Users who are already part of the beta program on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones will receive Android 7.0 Nougat with a couple of fixes.
Samsung has always had a very slow process of testing the latest Android operating system on their smartphone and releasing them. Their beta testing period lasted a very long on multiple devices and officially came to an end in the month of December last year. However, it takes more time, possibly months for it to be available on all confirmed Samsung devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Beta Program has made things quicker than they used to be. If you are one among the T-Mobile subscriber and had already signed up for the beta, you will receive your Nougat 7.0 update right now. All these users were already running the beta version of the operating system. It had some stability and performance issues as reported earlier. The newest official update will fix them all, allowing Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users to experience the full potential of the operating system.
The initial rollout will be only for the S7 Edge but the other flagship device will surely not be left behind. The first batch of Android 7.0 was launched as a beta and later an official version for specific European devices. It did confirm that Samsung is busy bringing it to their two top flagship devices. We heard this news in the month of January and now T-Mobile is bringing it to their loyal patrons. The file will be an over the air update as like most other updates but you will easily spot the file being shared on the XDA forums.
For those who missed the update or like to receive it much earlier, it should be possible to download it from the forums and install it. You can always choose to wait for the official update though. Users on the beta program complained that the Galaxy S7 Edge ran slower when it was updated to 7.0 Nougat Android version. With the official version, the issues that slowed down the phone should be fixed. Once more T-Mobile users start receiving it, it will be possible to know how good the update is which adds plenty of useful features including dual app access, better notification bar and the ability to reply messages right from the notification tray. The file size is at 117MB.
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