For readers who have the Samsung Galaxy S7 through AT&T, there is a new and important software update rolling your way today. The new update brings several enhancements and new features including support for Wi-Fi calling. The updated build number is MMB29M and is available for the S7 and S7 Edge.
Wi-Fi calling is probably the most noticeable addition in this update which AT&T has brought to several of the phones on their network already. This feature is pretty self explanatory but it allows you to make calls over Wi-Fi (assuming the quality and strength of that Wi-Fi signal is acceptable). Think of it as mobile Voice over IP (VoIP).
Other changes in this updated build includes support IPME, the messaging platform over IP that AT&T
utilizes, and closely tied to that is the support for AT&T’s cloud messaging, AMBS Phase 3. The update also contains the July Android Security Updates so that along is reason enough to download the update.
The update weighs in at just over 550MB so you’ll want to be on Wi-Fi to download it. Once you do have it downloaded, it will take about 15-20 minutes to install including a reboot of your S7.
The OTA for the update will be coming to devices over the course of the next few days. You can, of course, manually check for it by going to Settings>About Phone>Software Update and check for the update. AT&T like most carriers phases these rollouts so it make take a bit of time before you can actually download it.
Full details of the release can be found on the AT&T support site.