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Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Start Getting Android 7.0 Nougat On AT&T

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Close on the heels of T-Mobile, another U.S. carrier has begun pushing out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. 

The Android Nougat update for the two smartphones is now being rolled out by AT&T in the U.S.

The updated version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge benefit from the build numbers G930AUCU4BQA6 and G935AUCU4BQA6, respectively.

The OTA Update

The update weighs 1.6 GB and is an over-the-air (OTA) one. The news of the update's arrival was announced by AT&T which revealed that it was outed on Feb. 17.

"I'm pleased to announce that Android Nougat for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 has been released today," noted the carrier's community support.

The changelog for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge's update reveals that like T-Mobile, AT&T has also included the latest February security patch.

For the unfamiliar, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android nougat update shall be accompanied with several more updates in terms of its features like revised quick settings, enhanced network performances, Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass. Moreover, the AT&T Address Book shall be removed post the Android 7.0 Nougat. The software update for the AT&T variant of the Samsung smartphone also brings Android security updates and other enhancements.

Moreover, post the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat, the updated devices shall benefit from features such as multi-window functionality, as well as minor to in the UI.  

The updated Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge shall have several interfaces. The notification shade is much cleaner and the user shall get the option to choose the screen resolution for an enhanced display option.

AT&T is pushing out the Android 7.0 Nougat update in phases for the users of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and, therefore, it may take a while for the update to arrive. Those who want to check for the availability of the OTA update manually can do so easily. You simply need to navigate to Settings > About Device > Updates > Check for Updates.

If the Android 7.0 Nougat software update is shown as available then simply hit install and download the same. However, ensure that you have access to a stable Wi-Fi connection and at least 50 percent battery charge. Make sure that you have sufficient free memory on your Galaxy S7 edge or Galaxy S7 and you have taken a backup of important data.

While some users may be excited about availing the OTA update from AT&T, reports pertaining to the battery drain issue post updating to Android 7.0 Nougat are rampant. Therefore, be prepared for any supposed issues before you upgrade!

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