It has been coming since last year, but finally, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
This might have taken longer than some expected, but at least, the company has done this in a record time (personal). Samsung has never been the best when it comes to rolling out major software updates. It happened with Android Marshmallow and Lollipop, but the Korean tech giant has put that aside, this time rolling out the update in the second week of the year.
This may be down to the fact that Google also released Android 7.0 Nougat a bit earlier than usual, meaning OEMs have had quite some time to play around with the OS and tinker with it as they wish. Now, those who were in the Galaxy Beta Program were notified that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will start receiving the update to Android Nougat update this month. While there was no communicated date back then, the OS is now rolling out for users of these two phones.
Those who are using the beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat can be sure of receiving an OTA anytime soon, just in case they haven’t seen it yet. It weighs about 215MB, Sam Mobile reveals. If you were not registered to the beta program, you might be facing days or even weeks of waiting before this treat comes your way. As it is, Samsung is prioritizing those who were part of the beta testing program. This sides with an earlier rumor that had claimed the official update will begin on January 17.
An interesting development about the update is that Samsung is rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat and not version 7.1.1 as promised. However, this shouldn’t mean that an update to the latter version isn’t in the pipes. With the rolling out version, you also get the latest January Android Security Patch dated 1st of this month, but Google has another version dated January 5th.