Verizon and T-Mobile are updating Samsung's newer flagships to the Android security patch for July

Verizon and T-Mobile are updating Samsung's newer flagships to the Android security patch for July
Verizon is now sending the July Android security patch for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 edge+

In the Uncarrier camp, T-Mobile users rocking the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are now seeing the same update; T-Mobile has already updated the S7 and S7 edge to the Android security patch for the month of July.

It looks like Big Red has made a habit out of quickly releasing the July security patches for Samsung's newer flagship smartphones. Last month, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge received the Android security update for the month of June on the 8th of the month.

This time around, more days have passed in the month but the urgency is still acceptable given Verizon's record. The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge received their July Android security update a few days ago, along with a number of Samsung's more modern smartphones.

It doesn't like the update that Verizon is now sending to its variants of the S7, S7 edge, Note 5, and S6 edge+ contain anything else than the July patch. T-Mobile says that bug fixes are included in the OTA it is now pushing to the Note 5 and the S6 edge+.

Is anyone surprised to see that Verizon and timely smartphone updates can now be used in the same sentence without jumping into the realms of fantasy?

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4 Comments

1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Verizon should always be first to send security patches out of all US carriers being their prices are tragic.

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

LOL T-mobile Note 5 is still on the April patch, asked T-mobile and they said there's no update out for my device :P

3. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I have a Note 5 on T-Mobile and so does my partner. We both got the update last night. Those reps must have no clue what they're talking about. On mine it didn't auto download, or at least I didn't wait for it, I went into settings and checked for updates and it installed. Was about 309MB or so.

4. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Terribly written article. "It looks like Big Red has made a habit out of quickly releasing the July security patches for Samsung's newer flagship smartphones." How can you make a habit of releasing a single month's security patch? "Last month, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge received the Android security update for the month of June on the 8th of the month." "For the month" and "of the month" used in the same sentence makes for a harsh read. "This time around, more days have passed in the month but the urgency is still acceptable given Verizon's record." Appreciated is the word you were looking for, not acceptable. "The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge received their July Android security update a few days ago, along with a number of Samsung's more modern smartphones." The s7 recieved an update and a number of smartphones?! Should have used "and so did" not "along with" or said the s7 and a number of.... recieved their.... "It doesn't like the update" Who cares whether it likes the update or not? Look like*

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