Carriers start testing Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge


Samsung's Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge might be in the final stages of testing, as some carriers have already been given final builds they can test.

Australian carrier Vodafone has just refreshed its software update weekly wrap and both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones have been listed with the mention that Android N is now being tested.

If no issues are found during testing, then Vodafone Australia may go ahead and release the update to Galaxy S7/S7 edge units bought through its official channels. Otherwise, the carrier will inform Samsung about the problems and will wait for a new build.



Unfortunately, Vodafone Australia isn't too specific as to whether it's testing an Android 7.1 Nougat build or the standard 7.0 version.

Samsung previously announced that it will update the Galaxy S7/S7 edge directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which brings a couple of new features and improvements that were only available on the Pixel phones.

As more carriers start testing Android Nougat for Samsung's current flagships, the rollout is likely to commence by the end of the year. If not, Galaxy S7/S7 edge users can expect to receive the update in January at the latest.

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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Galaxy S7 edge
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