Verizon confirms Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge won't get Android Nougat until early 2017

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are supposed to be among the first Samsung smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, and we're hoping that will happen by the end of the year.

The South Korean company has already kicked off the Galaxy Beta Program in the UK, U.S. and a few other countries, where select Galaxy S7/S7 edge owners get to test Android Nougat before the update goes public.

Unfortunately, Verizon's Galaxy S7/S7 edge won't be among the models to receive the update this year if Samsung plans to do that. The carrier confirmed that the Android Nougat update for these two smartphones will be launched early next year.



So, if you're a Verizon customers who got into beta you already know that you won't be getting Android Nougat on your Galaxy S7/S7 edge. If you're not a member of the beta, consider yourself informed about the next major Android update for these two devices, which won't be arriving until 2017.

The reasons behind Verizon's decision to cancel the release of Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7/S7 edge this year is unknown, but not unexpected. Samsung and Big Red don't have a good relation. 

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source: SamMobile

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14 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I expect that... how about the 930U firmware? We can Odin the U firmware and it's pretty much compatible with all carriers.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Considering the beta is pretty solid..all US carriers should get Nougat pretty quickly after the beta is over. I'm running the T-Mobile one and it's very nice.

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

gotta love it for a year old flagship android device not on the current os. yet a iphone 4s is coupled with the newest os on ios. smh. the s8 btw will only see nougat.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And even with the latest iOS, still isn't as functional ore feature filled as the year old Android phone.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31038; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Truth is truth, and that is the truth. I'm on Facebook and PA, with my gallery in a floating window. The iPhone cannot touch that. It was so frustrating going from the Note 7, to the 7 Plus, and having to leave an app to go to another, and then go back. Give me my multi window, popup video, floating windows, themes, beautiful curved screen, edge panels, dual camera, video collage, picture collage, scrapbook, multi item clipboard, action memo, S-Note, symbols on the keyboard, dedicated numbers row, heart rate monitor, resizable keyboard, true widgets, resizable widgets, free placing widgets, SD storage, file manager, ip68, and a whole lot more.

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This really depends on the person. I cant hold a big phone and on tbe smaller phones split screens dont work well. The ability to double tap the home button and be able to reach my screen and to have a keyboard my hand can reach is invaluable. The ability to imessage is a god send. I couldn't do group messages on android as they where pic messages that didnt load. Couldnt text people abroad. I much prefer the simplicity of the iphone. It just works well and does what it should. Everything is integrated nicely. I honestly would never even use the stuff you mention. I barely use the features my phone has.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is just a jealous ifanboy. His mommy probably doesn't even know he is still up.

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Even with the latest iOS on the latest iDevices, still can't even do what dumb phones were capable of decades ago...but hey, your OS version number increased. PS: the iPhone 4s isn't even compatible with iOS 10 ( http://www.apple.com/ca/ios/ios-10/ )

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

same played out story line. features to do what. multi tasking to switch between facebook instagram and twitter or snapchat. you are trying to sell ice to eskimos with that tag line bro

6. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I'm not upgrading to Nougat until we get fully functional Xposed.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Verizon gotta add some bloat so you will have to wait a while.

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The pixel is clearly the move on verizon with those updates.

12. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Unsurprisingly Samsung getting delayed updates...

13. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It happens every update so I just set back and wait. I will get it when I get it so for now I in joy my phone.

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