The Android Nougat 7.0 version update may very soon be available for Galaxy S7 devices, anytime around December of this year.
The Nougat 7.0 version is presently in the beta program for the S7 and it is doing pretty well. It is likely that Samsung will expand the program to more markets very soon, says SamMobile. The beta program for 7.0 version for S7 devices is now live in the US and the UK as well as in China and in South Korea. It is expected to arrive in the Philippines as well next week. According one SamMobile user who shared his conversation with consumer assistance in a technical blog, the representative has been stated as saying that the beta program would soon be available for Philippines.
Testing the Software
The beta program of Nougat 7.0 version for the S7 enables those who own an unlocked S7 device or an S7 Edge device to test the software that is in the development stage. They can report any problems or concerns to Samsung. The user has to install the beta program application of Samsung Galaxy
For the device and can then get the air update for 7.0 version of Android.
Guide for Consumers
In addition, Samsung has also offered a consumer guide for the beta version released for Android Nougat. This will help the user to navigate changes, as he moves from the previous version, Marshmallow, to the new Nougat.
Early December Rollout
The official release of the update may begin as early as the beginning of December this year, according to news from Android Central. The blog stated that the beta program might end around the middle of December this year. Earlier in the year 2015, the first beta program for testing Android 6.0 Marshmallow version for the S6 also begin in the month of December and the company started offering official updates in January of 2016.
As for Asia and Europe, it is expected that the beta program should soon be available for the S7 and S7 Edge devices very soon. Unlocked devices in Asia and Europe will soon be officially update to the Android Nougat version and this will be followed by unlocked models in the US. However, it might take a little longer for the carrier models in the US to get the Android 7.0 update.
The beta program of Samsung Galaxy is allowing some consumers to get a taste of the new Android 7.0 version. However, if you are among those who are don’t want to use a pre-release software that could possibly be filled with bugs, you will have to wait for the official rollout. The update is surely a substantial one and there are several clues showing that it will soon be officially available to all owners of the S7 and the S7 Edge devices.
Late Release for Carriers in US
If we go by history, it is most likely that South Korea will be the first to get the update officially and unlocked devices in Europe will follow these. As far as carriers in the US are concerned, they may have to wait a little more. A possible estimate might be the spring of 2017 for S7 carriers in the US.