It’s been two months since the first unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates.
But the story is quite different when it comes to carrier-based versions of the two phones, which is not anything strange at all, if past records are to be looked at. Despite the long wait, Canadian carriers have now started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in the country.
The carriers that can so far be confirmed to be rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS to the Galaxy S7 phones are TELUS, Bell, Virgin as well as SaskTel. This is great news for those using the two phones on these carriers as it spells an end to a long wait of months, but as they say, good things come to those who wait.
The updated Android 7.0 Nougat OTA brings firmware version G930W8VLU2BQB6 to the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 while the curved Edge variant has firmware version G935W8VLU2BQB6. After the updates, you can expect to receive all the goodies associated with the Nougat OS alongside the latest Android security patch as well as bug fixes to previous issues, among other improvements.
Keep in mind that even though the Nougat update is already rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users on Virgin, TELUS, Bell, and SaskTel, not all devices will receive the update at once. Some will have to wait for days or even a week before the update hits their devices, which could easily mean next week.
Speaking of next week, you may have noticed that Rogers is nowhere on the list. Well, this is because the carrier had recently confirmed that the Nougat treat will be headed the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s way as from next week Monday, which is March 20th. If anything, all users of these two phones on the said five Canadian carriers should be having the new Android 7.0 Nougat installed on their phones by the end of next week.