If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge on T-Mobile, you should be getting a sweet treat really soon. The carrier has started rolling out its Android 7.0 Nougat software update.
Samsung is preparing to launch its highly anticipated 2017 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and will reportedly reveal an exact launch date on Feb. 27 to kick off Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. The company is reportedly feeling very confident with how consumers will respond to the handsets and has supposedly almost doubled first shipments of the devices compared to that of its predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Software Update
While Samsung is putting major focus on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the company is still devoting time and attention to its current flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. In November, Samsung launched its Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy Beta Program for the S7 and S7 edge to allow users to test out the new software and features before the update gets an official release from carriers and partners.
We reported in late January that all four major U.S. carriers; Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were all planning to release an Android 7.0 Nougat update to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge customers on their respected networks, along with a time-frame of when customers could expect to receive the update.
It now appears that T-Mobile will be the first major U.S. carrier to release its Android 7.0 Nougat software upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
T-Mobile First Out Of The Gate With Android 7.0 Nougat
Android Police is reporting that T-Mobile has begun rolling out its Android 7.0 Nougat software update to Galaxy S7 edge devices on its network that are running Samsung's Galaxy Beta Program software. It's assumed that the update will also be released to the Galaxy S7 as well. The publication reports that Samsung revealed the news through its "Beta notices" board in the Galaxy Beta app that T-Mobile models would be getting the official updates starting Feb. 16 via over-the-air.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 7.0 Nougat software update weighs in at 117 MB and also includes Samsung's latest February security patch. T-Mobile's official page for the Galaxy S7 edge does not reflect this update yet, but is expected to appear shortly. Galaxy S7 owners on the carrier should also expect an Android 7.0 Nougat software update in the near future.
Once we hear any news on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android 7.0 Nougat software update release, we'll bring it to you. Have you received the update yet? Please let us and our readers know in the comments below.