We’re approaching mid-June and Verizon is pushing out Google’s monthly security update to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via Big Red. The June Android security update comes with patches for 21 security vulnerabilities, including “a critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.”
Luckily, no device has been affected by this vulnerability yet, but users should be cautious and when they receive the notification that the June Security Update is available for their Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, they should install it immediately. Verizon is rolling out software version MMB29M.G930VVRU2APE1 and in order to download the file, users must connect to a wireless network, in case they don’t have a connection to this cellular network. Also, before proceeding with the installation process, they should check the battery, to charge it if it has less than 80 percent juice left.
The update will be available over the air, which means that it will be rolled out in phases until all users will receive it. Those who are not patient can manually check for it by going to their phones’ Settings menu.
Verizon is selling the Galaxy S7 with a two-year contract and a monthly subscription of $28, while the retail price for this flagship is $672. The Galaxy S7 Edge costs $792, but it’s also available with a two-year contract and a monthly subscription of $33. the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch QHD screen and a 3000 mAh battery, while the Edge variant is a phablet with a 5.5-inch screen and a 3600mAh battery, but their internal hardware is identical: a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with a dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo CPU and a dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPU backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM or an Exynos 8890 chipset with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose CPU and a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by Mali-T880 MP12 graphics and 4GB of RAM. Both phones come with two variants of internal memories with capacities of 32GB and 64GB, which support expansion up to 256GB and have a 12MP camera on the back and a selfie camera with a resolution of 5MP.
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