The official version of Nougat 7.0 will be available for S7 and S7 Edge devices on Verizon only by early 2017.
Nougat for S7 and S7 Devices
The S7 and the S7 Edge devices that were enrolled in Samsung’s beta program are being allowed to try out the 7.0 version of Nougat. This is being allowed before the roll out of the official build. It is possible that Samsung is doing this so that the users can check out the software and see if there are any potential bugs or issues and so on. After the end of the beta trial period, Samsung will offer the official build of Nougat 7.0 for the S7 and the S7 edge phones by the end of 2016.
However, the same will not be applicable for the S7 and the S7 Edge devices that fall under Verizon. According to Big Red, these two devices will get the new Nougat 7.0 version only a little later in the early part of 2017.
News Through Beta App of Samsung
The news was announced through the beta application of Samsung Galaxy, whereby they stated that Verizon would continue to offer the same original software during the rest of the trial. The trial users of the beta program would then receive an upgrade to Nougat’s official build that would be rolled out in the early part of 2017.
This means that Verizon will not endorse this beta program of Nougat 7.0 for the S7 and the S7 Edge devices. Customers of Verizon devices, S7 and S7 Edge, will also not get any more Nougat beta releases in the future, according to Android Authority.
User of Verizon S7 and S7 Edge devices can opt for leaving the beta program. Alternatively, they can return to the previous Android software version, the Marshmallow or just continue to be in the present Nougat beta version, says SamMobile.
All the users who continue to remain in the beta trial of the new software will receive Nougat, according to Samsung.
Samsung Verizon Relationship
It is not known as to what is the reason for the delay being made by Verizon for its S7 and S7 Edge devices. However, it is not very surprising, as the relationship between Samsung and Verizon has been rather strained for some time. For instance, in case of the S5, customers using Verizon devices were not allowed the feature of the Download Booster, till it was added by an update. The feature allowed users of the device to download a file of size 30 MB and more much faster using Wi as well as data connection simultaneously.
Again, in case of the Note 5 device, Verizon did not make the PDF feature available initially. In case of the Note 7, which has now been cancelled, users could not view the Cloud storage feature and needed to use a shortcut application for locating it in the software.
However, users of Verizon S7 and S7 Edge devices do not have to worry about anything regarding the Nougat update. All they need is an active account with Samsung and they must install Samsung’s beta program application on their devices.