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Android device updates: AT&T Wi-Fi calling comes to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Derek Walter | Aug. 1, 2016
AT&T's BlackBerry Priv finally gets Marshmallow, while Nexus OTA files are available with the latest security updates.

It took a while, but one of the best features that a carrier can offer is finally here for the AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Wi-Fi calling.

It’s a key update that joins plenty of other improvements to Android phones and tablets after a brief hiatus for our regular roundup (hey, even mobile tech writers who love the job need a vacation every now and then). So check out what else is new and exciting to ensure your phone is all up to speed.

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.

AT&T

Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: Wi-Fi calling is the big takeaway in this AT&T update. It’s hefty at 600MB, so you’re forced to download it while connected to Wi-Fi just to get it. The changelog says you’ll get the June security patch, an enhanced BlackBerry keyboard, improved battery life and camera upgrades.

Galaxy Tab S2: Our review of the Tab S2 found it to be a great companion. It’s now caught up with the latest version of Android, as an AT&T update brings version 6.0.1. 

BlackBerry Priv: For a phone that was touted as a security juggernaut, it’s curious how long the the Marshmallow update took for the AT&T variant. The unlocked version got it back in April. AT&T says to connect to Wi-Fi for the update. 

T-Mobile

Galaxy Tab S2: It wasn’t just the AT&T variant to get the latest build of Android: this LTE model brings Android 6.0.1 and the usual round of performance improvements. T-Mobile says an over-the-air update should be ready for you. 

HTC Desire 626s: A Marshmallow update is available for you. The T-Mobile support page says the update should be available for you now.

Nextbit

Robin: Nextbit has a software update available for beta testers. It allows videos to be added to the Nextbit Cloud to free up storage on your phone. This also includes the July security updates.

OnePlus

OnePlus 3: Here comes another update that promises to squash a number of bugs. According to OnePlus, this fixes issues with the fingerprint sensor, noise cancellation, updates the 4K video codec, and addresses an alert slider/silent mode issue.

Nvidia

Shield Tablet: This update brings Android 6.0 Professional Audio support. This means low latency audio, MIDI support over Bluetooth and USB, 24-bit@192kHz Stereo and 7.1 HDMI output, along with additional audio improvements. You should have an even better in-game audio experience as well as when watching video.

 

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