The two-year-old devices are going to be receiving the same visual tweaks and new multi-tasking features as the other Samsung flagships with this bump up to Android 7.0 Nougat.
The news comes as the latest blockbuster Samsung release, the Galaxy S8, is actually shipping with the same Android version.
For example, AT&T had some voicemail issues that were resolved by a carrier update.
There also was a really big problem with the i Phone connecting to cell towers that was resolved through carrier updates.
This is because Verizon only send over-the-air updates to active customers from their server.
Fortunately, there’s another method of updating your phone without being an active Verizon customer.
This type of targeted appeal is extremely attractive to companies that want to tailor their packaged software to specific customers.
The ad copy that accompanies the image above states: “Delivering the right app at the right time to the right customer improves engagement.
If you’ve had an i Phone for a while, you might have seen a popup message that tells you there is a Carrier Settings Update and asking if you’d like to update them now. Carrier settings updates are small files that can include updates from Apple and your carrier to carrier-related settings, such as network, calling, cellular data, messaging, personal hotspot, and voicemail settings.
This makes sense, since companies probably want to know whether their own ad campaigns are working.
But it’s a further infringement on consumer rights given that the customer neither asked for these applications nor chose to install them.
Verizon has previously said that it uses DT Ignite only when a phone is setup or activated, but that was several years ago — it’s not clear if the company has changed its plans.
DT Ignite applications don’t count against bandwidth caps, but this type of zero-rating is still problematic — it gives applications that partner Ignite a significant advantage over applications that don’t.According to Reddit, a recent update to the device has delivered yet bloatware, this time in the form of a sort-of bloatware von Neumann machine.