The launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge took place three years ago, which means that they have fulfilled excessively with the periods set by Samsung in terms of security and operating system updates.
As many of our readers will know, the main sellers of Android smartphones are committed to offering operating system updates for two years and security updates for three years, a program that has also been applied to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, although in a very particular way.
The South Korean giant has confirmed that both terminals will no longer receive new security updates quarterly, and obviously will not release new versions of Android for these smartphones, but, interestingly, this does not mean that they will be completely abandoned and without support.
Currently, Samsung has three different levels of security update delivery. The first one is the most favorable for the user, since it implies the launch of new security updates on a monthly basis, although it is limited to the most current terminals. In the second step, we have the quarterly security updates, which is where the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were until now, and finally, we have a third level that is now passed to both terminals, and that limits the security patches to launches «Occasional».
The South Korean giant does not specify exact deadlines for the arrival of security updates at that third level, but it is more likely that they will be limited to one or two a year. However, there is no doubt that it is better to receive limited support than to lose it completely.
If you want to know in what situation your terminal is located, you just have to enter this link and you can see a complete list with all the Samsung terminals that receive support at the level of security updates, and the level at which each of them is located. they.