No more Samsung updates: two popular Galaxy smartphones are losing support
After around four years, Samsung has largely abandoned update support for the two popular smartphones Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: in future, both cell phones will only be equipped with the security updates that are very important for device balance in exceptional cases. More on this in the further text.
At Samsung, a rough schedule for the updates of the Galaxy smartphones has emerged over the years: New devices usually receive the major Android updates with new functions and features about two years after their release – the Google security updates, on the other hand, usually still come about three years on the devices.
In the past, Samsung has occasionally made exceptions for its high-end devices; For example, the S series smartphones often received the security updates for longer than three years. The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge also fell into this category – almost four years after the release in June 2016, Samsung’s mobile phones were also equipped with the important security updates.
Now the two phones in the S7 range are no longer supported: In Samsung’s list of smartphones that receive the April security update, both phones are no longer listed.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Support ends four years after release.
Both smartphones had received the March 2020 security patch last month – the last one that the S7 and S7 Edge were installed with.
In the event of a serious security breach, however, it is possible that the S7 and S7 Edge will still receive a security patch; the previous model Galaxy S6 also received such an update. Only the regular updates will be suspended by Samsung from now on.