It has taken some time for all major U.S. carriers to roll out the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The situation has been worse in Canada as none of the carriers supported the latest version of Android on both the devices, but all that is set to change.
There is reason to rejoice on this front for Canadians as Rogers has announced that it will exclusively release the Android 7.0 Nougat update for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge soon in the country.
According to the OS upgrade schedule shared by the carrier, the two devices are expected to get upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat, from the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, on March 20.
In February, it was reported that Rogers was testing the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and seems like the carrier has been quick to give it final touches.
With this update, expected to be an OTA one, the users of the two smartphones will benefit from many new feature and enhancements. Post the update, they will be able to run two applications on the same screen, benefit from an improved battery life, and access to new collection of emojis. The users will be informed with a notification once the update arrives.
However, users can also perform a manual check for the update by going to the Settings, then About Phone > Check for Updates > Software Update to see if the Android 7.0 Nougat software update has hit their Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge after March 20.
How The Updates Rolled Out In The United States
T-Mobile and AT&T became the first carriers in the United States to release the update for the owners of the two devices in February.
In end February, the Android 7.0 Nougat update was rolled out for the Sprint subscribers in the said country who participated in the beta testing program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Sprint subscribers is a 167 MB file.
In March, Verizon users in the United States received the Android Nougat 7.0 update on their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Features Of The Nougat 7.0 Update
Canadians can now look forward to a host of improvements and fixes which the newer version of Android brings with it.
The Android Nougat update allows users to experience a new set of enhanced and exciting features like, the multitasking mode, which allows the users to use two application on the same screen.
The update also brings along a better and improved battery life, all new Effects preview screen for pictures, secured access to websites to name few. With the update, the users will also get an enhanced camera setting, and keyboards may also be upgraded.
Since Rogers has announced the update, other major Canadian carriers would not want to be left behind and may decide to make the update available as well.
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