Good news for those of you have a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on the T-Mobile network. The March security update for Android is coming your way starting today via an OTA update. The update is small, sub-50MB, so it won’t take you long to download it although a restart is required of your phone during the update process. Once it is completed, you will be on the latest-and-greatest Marshmallow build. The versions you are looking for is G930TUVS2APB8 for both devices and T-Mobile is saying everyone will have it between now and March 25th.
This will be the first update to the S7 on T-Mobile while the S7 Edge did get an update earlier this week for another issue on that device. That update for your Edge owners did not contain the March update so you will want to get this one as well.
While these builds were likely in the works for several weeks, it is great… no, it is FANTASTIC, to see T-Mobile and Samsung gets this security update out so quickly on a device that was released just a few weeks ago. This is a far cry from how updates have happened in the past, typically taking months to get out to users. I really hope this is the trend going forward, not only for T-Mobile
and Samsung, but other carriers and manufactures. HTC has been the best at it from a manufacture’s perspective, but only on unlocked devices. For their part, T-Mobile has been churning out updates to the Nexus 6 on their network within a few weeks of unlocked devices getting the update so they are trying to do their part too.
Thanks to the team over at Phandroid, we now know that the Verizon versions of the S7 and S7 Edge will also be getting the March update tomorrow.