Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Poised To Receive Nougat Update On Jan. 17, But Not 7.1.1 [REPORT]By yasi bilangel, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive the Android Nougat 7.0 update based on a report from Turkey allegedly receiving a notification from Samsung about the new update. However, the notification indicated the Nougat 7.0 update and not the latest 7.1.1 version as promised by Samsung last month.
Last December, Samsung has officially ended its Galaxy beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices for U.K., U.S., China and South Korea. By early January, Samsung began "soak testing" the Nougat update by seeding it to selected devices in order to assess if the update proves to be beneficial to all.
Moreover, Samsung has promised that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will directly get the Android Nougat 7.1.1 and skip the 7.0 altogether. The only devices that will get the Nougat 7.0 update are those from Verizon and Vodafone Australia.
Recently, the Android Police blog revealed a screenshot of a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge user in Turkey claiming to have received notifications from Samsung about getting the Nougat update. The leaked photo was badly translated from Turkish to Spanish, which may have excluded important information.
Nonetheless, the leaked image is that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with phone model SM-G935F, which suggests that devices in Europe are directly involved. It is also safe to assume that the Nougat update will also be available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 since Samsung seeded the beta to both devices.
The leaked image also indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will get the Nougat update starting Jan. 17. This is in line with Samsung's previous claim that it will roll out the update by January. Although there are conflicting reports on the authenticity of the report, it is only logical that the South Korean giant will be rolling out the update soon after a successful "soak test" according to GSM Arena.
The Nougat update in question is the 7.0 version and not the 7.1.1 that was promised by the tech giant. Observers believed that the Nougat update that will be rolling out in a week's time to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may soon be updated to the 7.1.1 version, NDTV reported.