Not all Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 edge models will get the latest Android Nougat build at first

Not all Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 edge models will get the latest Android Nougat build at first
A Vodafone Australia representative says that different platform versions of Android Nougat will be disseminated to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in different markets. For example, in many regions Samsung will be skipping Android 7.0 and will start the updating process with Android 7.1.1. In Australia however, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be first receiving Android 7.0.

Samsung hasn't explained the reason for the separate update paths it is taking, and Australian Galaxy S7/ Galaxy S7 edge owners are getting the short end of the stick; the Android 7.0 update doesn't include some fixes that are found on Android 7.1.1.

One Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge owner, who presumably lives in Australia, summed things up pretty accurately on the Vodafone community board. "Hmm that's odd... and unfair," she said.


source: Vodafone via AndroidCentral

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12 Comments

1. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Title and body: It's not "Nouget," it's "Nougat."

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even inside article, he still write it as "Nouget" propably he's too shy to write it as "NoGet"

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You no get Nougat, get?

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Like it or hate it, this is definition of fragmentation, no matter how much you deny.

8. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

As a end user I just cannot understand the concept of fragmentation and how it affects the common user. My note 4 has got the official marshmallow update but I reverted back to lollipop because I get better performance and battery life with lollipop and I really don't not miss anything from marshmallow. All the apps that I use works fine on lollipop so it doesn't matter what android version I'm on as long as all the apps work fine.

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Fragmentation is more a security and performance concept, not so much end user. But if a version has an upgrade you need to use certain apps for example, and your phone doesn't get that update, then yeah, that's it, you can't use it. And since latest updates also has latest security features latest versions are also generally most secure, but you are right, for an end user, it is entirely possible that it doesn't present a problem.

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup, fragmentation is never ideal, but honestly, I like it better then a closed system, which many systems that, while always up to date, have to be in some form or shape closed, simply to keep from fragmenting.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I have a S7. Looking forward to the update.

5. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

enough with the Same Shun Gala-xhit

6. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No way

9. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i have been using nougat for couple weeks now. it takes a bit of common sense to install it yourself using it on edge 7. works like charm.

12. Rickyedge

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 26, 2016

So does this mean the Galaxy S7 edge on at&t network won't be receiving 7.0 nougat or 7.1.1 Nougat. If this is the case it will really hurt Samsung not to update the only 2 flagship phones they have due to the Galaxy Note 7 problem. The only reason I buy flagship devices is because they are promised new software updates for 2 years. If I don't receive the update on my At&t Galaxy S7 edge I will not be buying anymore of samsung devices. It's already not right that they only released the beta program for Sprint, Verizon, and T-mobile. All 2017 Galaxy S models were promised 7.0 nougat update before the end of the year. I may not buy another Samsung device concidering the galaxy S7 edge wasn't much of a prize package and the new touchwiz interface is ugly and the phone itself has to many bugs. The beta program should have just roled out as a regular updates for all Galaxy S7 carriers. Verizon alters there touchwiz to before updates are sent out so it does not make any sinse to why At&t galaxy S7 couldn't support it. Apparently at&t is not supporting the 7.0 nougat update for its Galaxy S7 edge. If I would have known that I wouldn't have spent $800 bucks on this phone. Not worth the money.

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