good.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:26 11

6. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Mediocre? I get almost 7hrs of sot. How his that mediocre? You have the s7 edge?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:04 1

16. kajam (Posts: 189; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


I get awesome battery life after disabling app like Facebook and Amazon also WiFi scanning

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:29

14. xondk (Posts: 1203; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Battery life is quite good on mine, but it is possible that may vary from hat I've read its to do with android 6.0.1 that is having an issue with 'some' setups? but could be it fixes it too.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:51 1

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11342; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Isn't the only thing that's mediocre.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 21:52

31. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 438; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's an urgent release put together with the intents of fixing some errors that can occur with the s7 edge.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:10 4

3. AlikMalix (Posts: 5069; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Why cant samsung use this method to push updates bypassing the carriers... why oh why?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:27 4

7. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Because the carrier has to approve it.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:45 3

10. Subie (Posts: 458; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


If all the manufacturers banded together it would be accomplished quite quickly

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:26 2

5. aho13 (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I've the Exynos s7 Edge no updates received till now, and yes the edge is sensitive but not a bad thing it is a part of the screen and should be sensitive it takes time to get used to I think it adapt to touch when holding the device , nothing to complain about this phone till now .

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 20:36 1

15. xondk (Posts: 1203; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Same here, though personally I think the edge is a bit too sensitive, I think it depends on the size of your hands. That said enjoying it thoroughly and no real complaint, and if this fixes that, it is a nice thing for me.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:36

8. kevv2288 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


Will tmobile have s7 edges in store on Friday? I pre ordered mine on 2/27 and finally just got a status update yesterday saying they are waiting for more phones from samsung and it should ship between 3/11 and 3/14.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:38 2

9. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


I still don't see no real purpose for a edged screen just like a curved TV people will buy anything these days

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 18:41 4

12. geordie8t1 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Nov 2015)


its more for aesthetics to be something different from the other standard shaped phones.....mission accomplished i reckon, phone design has stagnated and this is at least a little redesign to prolong the current design life, i also think that these devices are early generations of devices that will one day have a continual screen around both the front and the back before the eventual flexible bendy screens in my opinion of course

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 17:55 3

11. rick_mobile (Posts: 216; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


I played with one today. Feel really nice in the hand. A lot Better than the s6 edge plus.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:19 1

18. Derekjeter (Posts: 810; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


In the last two days I've turned off my Nexus 6p to use the S7 edge and after 5 hours of heavy use its down to 5 percent or less. My Nexus usually gets me the same amount. I hope it gets better for the S7 since I know I've probably used it a bit more getting to know it but for the size of the battery it's should give me more hours. I do hope it gets better since I love the speed in which all the apps open and work, it's the first Galaxy that doesn't stutter. This thing is super fast.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 21:50

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11342; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


"it's the first Galaxy that doesn't stutter. This thing is super fast."

That's been said since the Note 4. If that's the biggest feature of a new Samsung phone then it's obviously a sign that it's time to overhaul the bloated TouchWiz.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 22:07 2

23. Derekjeter (Posts: 810; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I had the Note 5 and the S6, I always try all the phones out for about a 2 or 3 weeks and all of them stutter and lag. I hate TW so I always download Nova launcher, I haven't done yet on this phone. Hopefully it stays quick and responsive as I really want to keep it as a daily driver since the camera is f@cking amazing. The pictures between my Nexus and this phone are night and day.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 23:20

24. My1cent (Posts: 342; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I think camera app is too bad(ass) for your battery!

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 01:41

27. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11342; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I like Nova Launcher, but nothing can wash the stench of TouchWiz away.

It's hard to like Android phones like the Galaxy phones because of bloatware and the lack of updates.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 23:23

25. iampun33t (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


I am really skeptical about spending almost $900 for the S7 Edge in India. I am loving everything I hear about it but then the N Developer Preview drops and suddenly I cannot justify the price of S7. Suddenly the Nexus 6P for $620 looks more appealing..!! What do you guys suggest??

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 00:38

26. nithyakr (Posts: 148; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


If you care about the Software updates more than the Hardware and the design Go for a Nexus. Otherwise Go for the Samsung. Its the best Hardware that Android has to Offer.

- This is from a Previously Android User, Now moved to iPhones to get the Software updates with Good Hardware.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 06:57

28. artixine (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)


Bad battery life ?? What a freaking joke.,tell me about battery life on the s6 with lollipop 5.1.1 this was a real joke. Since the MM update i get about 3h SoT and i'm extremely happy with this. And yet some here are complaining of 6h SoT. I tell you one thing, i'm def buying the s7 edge mainly for the huge battery compared to my s6. (Uneless reliable reviews conclude to bad battery life with reliable tests, unlike the review of PA wich is really biased: if you pay attention you'll notice that they simply copy/paste their conclusions on battery life of the s7 to the s7edge, completely disregarding the bigger battery lol)

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 10:07

29. Mreveryphone (Posts: 403; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Battery life on mine is stellar.

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