T-Mobile has released an update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on their network that is aimed at improving roaming on the devices. Build G930TUVU4BQH7 for the S7 and build G935TUVU4BQH7 for the S7 Edge are the updates you are looking for on these respective devices and they should be hitting your device over the course of the next few days.
The biggest change in this smallish 200MB update is improved IMS Roaming. What is IMS Roaming you ask? Essentially it is an interconnect between T-Mobile and other carriers to allow you to make VoLTE calls, video calls and media sessions to someone on another carrier in another country. It isn’t super sexy and unless you do international travel, it isn’t a big deal frankly. But it is good to see T-Mobile improving support for it (and Samsung for that matter).
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For readers who have the either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge on AT&T, there is a new update heading your way starting today. The update brings the June Android Security update to both devices. The update follows a similar update from Sprint and T-Mobile for the phones on their networks. It does not bring any significant new features and it remains on Android Nougat 7.0.
For the AT&T Galaxy S7, you are looking for build G930AUCU4BQF3 while on the Galaxy S7 Edge, build G935AUCU4BQF3 is your flavor of the day. The updates are about 300MB in size, so not huge but certainly one you will want to download while you are on Wi-Fi just to make it all a bit faster process.
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Yesterday, T-Mobile started rolling out the June Android Security update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on their network. Today, Sprint has followed suit. The update is build G930PVPU4BQF3 for the Galaxy S7 while the S7 Edge will be getting build G935PVPU4BQF3. The update for either device comes in at just under 300MB in size and it is recommended that it be downloaded via Wi-Fi and that you have at 50% of battery left prior to trying to install it.
The release notes for the updates are somewhat generic in describing what is addressed. The security is improved thank to the new Android Security patch level but there are also “device stability & improvements”. There are also performance improvements but again, not specific is called out. This is similar to the T-Mobile release yesterday which just indicated “various system improvements”.
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For readers who have the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the T-Mobile network, be on the look out for a sizable update coming your way. The update brings a host of improvements to both devices as well as the June Android security update. For those with a S7, you are looking for firmware build G930TUVS4BQE1 while those of you with a S7 Edge, you are getting build G935TUVU4BQF6. Both updates coming in at just over 350MB in size.
With that size, there are clearly other tweaks and improvements that have been made to the firmware beyond the June security updates. Those updates themselves are only about 25MB so the rest is more-or-less other improvements.
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After a horrendously long wait, the unlocked variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 appears to be having its official Android Nougat update rolling out. Android Authority is reporting that multiple users of Reddit have reported getting an OTA update to the Galaxy S7 with the Nougat update. Samsung, to this point, has not confirmed if this is indeed the case. The update comes a week after the update to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge received its update to Nougat and months after the carrier locked versions of the update hit devices. Why the update to the unlocked variants too so long is unclear.
It is indicated that the update weighs in at just over 1Gb in size so you will want to make sure you download it over Wi-Fi. The update will take about 10 minutes to install once you have it downloaded and will require a reboot. Once you are back up and running, you will be running on Nougat. If you need a rundown of what’s new in Nougat, check out my overview.
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Good news this morning for those in Canada who have the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on either Rogers or Telus. The two carriers have begun the process of rolling out the Android Nougat 7.0 update to those devices. The update comes a few days later than the majority of carriers in Canada started the update roll out and follows the release of the update here in the United States. By all indications, the update is virtually identical to the update that rolled out to other Canadian and US carriers. That is, it is based on Nougat 7.0 and has the February 2017 Android Security Update.
The update for the phones is sizable at just over 1GB so you will certainly want to make sure you are on a Wi-Fi connection to download it. Once the update is downloaded, you can expect the install to take 15-20 minutes and after the reboot is complete, you will be on Nougat.
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Good news this morning for Verizon customers using the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge – Android Nougat is finally coming your way. The update is being released today and you are looking for build NRD90M.G930VVRU4BQA2 for the Galaxy S7 while the S7 Edge is getting build NRD90M.G935VVRU4BQA2. Both updates come in at just over 1GB in size so you will want to make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi to download the update for your phone. Once you have it downloaded, the install process should take about 30 minutes all-in.
By now readers will know what comes with Nougat so I won’t bore you with the details once again. If you aren’t clear on what Nougat brings, check out my review. As for this particular update, you aren’t going to find much different than the Galaxy S7 updates that have been on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. Essentially the updates are the same with very minor tweaks between them for each carrier. That, frankly, is good in that you don’t have a different experience just because you are on a different carrier.
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