Samsung has already commenced the official Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but it seems today is the day it starts the official global launch of the OS.
According to the latest reports, the tech giant will be releasing the OS to a slew of markets, but there will be a heavy focus on Europe. Since the update begun rolling out, not so many countries have been able to receive it, but this is going to change as from today onwards.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and live in any of these European countries – Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Cyprus – you can be sure that the new Android 7.0 Nougat will be knocking on your device before the end of this week. Since the update is coming over the air, users of the two phones will be notified when the update is ready to download and install, something that could take days or even weeks.
If you can’t wait, there’s room to manually check for the update’s availability via the phones’ About settings, however, this doesn’t guarantee you the Nougat update. Where Samsung Galaxy S7 users will receive an update with build number G930FXXU1DQB7, those on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will receive software version G935FXXU1DQB7.
Like other markets that have recently received the new firmware to Android 7.0 Nougat, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should also end up with the latest Android security patch for the month of February once the new update is installed.
The fact that Samsung will be releasing Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in up to nine countries is a huge achievement. Still, it could be the sign of a global launch for the OS, but this is yet to be confirmed just yet.
If you happen to see the Nougat OTA come your way, please let us know via the comments section below.