Samsung released Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets about two weeks ago, but this largely affected those who were part of the Galaxy Beta Program or using unlocked models of the phone.
As usual with Samsung, unlocked devices lead the way when it comes to receiving major software updates. As a result, those who are using the same Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets on carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are yet to start seeing the same treat come their way. Well, lucky are those using the latter as the latest reports indicate that the American carrier has now begun official testing of Android 7.0 Nougat for these two phones.
Since Samsung rolled out an OTA update, not all unlocked models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have already been updated to the new OS. This kind of rollout usually means that the update comes out gradually. However, those with unlocked models will not wait as long as those using carrier-locked variants of these phones.
Given that T-Mobile has just begun the official testing of Android 7.0 Nougat on the two Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones, it does mean that users of this carrier can have hopes of seeing the update in late Q1 2017 or early Q2 2017. Other devices that T-Mobile has also listed as far as this Nougat update include 2015’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as well as the HTC 10 and LG G5, among others.
The current status of the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 is still listed as “manufacturer development”, meaning that the software is still in the hands of the smartphones’ maker – Samsung. This is true since the tech giant hasn’t announced the Nougat update for any of its 2015 handsets, but it shouldn’t be long before this happens.
Despite confirming that Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is in the testing phase, T-Mobile has not mentioned a thing about the specific release date. But as noted earlier, it won’t be long before the OTA notifications start appearing on these devices.
Keep following and we’ll let you know when this happens!