Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get March security updates, Nougat still no-no

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get March security updates, Nougat still no-no
We have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the good news! True to its promise of monthly security updates for unlocked smartphones in the US, Samsung is updating the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with the latest security patches from March. Yes, they were ready by March 1, and the update was only listed March 27, but still – B+ for effort!

Now here's the bad news. Yep, you probably expected it. The unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are still on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. All this time, they never saw a glimpse of Nougat, while carrier versions and international variants are merrily up-to-date. What gives?!

We probably won't be getting an explanation anytime soon, so your best bet is to download the security update when it goes live, and tough it out until Samsung comes to its senses and delivers Nougat. Look for software version G930UUES4AQC1 with security patches from March 1.

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source: Android Police via Android Headlines

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20 Comments

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

And this is another reason why I'm never getting a samsung, I can't believe these phones are still in marshmallow. Even Huawei has updated their phones.

2. Tipus

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Main reason why you're never getting samsung is shown in your avatar. Go troll somewhere else

13. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I don't troll. Yes I like HTC, but the last U ultra sucks, I've been looking for other options, but Samsung is a no no for me, I might go for the pixel, although I have to wait 5 weeks to get it (non sense)

6. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

on my galaxy s7 edge i got it last month before my huawei p9

20. solesolesalva

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 17, 2017

Comparing? Thank u , i m a fan xD love this comparissons: both great at specs... but why the curved screen :( ?? its so breakable! :( but at the end i went for cheap rugged: an Agm x1... look it up! its been amazing :)

12. matistight

Posts: 1018; Member since: May 13, 2009

Probably for good reasons, maybe Nougat is too slow on the unlocked versions like it is on the US models

14. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Like every upcoming update, they tweak things so your camera looks worse in every update, your battery gets damaged and then you phone dies and you have to get another one. I want a reliable phone and Samsung never offers that. I can't believe people still buys them, I know they look awesome that upcoming s8 looks gorgeous, or the note 7 looked amazing ( I felt very tempted) but this is a company that doesn't have my trust at all.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

What I can't believe is that US carrier S7/S7 Edge devices got Nougat before the unlocked versions. Obviously Samsung themselves delivers the updates to its own unlocked devices...what is going on?

8. iCloud

Posts: 128; Member since: May 15, 2014

T-mobile had a special 1 day sale on the edge for $360. I purchased it and sold my unlocked s7 version for about the same price. Now I don't have to sit and wait for the update.

9. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Smart

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lmaooo my Galaxy S6 just got it 2 days ago.

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Proof, carriers and Samsung have a secret agreement!

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sony 2011 called, they want their delays back.

10. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I'm glad to finally see this site reporting on this neglect by Samsung.

11. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nougat is nothing special to be honest. Of course they need to get out the security patches ASAP but other than that no real special features are found in nougat not found in Samsung's (and other oem's) flavor of Android.

15. Jubalum

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2017

My unlocked S7 Edge has been running nougat for a while. I was searching for what last night's update was as it didn't budge from 7.0 to anything newer. Do some research before you click bait

16. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

thanks for the news PA .. but why you never mentioned that the S6 and the Note 5 has already received Android 7 a week a ago ?

17. smoked_2na unregistered

I too agree about the long, if ever wait times for software updates. Moved to a Google phone to stay up to date.

18. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Buy apple and you'll get your updates on a timely fashion.

19. solesolesalva

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 17, 2017

Thanks for the effort ... but no one else is a little sick of this kinda imposed "hype"? ... already irritates me a lot the overpricing and that , at the end of the day; its more of the same xD and now they reprogram this release. ugh ... personally I would get more excited to know how other brands (like my favorite AGM, for example) Will enter the market: S

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