T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 Nougat beta users start getting the official Android 7.0 update

T-Mobile's Galaxy S7 Nougat beta users start getting the official Android 7.0 update
While the unlocked Exynos versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in UK, Germany and other places have been receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their handsets, the US carriers are still dragging their feet a month after Samsung announced the official rollout. That's to be expected, of course, as the local units are powered by a different chipset, and... carriers. 

T-Mobile, however, is almost ready with the update, it seems, as it has started pushing retail Nougat with the new Samsung UX overlay to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users who subscribed for the beta version of the update. That's exactly how it played out with the international versions, too - the beta program ran for about a month before those phones started getting the real deal, and then Samsung announced the official rollout to all. If the same scheme is valid for the US carrier units, it shouldn't be long before they start updating their models with the sweet stuff. 

The rumors are for a general availability starting February 24th, but if you are a Nougat beta users on T-Mobile, yesterday Samsung started pushing a 115 MB update that will make your S7 and S7 edge officially running the latest Nougat update. According to Samsung's Customer Consultant Guide, there are apparently no less than twenty new features and visuals that will be introduced with the Nougat software. Some of these, like the App shortcuts for default Samsung apps, the enhanced Doze or the multi-window mode, are inherent to Android 7, but many others, like the ability to change the native screen resolution, belong to Samsung's new UX. Excited yet?


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18 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I wasn't part of the beta and my T-Mobile S7 Edge is currently downloading a pretty hefty sized update.

2. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't in the beta either. Downloading now.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You're welcome! I've been checking like a madman every morning since I saw that it went into the T-Mobile testing phase...and alas, it's finally here in its Nougat-y goodness.

8. iCloud

Posts: 124; Member since: May 15, 2014

I am jealous. I bought mine from samsung unlocked and using on tmobile and no update.

13. benr44

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Same here. I am currently downloading the update on my Galaxy S7 edge.

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

1545mb if not apart of it.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Currently downloading btw.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1816; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Both my S7 Edges are downloading the update... One was on the beta and one was not...

7. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Son of a..a US carrier getting in before my country. Smh.

9. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

No difference between KK LP and MM. I can still browse text and call. Just few added features. The best off Android was KK444. I got 3 update on my S7, now it's not fast how it was when it came out from the box. Battery rinse. And Nougat gives 10℅ less battery, even seen users complain about Nougat.....

10. remotespeed

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Here also downloading 1.5gb file, also not part of beta on T-mobile. thanxs

11. remotespeed

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Yip this is Android 7.0 Nougat, busy installing now.

12. PostmanLV

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

For the first time in update history my battery life has improved,noticeably too

15. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I wasn't on Beta and i'm downloading the update now. Sweet!

16. deleon629

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

downloaded my update last night around 3am. Sucks that my mom's phone (galaxy s5 active) had it also 4-5 months prior via AT&T, thou.

17. deleon629

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

downloaded my update last night around 3am. Sucks that my mom's phone (galaxy s5 active) had it also 4-5 months prior via AT&T, thou.

18. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yes! T-Mobile, I was just about to give up on them.. Android 7!

19. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I bought the 935U directly from Samsung. I'm on T-Mobile and no update in sight. I paid top dollar and have no benefit. If the Google Pixel had Samsung pay, I would switch.

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