Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates tweak software, help protect waterproofing

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates tweak software, help protect waterproofing
Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are already two of this year's most popular new smartphones, and they're only getting better with age, as the arrival of new software updates continue to stamp-out bugs, improve system stability, and deploy new features. We just told you about the latest updates rolling out for GS7 and GS7 edge users on T-Mobile, delivering things like FM radio support. Now it's Verizon's turn for some Galaxy S7 update action, as the carrier gets starts delivering some updates of its own.

Verizon just published the changelogs for the software updates on both phones, including things like an improved Always on Display clock roaming display when you're traveling to new time zones, an improved interface for analyzing app performance and memory consumption (helping you spot any problem software), and bugfixes galore.

The Galaxy S7 edge gets some unique enhancements of its own, including quick-glance events for the Calendar Edge panel and an expanded “new features” section to help explain some of the phone's capabilities to curious users.

These updates are also doing what they can do make sure that all Samsung's work in bringing back waterproofing to the Galaxy S family isn't going wasted. The new software for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge delivers messages to remind users to keep their SIM/microSD tray tightly sealed, helping to keep any moisture outside, and not sneak through a crack in the phone's waterproofing armor.

By all means, pop that tray open and equip your flagship with a nice, big microSD card befitting its majesty – just make sure you snugly secure it afterward.


source: Verizon (GS7 | GS7 edge) via Android Central

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No FM radio for Verizon? The wife will be disappointed.

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Verizon has always suppressed FM radio functionality on smartphone devices that otherwise had the required hardware to make use of FM bands.....

5. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not true. I had it on my Samsung Omnia, and I believe also the Omnia II.

9. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

But that was long before the increase in overall data streaming in America.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

So do phones have correct fm radio hardware but no apps for it or something? Always wandered what's that about.

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

All phones have FM receivers. They are integrated in the bluetooth chip, wifi chip or SoC. Here's the but: only a minority of the phones have the FM antenna pin connected to the wired headset. E.g. all Exynos variants of the S7E (which are not sold in Europe, so american carries don't have anything to do with it, it's Samsung's own greedy decision to do it) have the pin grounded. This is obvious at hardware level, so it will never ever work.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

The W.I.F.E.

10. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

A little bonus update For those Verizon Galaxy S7 users who are unaware http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/latest-verizon-update-galaxy-s7-galaxy-s7-edge/ not mentioned in the change log. please share your thoughts about this service.

6. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I have the app key auto-clicking issue. The issue persists after the latest update and even after factory reseting 5 times. I didn't see this issue being addressed in this update, so maybe mine is defective?

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Probably defective yeah return it on warranty.

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