June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and  S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

As usual, the changelog doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed for security reasons. In addition to the June security patch, the update also includes stability and performance optimizations and bug fixes. 
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Deal: Get a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the UK

One of the best-selling Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has been the subject of many deals and promotional offers right after the Galaxy S8’s market launch.

If you’re not really into Samsung’s new flagship or can’t afford to buy one, you could settle with the company’s last year’s top-tier smartphone, the Galaxy S7. You could even take advantage of a new offer provided by Samsung UK until the end of the month.

For each Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge that you purchase in the UK, you’ll be getting a free Gear Fit2. The promotion is valid from June 1 to …

T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both receive May security update

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge should feel a little more secure to its owners following an OTA update sent out to the two handsets. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930TUVS4BQE1 while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935TUVS4BQE1. For some reason, T-Mobile’s support pages do not reflect either one.

Once the update arrives on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, users need to make sure that they are connected to a Wi-Fi network. If a Wi-Fi connection cannot be made, users should make sure that they are receiving a strong …

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" says the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge screen is the "Display of the Year" from the Society for Information Display

Samsung’s Quad-edge flexible AMOLED display, like the one employed by last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, has won an award from the Society for Information Display (SID). As far as the tech industry is concerned, this is a pretty big deal. According to SID, the display is one of two winners chosen as Displays of the Year, and is “Granted to display products that incorporate the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Samsung Display has a nice history with its older flexible displays. A curved AMOLED display won SID Display of the year in 2013, and two years …

The Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung phone in the world according to a study

We always knew the Galaxy S7 was a hit, but we didn’t knew it was to such an extent. According to advertising agency ScientiaMobile’s Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) for Q1 2017, the S7 generates more mobile browsing than any other Samsung device in the world. This means it is, literally, the most used Samsung smartphone right now.

Will the Galaxy S8 end up with the same fate? It may take some time. Previously, it wasn’t the Galaxy S6, but rather the Galaxy S5 that was the most used Samsung device in the world, and its hegemony was as recent as March this year.

This probably has something …

Report says Samsung has sold over 55 million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge handsets

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are getting all of the attention, don’t forget that Samsung’s previous generation flagship handsets were pretty popular in their own rights. In fact, according to Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge have now sold in excess of 55 million units combined from their release date of March 12th, 2016. For the first quarter, 7.2 million units of the pair were rung up by Samsung.

Now that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available with a beautiful new design (and an expensive price tag), the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy …

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can now be updated to Android Nougat

If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (in the US), we’ve got great news: your smartphone can finally be updated to Android Nougat. While the new update is not yet available to download over the air, you can download it manually via Samsung’s Smart Switch software.

If, for some reason, you don’t have Smart Switch (although you should, as owner of a Galaxy S7), you can download the software on your PC or Mac via the second source link below. Once you have Smart Switch on your computer, connect your phone, open the application, and you should see a notice …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on sale for just $475 on eBay

Now that Samsung made its new flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ available on the market, we can finally have some meaningful deals on the previous models, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

Like the promotion currently running on eBay, which offers the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge for just $475 outright. The Galaxy S7 edge is available for purchase in the United States for $600, but you’ll be saving $125 if you get it from eBay.

Keep in mind though that the eBay retailer is selling the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Duos, which will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile …

DEAL: Pick up the Samsung Galaxy S7 for $480 from Best Buy

So maybe you’re not mesmerized by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. If finding a high-end handset that fits your budget is at the top of your to-do list, you might want to consider Best Buy’s sale on the Samsung Galaxy S7. Yes, we know that the number 7 comes before 8, but we also know that $480 comes well before $720. And with this deal, you will be paying $240 less for a handset that is still powerful enough to handle all tasks thrown at it.

If you’re a Verizon or Sprint customer, you can now snatch a 32GB Galaxy S7 for $19.99 a month over 24 months. If you pay AT&T monthly …