Samsung is finally rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat Update to owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge worldwide. U.S. customers of carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint are now eager to learn when they can expect the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade to hit devices on their respective networks.
After a couple of false starts and some confusion regarding build versions, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung's flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, is now well into its worldwide rollout. While owners of the unlocked devices around the globe are being treated to the upgrade, the majority of U.S. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users are locked into their handset via their carrier, and therefore have to wait for each of the four major networks to release the Android 7.0 Nougat update to their devices before being able to enjoy all the new features of the latest software build.
AT&T Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
AT&T recently offered guidance as to a release date for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Android 7.0 Nougat update on its network. That was from a customer chat with a rep for the company who stated that the update was due in "early Spring .... after final testing."
Verizon Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Verizon halted the beta testing program for customers using the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on its network, but assured those participating that they would receive the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade in early 2017 when the final software is available, giving no more specificity as far as release date. No further information has been released by Verizon or any of its reps since then.
T-Mobile Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
T-Mobile's official software upgrade page has the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge still listed in "Manufacturer Development." That's the first of the three steps in the carrier's software upgrade process, and confirms that no Android 7.0 Nougat software upgrade release is imminent for the devices. When the devices move into "Carrier Testing," that will indicate progress and hopefully a general release soon thereafter.
Sprint Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
Sprint has not released any information as of yet regarding the timeline expected for the release of the Android 7.0 Nougat update to customers on its network.
As more information becomes available for the release of Android 7.0 Nougat on the four major U.S. carriers, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, we'll be sure to bring you all the latest news.