The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can now be updated to Android Nougat

If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (in the US), we've got great news: your smartphone can finally be updated to Android Nougat. While the new update is not yet available to download over the air, you can download it manually via Samsung's Smart Switch software.

If, for some reason, you don't have Smart Switch (although you should, as owner of a Galaxy S7), you can download the software on your PC or Mac via the second source link below. Once you have Smart Switch on your computer, connect your phone, open the application, and you should see a notice informing you about the Nougat update. As you can see in the image below, we're talking about Android 7.0 Nougat here, not 7.1, but the thing that matters the most is that you'll finally get rid of Android 6 Marshmallow. 

For now, it looks like Nougat is available only for the unlocked Galaxy S7 edge (model number SM-G935U). Folks rocking an unlocked Galaxy S7 (model number SM-G930U) still have to wait for the new update, though we assume the wait won't be long.

sources: Samsung Community, Samsung Smart Switch via XDA, Android Police

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



6. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

r u serious PA? Its been a month since i updated myne. Unlocked s7 edge.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Here, the unlocked version of my homies got 3 months ago, why is the news so late.

7. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I think they meant unlocked AMERICAN versions, the G93xU, which is famously slow to receive updates.

10. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I got it now..

3. MartyK

Posts: 1045; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

This stuff defeat the purpose of buying a unlock device!

5. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not at all, there's something fishy here. Even the unlocked version S6 and S6 edge are already updated to Nougat a month before and S7s were updated 3 months before.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus... it's May 1st!!! What took so long?

1. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

That's one heck of a wait for no reason.

9. danny_a2005

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

never getting a Samsung ever ever

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

There are even more solid reasons for people who purchase Samsung devices. If everyone cared about fast updates on Android, then the Google Pixel phones would have sold in greater numbers than the S7 edge did.

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