About a week ago, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for the U.S. market started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat via Samsung Smart Switch app.
It has been months since the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge started receiving the Nougat treat in other markets. In fact, these models were the first to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat back in January 2017, but it has taken Sammy months to do the same for the U.S. variants of the same phones.
After rolling out the Nougat update to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge with model number SM-G935U (although the OTA update is yet to be seen), the Korean tech giant has now started doing the same for the standard S7 model. The update is rolling out to those with a Galaxy S7 carrying model number SM-G930U.
As opposed to the S7 Edge, those on the standard model will get the OS over the air and according to someone who has already received the update, it weighs about 1.2GB.
Like other devices, Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a bunch of changes to the Galaxy S7. The changes include new features, performance enhancements as well as bug fixes. So, if you are using an unlocked S7 in the U.S. – or the UK for that matter – and you haven’t received the OTA notification just yet, be cool for it’ll be with you sooner than later. You may also do a manual update by heading to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates.
Looking at the size of the update, it is recommended that you connect your Galaxy S7 to the internet using a Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, keep the battery power at 50%+ during the update, even if it means connecting it to a wall power socket.