Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat Update Rolling Out in The US

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.

All indications are that this update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 contains the April 2017 Android Security patch along with various other minor fixes and improvements to the device.  It is possible, not not 100% know, that the update to the April patch is what caused the unlocked variant update to be delayed.

If you have a Galaxy S7, you can check the Software update page on your phone to see if the update is ready for you.  It could take several days before it hits everyone as these big update tend to roll out in phases from the manufactures.  If you do get the update, drop me a comment here or on Google+ to let me know how the upgrade process went for you.

 

Source:  Android Authority