Samsung Galaxy S7 edge won't receive Android 7.0 Nougat in all regions in Q1 2017


Even if Samsung promised to release Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 in Q1 2017, it appears that the update will not be available in all markets after all.

But that should be the least of Samsung's worries, as the South Korean company had some issues soon after the update was released and had to put the rollout on hold for a few days.

Now we've learned that not all Galaxy S7 edge owners (possibly Galaxy S7 too) will get Android 7.0 Nougat updates by the end of March. XDA Senior Member liquidguru has reached out to Samsung to ask when he can expect his Galaxy S7 edge to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update since the rollout has already begun.

It turns out that the international version of the Galaxy S7 edge he bought in Singapore will not be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update this month or the next.

According to a Samsung rep, Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 edge will be deployed in Singapore sometime in April to June. However, these are just rough time frames, which might or might not be accurate.

There's a high chance that Singapore is not the only country where Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 edge will be available many months after the initial release. The same might be applied to the regular Galaxy S7 as well.


source: XDA Forums via Phandroid

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41 Comments

1. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Hilarious.

12. IT-Engineer

Posts: 579; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Glad i ditched Samsung and thanks to this fiasco they reminded to stay away from the S8. Samsung was never good with updates. Glad I have a nexus!

25. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I totally agree with you, but Samsung flagships usually fave features before the nexus. And about security updates, Samsung is doing great now.

32. shink106

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

It's because S8 is coming out soon. It's called marking, boys. All the features I need are already on S7 which is still pretty new. Samsung is fine as long as they upgrade this year.

37. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

well what when the reports of Motorola and HTC having the same issue with Nougat not arriving on all HTC 10 devices. One f**king moron from the HTC article is noticeably absent...

2. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Was there any reason found for the delay? I'm sure Samsung *have* a good reason but it'd be nice if we knew what it was.

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

They don't have a good reason. The truth is that Samsung is a big company and hence the communication between Samsung Korea and other countries is sometimes hard. Many regions try to add their own crap into it and hence due to communication delays, it gets delayed. It only happens in 2-3 small non-English speaking countries, so there's nothing to worry about there.

34. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

"Samsung is a big company" and " the communication between Samsung Korea and other countries is sometimes hard" Completely ridiculous. They can't be a big company if they can't even manage to be big. Shamesung strikes again. I hope to sell my Galaxy quickly for a Nexus or far better brand.

39. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I do agree with too many variants. Even in 'H' models, there are different firmware. I switched between them for Nougat and Samsung Pay compatibility. Given that, I think this time Samsung made good effort to put update faster than others, and with many additional features/changes. Many companies are having trouble putting Nougat on their phones.

22. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

#1, *has* #2, there were some devices getting a pink line on the screen that was happening sine being updated to Nougat.

26. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

According to gsmarena it has worse battery life. Maybe thats why

35. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

They generally use small markets to test out firmware. Also, Samsung may be having trouble with Chinese, since it can't be auditory (Chinese has many different dialects, so they can read the same newspaper, but can't communicate with each other outside of writing)

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yay yay!

4. iushnt

Posts: 3157; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But why?

5. Marienx

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

So people cough-up $800 and some for this crap?? Why? just why do people keep buying Samsung?... They have so many phones they don't care to update any of them.. and if they ever do the update is already outdated.

28. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Maybe because there's more to a phone than just fast updates? Not everyone are nerds like you who goes crazy for updates. The phone is not going to shut down just because the updates are few months late.

6. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

This is way samsung is a shame to android world, amd they are selling the most and earn the most. And they can't do the most important thing (Software support). Samsung phone build to be replace every year for many reasons: 1- poor software support 2- poor AMOLED life with degradation in picture quality & burn in pixels I just don't know how people buy them

9. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I have an S4 which I bought in 2013 and it still has no burn in. AMOLED displays do burn in, but it only happens if you keep the phone turned on and displaying the same static image for over a week or so. The truth is that if you don't keep your phone for more than 5 years, you have nothing to worry about in terms of burn in. About updates, it sucks. There's nothing else to be said.

7. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

I've been telling about how samsung's software strategy sucks, over and over again. @TechieXP this article is specifically meant for you.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Why is it for me? I could care less about updates. I'm rich. I buy new phones EVERY YEAR. Updates don't matetr to me, because in most cases, updates don't always bring new features. Especially in the case of Sasung phones. The S6 and S7 both out the box, do far mor ethan any Nexus, Pixel, or iPhone for at the least 3 years. The S6 is already nearly 3 years old and yet the latest Pixel out the box does less. I'm not some sit around and care about version number person. My phone doesn't magically stop workign because a new firmware is available. As Microosft stated many times, the best way to enjoy a new OS, is to buy the hardware with it preinstalled. The fact is brush, when I buy for an example a Galaxy S8 with Nougat already onboard, it will support the latest features and capabilities out the ox, while phones that came with less which are upgraded to Nougat, won't have the capabilities of the S8. I don't give a crap about version numbers like idiots do. I rather have an update that si slow and done right vs all the rash-dates you all get that be plagued with problems. Lately both Apple and Google have had serious issues with updates, but not as bad as APple has with phones bricking and being totally useless.

10. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

when it comes to updates cannot, when they want Samsung pay, sure expanding to more countries now.

13. Foxgabanna unregistered

What a shame. I knew I should have got a pixel

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Well, surprisingly, it is released in our region, for the s7 edge

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meanwhile, one china company called xiaomi already rolled Nougat update for their last year's lowend line (redmi + redmi note) :-/

16. aloner

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Samsung is a marketing-driven company. As soon as you buy their flashy products, they forget about customer support. Convincing you to upgrade to the upcoming S8 is their big priority now. Updating the S7 or previous models is not.

17. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

It seems my next device is going to be LG g6 or htc 11

18. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Samsung started updating first but it's finishing last. The LG and HTC already updated their flagships

19. moopmeep

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

Singapore is great my wife is from there and we visit every year, but lets face it the market is small and I'm sure Samsung focuses on the bigger markets first.

20. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Are you f**king kidding me?? Idgaf if there are small bugs, i just want my latest version that will get pushed in a free weeks instead of not getting the update at ALL until Q2...... This is f**king ridiculous

21. Mr_Maverick

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Part of strategy. S7s currently running nougat are buggy. I think Samsung will launch S8 with stable 7.1.1 and then rest of devices will follow. But let's see. They just rolled it out so that customer loyalty doesn't get affected due to another reason after note 7 fiasco

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