Good news this morning for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on the AT&T network. There is a new update to Android Marshmallow available for each device that among other things brings you the April Security Update for Android. The update has been released by the carrier and it will take a few days for the update to come to everyone on the network but when it does, you’ll have the latest update from Google along with a few other tweaks from AT&T themselves.
For Galaxy S7 and S7 owners, the build you are looking for is build MMB29M.G930AUCU2APD1 and it will be between 131-190MB in size, so not super huge. When you get the update, you will
have the April Security update along with improved home and volume key responsiveness, improved Wi-Fi performance using BTLE and a new DTV widget added to the home screen. All the details of the update can be found here on the AT&T site for the S7 and can be found here for the S7 Edge.
You can manually check for the update by going to Settings>About Phone>Software Update on either of the devices but again, it may take a few days before everyone sees it comes to theirs. Once the download is available, you will have to be on Wi-Fi to download it and it will require a reboot of your phone during the install process.
The pressure to keep Android up-to-date on devices has been applied by Google on manufactures and carriers and overall they have responded well. AT&T in the past has been notoriously slow about getting updates out but credit where it is due: On the Galaxy S7 lineup they have been pretty fast about getting updates out. Hopefully this bodes well for the future as updated devices on their network are more secure and a better experience for their customers.