It’s been more than three months since the first Samsung Galaxy phone received the update to Android 7.0 Nougat – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Being last year’s flagships, the two S7 smartphones were the obvious contenders to be the first in receiving the Nougat treat from Samsung. The two were later on followed by other Samsung devices from 2015, namely Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.
Not so many regions have received the updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 series, however, quite a good number have received the Nougat treat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But as usual with carriers, it’s only now that the same update is hitting the U.S. Cellular variants of the 2016 flagships. SamMobile reports that the update weighs 1512.39MB, something that means you need a Wi-Fi hotspot to download it.
With Sprint having already pushed out the new Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update to Samsung Galaxy Note 5, T-Mobile has now joined the party. The phablet started receiving the Nougat update a while ago, but it was mainly concentrated in Europe. However, those on T-Mobile can now grab this update, but since it’s rolling out as an OTA, it’ll definitely take some time before all units are updated. There’s still no confirmation on the size of the update, but don’t expect anything small in size, especially since this is a major update.
Canadians using Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can also speak the same language as their U.S. counterparts on Sprint, with the two devices’ update to Android 7.0 Nougat now ready to download in the region. The standard Galaxy S6 gets firmware version G920W8VLU5DQD1 while the curved Edge version gets G925W8VLU5DQD1, but the details of their sizes are not clear. Like the Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile, you can also expect something big – something that’ll require a stable internet connection via Wi-Fi.
All of these Android 7.0 Nougat updates are rolling out over the air, which may take days to reach all devices. You can skip this queue by heading to your phone’s Settings>About phone>System updates and check for updates manually.