Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge started receiving the Nougat treat less than a week, but this was only happening for those who were pre-registered in the Galaxy Beta program.
Samsung brought this program to an end at on the last day of 2016, announcing that it will do everything possible to push out the OTA updates this January. On Thursday last week, the first Android 7.0 Nougat OTA rolled out to users of the 2016 flagships, but it never reached any device that wasn’t part of the beta program since then. This has changed starting from this moment as incoming reports claim that the update is now rolling out to non-beta owners of these two phones. This goes hand in hand with an earlier rumor that had pegged this release date at January 17 and indeed it has come to materialize.
Unlike the smaller package that rolled out last week to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users, the latest OTA update weighs about 1.3GB. But according to Android Soul, who uncovered this development, it does not update the device to Android 7.1.1 Nougat as earlier thought, instead, you get Android 7.0 Nougat. It appears that the OTA version has started rolling out in Europe, with the standard S8 getting firmware version G930FXXU1DPLT while the curved screen Galaxy S7 Edge gets G935FXXU1DPLT.
If the OTA notification hasn’t reached your device just yet, there is room to manually check for the availability of the OTA files. Head to your phone’s Settings and hit About device. From there, you can check for updates and if ready, you should be given an option to download. Otherwise, you may have to sit back and wait until the OTA notification comes to your device. Still, you can keep checking for the update manually via the Settings and who knows, you might get lucky after a few tries.
It is not known when the same Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update will spread its wings to other parts of the world. However, it shouldn’t be long, especially now that the process is up and running.
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