A couple of weeks ago Samsung pushed out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for two of its devices - the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
While many of the owners of these devices have already benefited from the update, those who owning a carrier locked variant of the smartphones in the U.S. are still awaiting the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat.
However, things are about to change as T-Mobile has revealed on its support page that the testing for the update of its variants of the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S7 is underway. The two devices are listed under "T-Mobile Testing" on the carrier's site.
"Devices listed here are currently preparing to deliver a software update. Select a device listed below to see where it is in the process. All devices are sorted by manufacturer," reads the section.
Listed under the testing devices section are several handsets, which include the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Navigating to the two handsets to check their update status shows that the testing is ongoing.
"T-Mobile and the device manufacturer have agreed to support a new software update," reads the support page.
T-Mobile Android 7.0 Nougat Update
Basically, there are three different stages in the T-Mobile website's "update process" section. The first being Manufacturer Development which is essentially when T-Mobile and the device manufacturer agree to offer a certain update for that device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge which are also awaiting Android Nougat support from T-Mobile are currently under this stage which indicates that these devices would take longer to get the support.
The second phase is known as T-Mobile Testing which consists of the device going through T-Mobile certification which would ensure that the software would work properly in the device. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are currently undergoing these certifications.
The third and final stage is when T-Mobile releases the update after the testing and certifications are completed.
AT&T Also To Roll Out Update For Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 edge?
AT&T too is conducting tests for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 and is looking to roll it out as soon as possible. AT&T mentioned at that time that they were in the middle of beta testing and would be able to launch the updates in case there were no major hiccups during the testing.
What To Expect?
If you are a user of Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge with T-Mobile than you are going to be able to use Android Nougat in the not too distant future.
Android Nougat 7.0 adds a lot of new features and improvements including better notifications, longer battery life, enhanced UI and instant apps.
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