No, Samsung may not be halting Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Nougat OTA update

Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung started rolling out Android Nougat OTA to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge less than one week ago, but it appears that the process is already hitting bumps.

According to the latest reports surfacing from China, Samsung has reportedly halted the Nougat update to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Interestingly, the report notes that the tech giant has reverted to the Galaxy Beta program that it closed at the death of last year. At the time of this writing, those in China are receiving a beta update that comes with software build number G9350ZCU2ZQA4. This is an update meant for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but up to now, there are still no reports on the same update with respect to the standard S7.

The notification to the update reportedly confirms that this is Android Nougat beta 7 and it weighs about 213.30MB, just about the same size as the stable release that rolled out last week to those who were already on the beta version.

As it is, the OTA update has been stopped because Samsung has reportedly come across some bugs in the files and needs to put them back in order before resuming the update. Apparently, the new Android Nougat beta 7 brings more stability and performance improvements as well as an enhanced power saving mode, among others.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

It is not strange to see a Chinese variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge receiving an Android Nougat beta 7 update. Less than two weeks ago, after the closure of the Galaxy Beta Program, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge models in China were still receiving the Nougat beta treat. In fact, the company had pushed beta 6 to the models in the region and according to the latest reports, the same phone has been updated with beta 7.

Last time out, the update to Android Nougat beta 6 weighed 182.21MB and had build number G9350ZCU2ZQA1. If anything, this is probably just another beta update meant for this Chinese variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and it has nothing to do with the entire Android Nougat OTA to the rest of the devices currently receiving the OS.

There are some reports doing rounds that Samsung has halted the OTA update and even though we are yet to confirm this, we believe this is not the case.

Have you received Android Nougat OTA on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? Do share your views with us in the comments.

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