Public release Android 7 Nougat update rolling to all Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets in beta test markets

Public release Android 7 Nougat update rolling to all Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets in beta test markets
After rolling the the official Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for some beta users last week, Samsung is now starting to push out the OTA files for everyone in those markets, namely the UK and China for now. Today is the rumored date when the update was supposed to launch globally, so Samsung seems to be right on cue. The update is about 1.2 GB, and, especially in China, ran into some bugs initially, and was reportedly pulled before being re-released today. As to when will it hit the non-Exynos versions sold on US carriers, remains to be seen, but the wait shouldn't be long now that the beta testing phase is done and dusted.

According to Samsung's Customer Consultant Guide slides, there are apparently no less than twenty new features and visuals that will be introduced with the Nougat software for your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. Some of these, like the App shortcuts for default Samsung apps, or the multi-window mode, are inherent for Android 7, but many others belong to Samsung's new UX, and we aren't talking about the different iconography in the settings menu, or the notification shade background changes.

There is, for example, the ability to change the native screen resolution when you don't need all that granular detail, which would ease the work of the GPU, thus eventually have positive effect on battery life. The messaging app now allows you to classify texts by threads and contacts, and there are plenty of other changes coming with Nougat, so stay tuned for our review of the official update.


source: XDA-Devs via SamMobile

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17 Comments

1. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope that update and all these changes will come to the galaxy s6 as well soon, by the way I have an unlocked version of the galaxy s6 and still on the October security patch haven't received any updates since does anyone else notice this?

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I have the S7 edge and Im on december security patch. It just shows how neglected Samsung users are for any device older than a year.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I'm on T-Mobile and if past updates are anything to go by, I won't be seeing Nougat on my S7 Edge until April at the earliest. I really should just start buying my phones unlocked instead of dealing with carrier BS.

15. kevv2288

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Idk what your talking about cuz I have s7 edge on T-Mobile and they are usually the first carrier to update. Just look at the support page T-Mobile has and shows the s7 edge has had 7 updates since it's initial launch. Also if you participated in the beta you got another 4 updates and would be on 7.0. At&t didn't even participate in the beta and Verizon stoped after 1st beta and now their uses are stuck on buggy software haha.

4. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I don't know if that's the case or just for the S6 cause my colleague at work have the A5 (2016) and have also the December patch

13. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have note 5 , it's over a year old and I have latest security patch for December.

16. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

They like you more than me. I'm on T-Mobile and I'm still on November security update.. I'm push that update button every 3 hours!

5. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

I have an unlocked S7 Edge and I didn't get Nougat yet either. Got some kind of update last week, but it wasn't android 7.0.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung still lags in the update department? It's 2017 already, Nougat was out August 2016. Its even their flagship model.

8. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is not all about Nougat here. It is about new UX showed with Note 7. Enjoy tech whatever it is!

11. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's not all Samsung's falt, yes they are slow at it , the carriers take the longest to get it to us. I would rather wait then have to get updates after update to fix updates.

7. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

There's no any update to 7.0 for any country yet check sammobile. Almost 1 year and only security batch no wonder why iPhone still the best.

9. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

You have to be apart of their beta program to get the patch.

10. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Update.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Why should I?! Updates should come to all S7/S7 edge users not only beta tasters this not Samsung OS it's an Google OS.

14. nedywest71

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

S7 Edge SIM free on T-Mobile/EE UK just updated :)

17. nedywest71

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I got my S7 Edge Unlocked Directly from Samsung UK but use my old SIM which is on T-Mobile/EE UK network and Yesterday I got the Nougat 7.0 Update and successfully Updated. I have Updated when home over the wi-fi if that matters and I had check Manually for any updates. I was not a beta tester. Could not tell more as use a custom Theme and Icon Packs and did not switch to the native UI. All my apps and settings the same after the update. Few app updated immediately after. Most of the apps require to sign in again after the update. All take place in no more than 10 min. Best luck to everyone.

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