Reports indicate that different versions of Android Nougat 7.0 or 7.1.1 will be rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 based on regions.
The reports claim that different models of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, namely the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5 will receive different Android Nougat Updates. This will depend on the region of the smartphones. Some owners of a device might be receiving the Android Nougat 7.1.1 version on their phones, while other owners of the same device will receive the older version, Android Nougat 7.0.
Android Update in Australia
A Vodafone representative in Australia has confirmed the above news. Australia is a region that will be receiving only the older version, the Android Nougat 7.0 version for both the Galaxy S7 devices and the Galaxy S7 Edge devices.
Customers have been querying the service network whether their devices would be updated to the latest 7.1.1 version of Android Nougat or whether they would only get the older 7.0 version. The rep has stated that he has checked up with the concerned people and it has been confirmed that Samsung will be skipping the older 7.0 Android Nougat version for other regions, but not for Australia. The rep also confirmed that they were testing the older version of Nougat 7.0 on both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge devices. The customer making the inquiry felt that this decision of different updates for different regions was strange and unfair.
Earlier, Samsung was in the process of running the beta program of the previous Android Nougat 7.0 version for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge devices. At the time, it was reported that Samsung had confirmed to one of the beta testers within the program that the company would offer the latest Nougat 7.1.1 version of Android to these devices as soon as the update was available officially.
Vodafone had recently announced on its upgrade page 3 that its network had moved the previous Android Nougat, 7.0 version to carrier testing. This indicated that the software version of 7.0 would soon be available for the said devices. However, it seems that this is not the case, especially in Australia. It is also not clear as to which models will be receiving the Android Nougat 7.0 version and which ones will get the latest Nougat 7.1.1 version of Android all over the world.
Fate of Older Flagship Devices
Another thing that is unclear regarding the update to the latest Android software is that the status of other older flagship devices is also not known. It was expected that the older devices would also receive the Nougat 7.0 update after it was rolled out to the new Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge devices. The older devices that are waiting for the rollout of the new Android software are the Galaxy Note 5, the S6, the S6 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.