Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy S7 roll-out continues across several markets

Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy S7 roll-out continues across several markets
Android 7.0 Nougat may be over six months old, but it has still yet to reach a number of the market's most prized assets. The firmware's roll-out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series has been gradual to say the least, and while US customers have largely been taken care of in this regard, the same cannot be said for much of Europe. Still, Nougat is now making its way to unlocked variants of both the S7 and S7 edge in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. 

Many carriers across the aforementioned regions have already pushed Android 7.0 to those wielding Galaxy S7 devices, and others are continuing to do so. So whether your device is unlocked or carrier-branded, there's a good chance that Nougat is on its way if you reside in Belgium, Germany or The Netherlands. 

By now, you'll surely be familiar with what's included in the sizeable bundle of Nougat goodness but if you'd like a refresher, be sure to check out our in-depth review. Meanwhile, if you're based in any of the above regions and would like to see if the update is ready, hit the Settings icon on your device and navigate through About Device --> Download Updates Manually.

source: SamMobile

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22 Comments

1. Abdullahmakadam

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

When S7 edge will get nougat in south africa?

2. notfair

Posts: 761; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

So Switzerland no carrier unlocked phone S7 edge no nougat, meanwhile the Main carrier Swisscom received it 4 days ago .. Way to go Sammy.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Right because Samsung controls when a carriers releases an update? Way to go daddio.

3. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For the past 3 days I have been trying to download the update for my wife, and it keeps on quitting the update when there is less than 1MB left. I have given up on updating the phone. This has been a long going problem with Samsung updates, and they are yet to fix it.

12. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

This is true without a conspiracy. As each new device is released it contains new features. Thee features use more resources, so older devices do in fact "become slower". Can confirm: I have two apple devices an original mk 1 IPad and a iPhone 4s. I have never updated software on either and both are still working perfectly however many years later. Planned obsolescence. Apple fanboys fall for it and upgrade, not that they need a nudge anyways. But they deny it. Other companies do it too, just haven't seen any evidence or anecdotal stories. Anyone know if Android or Samsung/HTC/LG etc do it too or as badly as Apple? My Htc7 lags and doesn't last a whole day, before it came out off the box, it was lag free and now only lasts half day. I had 4 updates. Why would you want to update it to 7, ? I don't see no difference. You can call text browse smoothly ... My theory of what the OS code looks like with each new update:

15. mikehunta727 unregistered

You still not banned? PA why are you keeping this account around? It's not a good look on PA at all when they allow racist wanna be white nationalist spewing nonsense in the comments

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why not backup the phone, factory reset it and apply the update. Also you don't have to download the update OTA. You can download the firmware off Samsung-Updates.com and simply ODIN the update to the phone. Something a real techie knows how to do.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I'm enjoying the nougat update on my HTC 10 for several weeks now without any problems. Shame on you Samsung for your lagging updates policy.

7. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I gotta agree with you on that. If there is one thing about Samsung that keeps pushing on my buttons, it is their crappy, slow, sluggish, region based update policy. I don't get it how a company of this statue, won't spend more on their stupid servers, and how they still release the same phone with a different model number in every region.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They are making money by selling a lot of different phones. Giving fast and constant updates to every phone will make them lose a lot money so there is no point in improving the servers and giving fast updates.

9. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Still, they should at least bring better support to their flagships. It's absurd that we are paying top money for such a crappy service. Top notch hardware, with terrible software service.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Well unfortunately you can't have them all. You either pay for top hardware or pay for fast updates. Your choice.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree that updates should be faster. But comparing update speeds for a company that makes 50 phones vs 1 is wrong. Also remember, OEM build phones all year. Phones are tested and released with the available firmware when the testing started. If a new OS happens to appear during this time, OEM do not stop and start over with the new software. This would cost a staggering amount of money, delay phone releases and more. It is easier to update software vs hardware. You can't expect OEM's to just stop what they are doing because you wanna complain like a girl about updates. The Galaxy S does so much that even if it never got an update and the iPhoen for example got 10 updates in a year, it will still do less than any \Galaxy. 2015/16 proved this. IOS 9 got over 13 updates including 4 major firmware revisions and the iPhoen 6S still took worse pictures than the S5, still charges longer, still has terrible battery-life and still has the same features. I truly cannot and honestly don't get your complaint about Samsung updates. I do agree that Samsung woth their money, should make a group that at least focuses on bring firmware updates to the Galaxy S and Note phones because of their cost. However, I rather they be slow an right as they have been vs rushed updates like Apple which causes more problems than they fix. Is that what you want? One thing that woudl help would be Samsung forcing carriers to sell a Galaxy exactly the way Apple sells the iPhone. Carriers shoudl be forced to provide their applications to the respective app stores to be downloaded by their customers. Carriers apps need to stop begin baked into firmware by carriers. This is usually the true bottleneck of Android updates... not the OEM's.

13. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

no im not. I had the galaxy s3, and each time a new android system came out they forced me to update (i pressed ignore for 4 months before it just installed without asking me, twice). after the second OS update, the phone was way too slow and glitchy. FF to last year. Note 4 working great... until the Mandatory android update. now its noticeably slower. They will roll out another OS update in maybe 8-9 months, and that next one will make it even slower. Its getting ridiculous.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Does yoru phoen magically stop wprking when an update is available and you dont have it yet? As soon as I purchased my S7 Edge last month, the 7.0 update was available from T-Mobile. I dont sit on the edge of my seat over updates. You guys are complaining over nothing. An update Galaxy S will still do more than most phones for nearly 5 years. Most updates are under the hood changes. All I can say is, its nice that the S7 got the Note 7 Grace UX. It looks awesome! Haven't experience any battery drain issues that I can tell.

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Waiting nougat for galaxy s

14. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Waiting for 10% battery drain and on the next update the whole phone will start to cripple.... Enjoy it. My advice don't.

6. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...YES! ITS NOW AVAILABLE IN NIGERIA...

10. Abdullahmakadam

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I have vodacom s7 edge black pearl Still didn't show any news regarding nougat update

16. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Got the update yesterday. Liked the new features added and good improvement with the new UI. The phone runs faster as well.

17. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

hello Samsung, its 2017, wake up!

18. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Those in the USA who paid the highest price to Samsung for unlocked S7 and S7 Edge (SM-G935U) still don't have Nougat. This shameful fact is being ignored in reporting.... Including this site.

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