Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets are currently being updated to Android 7, OTA at the time of this writing. The 215MB update is being fielded a week early to beta testers first, and will then trickle down to the rest of the proletariat.
You get an update!
It’s not the latest version of Android.
It’s nice to see how quickly Samsung has rolled out the Nougat upgrade, especially given the slew of new features and changes it brings to the S7 and S7 edge, including a new user interface. Samsung’s beta team had confirmed earlier that the final version of Nougat would be released on January 17th – the update has arrived almost a week earlier, although it’s possible that date was mentioned regarding those who weren’t part of the beta program.
In any case, availability of Android 7.0 (yes, it’s not 7.1.1, although the security patch is dated January 1) should expand to S7 and S7 edge users in more markets over the coming days. Check out our What’s New With Nougat series to see what Android Nougat brings to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and let us know if you are seeing the update on your S7 or S7 edge!
It is important for Samsung S7 owners to update as soon they can to patch up the existing security exploits in current versions of the operating system.
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