T-Mobile testing Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

T-Mobile testing Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are already enjoying Android 7.0 all across the globe. However, if you're the owner of a US carrier-locked device, you have yet to receive any of the Nougat sweetness.

And while we have no word on when exactly carrier-locked Galaxy S7/S7 edge devices will be getting Android 7.0, we know that T-Mobile will be rolling it out sooner rather than later. The Un-carrier's website has a page that lists all devices that will get a software update at some point, and that same page also provides the current status of the update. The S7 family's Nougat update is listed with a status of “T-Mobile Testing”, which means that the software itself is being tested to iron out any issues before release.

With that in mind, we're willing to say that T-Mobile subscribers will be getting Nougat on their S7 and S7 edge phones pretty soon, maybe even ahead of other carriers' customers.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also make an appearance on the list, confirming that they will get Android 7.0 updates from T-Mobile at some point. However, their status is at “Manufacturer Development”, which means that T-Mobile are waiting for Samsung to release the update first, as do all the carriers.

The other devices that are awaiting “Manufacturer Development” are the LG Stylo 2 Plus and the LG V10.

source: T-Mobile via SamMobile

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. evamae3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I am a tmobile customer and have been checking daily, for my galaxy s7 edge it had said it was 3rd.stage, and ready to be installed, and would be supported by manufacturer and tmobile to upgrade! It hasn't been pushed to my phone as notification yet but it said on the device page that you could update at anytime and followed with directions! I have held off because I am still dealing with WiFi, Bluetooth, Google account, sync issues with (Google search widget/Chrome browser/ YouTube history/Google play activity) And Google Now on tap features,,,, that I was not made aware of back in August when I was returning and replacing my 3rd mobile since February 2016. This is my 4th and every month with all the small updates I have been basically kicked out of my s7 edge and have had to do complete master reset to get back in and then stupid Samsung sneaks that cloud backup in the November update and i don't own a PC to restore from using that method but there is no way to use google backup instead of the NEW CLOUD SERVICE so syncing Samsung account is screwed up also. Not to mention that 3 weeks after i got this s7edge we got a Samsung 2016 SUHD 6series TV and Smart hub blueray player, which freaked me out because ifound screen video of me basiclly being locked inside out of the dang phone!!! SMH!!I Allen this pairing between devices and junk I had never used before like mobile Hotspot (which I have on my plan) I just never used most of those features before,, but the really sad thing is I paid for the screen recorder that was a Samsung screen recorder through Google Play and have not a problem in the world getting charged for it but no one will help me get it all to sync at the same time together same time!! .. this past year has been a complete nightmare!! S6 edge, then s6edge plus, the iPhone for 8 hours at home before it locked me out, tmobile tried to get it to unlock so I could return it within 2week grace,, but they said I would have to find a way myself. Then I gave it back and got this s7edge!!! I know one thing for sure, in February originally tmobile said I needed a new Gmail account because the register at store said I could not use my original gmail that I had been using since 2011!! So they made me a new one !!!!!

2. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Holy wall of text. tl;dr

4. evamae3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Sorry if my post about S7edge update got long winded, I am just so tired of the year I have wasted and still have no resolution at all in sight! I guess I hope that if I post it or call about it maybe there will be that one person that went through the same thing and can help. It's just really hard to have paid about $2,000.for mobile phone and almost $900.00 more to purchase my own gateway WiFi and buy a Samsung tablet to configure the WiFi settings with, and still don't have mobile that is set up correctly and a Samsung TV and blueray player that I can't keep off my network, and half the time Google thinks I'm a pc... anyway, sorry again

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm testing it right now as I was apart of the beta program... It's ready... If you had the note 7 then you will be right at home with this update. It's basically the note 7 rom and it's just as good. Samsung got all the optimizations right on this one.

5. gabmasterjcc

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Unlocked devices in the US haven't received the Nougat update either. Please stop writing articles implying that they have ("... all across the globe ..." and "And while we have no word on when exactly carrier-locked ..."). I don't know why you haven't written an article asking why Samsung treats their Unlocked phones like stepchildren.

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