It seems that Samsung is impatient, because it didn’t want to wait a few more days to roll out the June Android security update to its latest flagships. Owners of the unlocked version of Galaxy S7 edge have received the upcoming monthly security update in advance, and most likely, other mobile devices will follow.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the South Korean manufacturer is rolling out Android patches ahead of time, as in April, the Galaxy Note 4 owners have received the May security enhancements in advanced. Now, the Galaxy S7 Edge owners who live in Spain are the lucky ones, as they were the first users to get the June Android security update, although Google hasn’t provided yet the complete list of fixed bugs.
We remind you that in May Android security update, Google has patched 40 critical vulnerabilities and we’ll remind you a few of them:
High: Bug 26636060 (it affected the audio subsystem and allowed a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code in the context of the kernel); Bug 27942588 (it was used to gain elevated capabilities from the likes of Signature and SignatureOrSystem); Bug 27411268 (it enabled a proximity attack to execute arbitrary code during the Bluetooth pairing process); Bug 27371366 (it caused newlines output while writing to the Wi-Fi config file); Bugs 27533704, 27568958, 27569635, 27597103 and 27662364 (they affected the mediaserver and enabled local malicious applications to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel).
Critical: Bugs 26754117 and 26764809 (they enabled a malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel); Bug 27275324 (it allowed malicious applications to execute arbitrary code within the kernel); Bug 27449871 (it enabled a local malicious application to access data beyond its permission levels) etc.
Galaxy S7 Edge – Specs
This phablet that costs around $700 has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution, it’s available in two variants of configurations: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz and two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz, or an Exynos 8890 chipset with four Mongoose cores running at 2.3GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.6GHz. Both variants support 4GB of RAM and the internal memory is either 32GB or 64GB, but users can add a microSD card and expand the capacity up to 200GB. On the rear side, it has a 12MP camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and features such as phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash, while the front camera is 5MP. The battery is very generous in juice, having a capacity of 3600mAh.
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