Samsung is rolling out March security update for the curved screen variant of Galaxy S7 exclusively for Galaxy customers in the UK. A similar update is also expected to become available for users of the standard Galaxy S7 model.
The new software, available via an over-the-air update, weighs in at just 74.34MB. It improves the stability of the device and brings the usual fixes. You should also be able to see enhanced features and improvements in terms of performance of the device.
Apart from these, the update fixes the vulnerabilities as highlighted by Google. Google in its March security update for Android addressed six critical, eight high and two moderate issues. These issues are privilege vulnerabilities, remote code execution vulnerabilities, remote denial of service vulnerabilities and mitigation bypass vulnerabilities. The most significant among these was the remote code execution vulnerabilities discovered in Mediaserver and libvpx. This security flaw could allow attackers to use the MMS media or browser playback media to execute arbitrary codes though malicious files, reports Android Central.
Google has also scheduled a monthly security update for its Nexus devices to patch a security flaw discovered in the rooting applications that uses a vulnerability in the kernel on some of the Android devices. For this, Google provided its partners with a patch for the issues recently. Besides, the source code patches for the issue have been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository.
As the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge run on Linux kernel version 3.18.20, the Galaxy duo are not affected with this vulnerability and do not need this update from Google. To fetch the March security update for the Galaxy S7 Edge, head over to Settings>> Phone>>Software update and then check for the new update if it is available.