While those in the U.S. might be rejoicing in the fact that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets have already received the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates, it might take up to 10 months before other regions across the globe receive the same update.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users started seeing the update to Android 7.0 Nougat a few weeks ago. The update, being an OTA, is currently rolling out gradually in different markets. As at the time of this writing, many people across the globe have yet to see this update come their way and looking at the latest development, this wait is set to go on up to somewhere in June. If this happens, it would have taken the South Korean tech giant a massive 10 months to roll out the OS to all devices.
The first device to receive a stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat did so back in August 2016 and up to now, Google has already rolled out Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In fact, the search engine giant has already begun testing the newer Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta, but the expected release date is yet to be confirmed. As it appears, some Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will be receiving the update to version 7.0 at around the same time that Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X handsets will be receiving version 7.1.2.
It was thought that Samsung will be done with rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat in all regions by the time Q1 2017 came to a conclusion. But according to a report coming from Singapore, the wait will be on until June. This information came from a Samsung support representative after being asked when Nougat will be rolled out to his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that was bought in the Asian country.
Be warned that Samsung Support reps are not always equipped with the most accurate details about software release dates, meaning that this timing could change at some point. However, if this is the case, it means some Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will be stuck with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for quite some time.