Canada’s largest wireless carrier,
Rogers, has today started distributing
a rather nifty update for its carrier-
branded variants of the Galaxy S7 and
Galaxy S7 edge . The upgrade, which
weighs in at approximately 260MB,
bundles support for Android’s
integrated Wi-Fi Calling functionality,
in addition to a host of miscellaneous
big fixes, stability improvements, and
speed optimizations.
For those unaware of Wi-Fi Calling,
it’s an extremely useful feature that
was first baked into Android 5.1
Lollipop back in November 2015.
When a smartphone has poor cellular
reception and a voice call is placed, it
automatically uses a nearby Wi-Fi
network to improve the quality of the
call without dipping into a customer’s
data pool, so the minutes are still
subtracted from their allocated
monthly limit.
If you own a Rogers-branded Galaxy
S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, reside in
Canada and would like to install the
update, simply head
into Settings » About Device, then tap
the Download Updates
Manually button. Alternatively, you
can wait until you receive a push
notification prompting you to
download and install the update from
Samsung’s servers, but you’ll only
receive this alert if you have at least
50% of battery.