Samsung backtracks; Galaxy S7/edge to continue receiving security updates

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The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were announced 41 months ago in March 2016. The two flagships launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow but were subsequently updated to both Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 8.0 Oreo. Samsung also kept to its promise of regular security patches for three years but ultimately chose to end support in June. However, now it appears to be backtracking.

As spotted by The Android Soul, Samsung recently updated its website and now says the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will receive security updates at least once every quarter. It’s unclear at this stage how long Samsung …

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