The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on Verizon are finally getting Android 7.0 Nougat, with the update rolling out now nationwide.
Verizon is notorious for taking its sweet time to deliver software updates and this case is no different. The other three major U.S. carriers - AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile - have already upgraded their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge versions, leaving Verizon as the last one to push out the update.
Although it's late to the party, it's still great to see Verizon finally releasing the Nougat treat to the Galaxy flagships on its network. The highly anticipated OS upgrade is rolling out now over the air and brings along all of the Android 7.0 Nougat top features, marking a notable bump from the previous software version.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Nougat Update: What You Get
The long-awaited update brings a neat visual overhaul, replacing the Samsung interface topping the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version with a more stylish and streamlined "Grace UI" interface.
At the same time, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge Nougat update also includes all the great features of the latest Android version, including the split-screen multitasking feature that works with all apps. Other neat additions include a new battery management tool, an improved camera interface, an upgraded keyboard, more customization options for the Always-On display, and more. With this update, however, Verizon has removed the go90 app.
Verizon doesn't specify which Android security patch it included in this update, but it's likely the February patch that all other carriers released with the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
The new software version for the Galaxy S7 is NRD90M.G930VVRU4BQA2, while the Galaxy S7 edge gets software version NRD90M.G935VVRU4BQA2.
"This software update brings the latest AndroidTM Nougat OS with a fresh, simple user interface, along with new ways to customize your device," Verizon touts.
Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Nougat Update Highlights
While this update brings a slew of neat improvements and new features, the most notable ones are easier multitasking, improved battery management, a new Effects preview screen for photos, Samsung Pass for easy and secure website access, enhanced device performance, a new keyboard engine with improved language predictions, and the option to configure automatic access to Wi-Fi when connecting to a wireless router or hotspot.
As always with OTA releases, the update is rolling out in stages but it shouldn't take more than a few days to reach all devices. Alternately, eager Galaxy S7 or S7 edge owners on Verizon can also manually check for the update's availability from their smartphone's settings.
Before proceeding to download and install the update, make sure that your smartphone has enough battery life left (preferably at least 50 percent) and it's connected to a strong Wi-Fi or cellular data network so that the update process goes smoothly and without interruptions.
If you've already received the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Nougat update on Verizon, drop by our comment section below and tell us how it all fares.
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