Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were launched on the market during the MWC in February 2016, while Galaxy S8 and S8 + were presented the following year, during an Unpacked event in New York. We are therefore talking about Android smartphones with more than 6 and 5 years on their shoulders respectively, and therefore outside the normal support period. It should also be considered that the manufacturer has only recently extended software support considerably, going from 2 major releases and 3 years of security patches to the current 4 major releases (with 5 years of patches) for some models.
Despite everything, the four Android smartphones are receiving new updates in these hours: this is obviously something important if the manufacturer has decided to once again get its hands on the devices (the latest updates date back to November 2020 for S7 and April 2021 for S8. ). For Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the G93 * FXXU8EVG3 firmware is coming, while for Galaxy S8 and S8 + the G95 * FXXUCDVG4 firmware: according to what we can read in the changelog and in the screenshot below, these bring the solution to a problem with the GPS , probably the same distributed aboard the Galaxy J7 in Asia and perhaps also coming to other smartphones, such as Galaxy S6. In case you're wondering, no news regarding security patches, but general performance improvements and system stability improvements are included.
How to update Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S8 and S8+
The updates above have already begun to peep out in our country starting with the non-brand models. To check the arrival of the latest firmware on Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + you can go to the system settings, following the path "Settings> Software updates> Download and install". In case of negative result we advise you to wait a few days and try again.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy