Canada’s Rogers and TELUS are now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates to both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The two carriers are joining the party a little bit late, especially since carriers in the U.S. have already rolled out the OS to the two phones. However, it seems this was a Canadian thing as the likes of Bell, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile and Freedom Mobile started rolling out the same update not so long ago.
The update is rolling out over the air and as such, not all units of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be able to download and install the OS at once. Since it has just started happening today, some may have to wait until the end of the week before they can actually receive an OTA notification on their phones.
If you can’t wait, there’s an easier way to go things. Just head to your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge’s Settings>About device>System updates and check for the update manually. If it’s ready for your device, you should be able to download and install it right away. However, make sure that you are connected to the internet via a Wi-Fi network because the update is quite heavy at 1.2GB. Also ensure that your phone’s battery power is at least 50%, otherwise, connect it to a power source.
The update installs Android 7.0 Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and not the newer Android 7.1.1, something that could also mean that users of the two phones are facing another long wait before they get the update to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat, which is still in beta and available only to Google Pixel and Nexus users.