Android Central is reporting that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on AT&T are starting to see the May Android security update come to their devices. The update brings a handful of updates that I highlighted when it was released on the 2nd of this month but don’t expect to see any new major features with it. Interestingly, the AT&T support pages for the S7 series has not been updated yet to reflect this update has been released. Android Central users in their forums are reporting seeing the update on both devices.
The update on these devices, like most of the other devices, is pretty small and should not take too long to install. It will require you to reboot your phone so make sure you install the update when
it is downloaded to your phone you are at a point where you don’t need your phone for a few minutes. Once you are restarted, your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will have the latest security updates from Google for Android.
Probably the better news in this post is the fact that AT&T got the security update out just a couple of weeks after it was initially released. Carriers, and AT&T in particular, don’t have a great record for getting these kinds of updates out in a timely manner. However, with the S7 line up in particular, all of the carriers seemingly have picked up the pace on getting them done. That, ultimately, is the best thing for customers.
If you want to check for the update manually, you can go to Settings>About Phone>Software Update and check.