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Samsung Galaxy S7 Android update: latest news

Update: Nougat is on its way

The Samsung Galaxy S7 launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upon its release, and in addition to receiving an array of minor updates and security patches, the device is starting to get Nougat updates in the US. In Europe, the update is due on January 17, according to the latest news.

Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update

The latest news is that we have rumored evidence that the Nougat update will be coming to Europe on January 17. According to the Android Soul, a screenshot from Turkey says that the stable Nougat release for the Galaxy S7 Edge's European variant (SM-G935F) is on its way. That means the non-Edge Galaxy S7 will likely be getting it as well. 

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Nougat is coming to European S7 Edge handsets. / © The Android Soul

Samsung started running Nougat on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in some regions, including the US and UK, as a beta program in November. A total of five beta tests of Android Nougat were made available for the Galaxy S7, which came to a close on December 30, 2016.

We have news that some Galaxy S7 devices are receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat right now, in what appears to be a soak test by Samsung before a bigger public roll out. It is only rolling out to a small number of users at the moment, so don't worry if you haven't gotten an update yet. We will update you when we hear more.

Check back at this article for future news about the Galaxy S7 receiving Android Nougat. We'll keep it updated as new information comes in.

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Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S7. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Marshmallow update

The Galaxy S7 came running Google's latest version of Android, 6.0.1, right out of the box. Before Nougat, the Galaxy S7 received a minor update on March 17, starting with T-Mobile customers. The update was one of Android's monthly security patches, which should help keep your device secure.

On T-Mobile, the software version is now UVS2APB8, and Verizon is beginning to issue the same update, under version number VRS2APB4. These will likely change with the arrival of Nougat.

Devices in various regions also saw a minor update on April 11 2016, bringing improvements to touch features on the screen (this is mostly aimed at the S7 Edge) and an additional settings in the camera settings menu that corrects for skewed images. The build number is XXU1APD1 and weighs 157 MB.

A security patch and firmware update for European devices was spotted on a Dutch blog by GSMArena. The update brought the firmware version to XXS1BPJ1.

To check if your device is ready to download the patches, head to Settings > About device > Software update.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Verizon Yes
T-Mobile Yes
AT&T Yes
Sprint Yes
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Samsung sometimes updates its own TouchWiz UI, so we'll keep updated on that, too. / © AndroidPIT

Have you received the latest update? Let us know if you've discovered any new features or changes by leaving us a comment.

Via: Sammobile


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  • Well by the sounds off it im glad I haven't updated mine! I'll wait till the official one comes out...

  • Ryan 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    go into Settings>Battery>3 dots upper right corner "battery optimization" click "all apps" go to Pandora and turn "battery optimization" off. Pandora will play fine after that.

  • Ryan 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    I have to say coming from the iPhone having all the generations up to my last the 6+. Then going to Android getting the Note 4. Wow what a difference! The battery on the Note was awful the lag on the was was so ridiculous almost laughable. And everything on screen was cartoonish. The worst was security and software updates. Google puts out the update to Samsung in my case, they medle with it for an extended period of time and it doesn't stop there. The update is then sent to the carrier to medle with before bringing it to us. how ridiculously laughable a situation is that. Apple pushes the update right to it's devices NO 3RD party involvement or carrier nonsense. I received the 6.0 update when 7.0 was released... A WHOLE YEAR AFTER THE UPDATE WAS INITIALLY RELEASED!!! What kind of stupid nonsense is that!?! Well I got rid of that crap Samsung Note 4 and now have a Pixel XL. Let me tell you, since I had this phone the 2 mo now. I received 2 security updates!! This phone is also AWESOME!!! I think it's better then the iPhone by far!! People complain about updated but have 3RD party phone's, well if you have a 3RD party phone Google is not responsible for your update only responsible for releasing it. 3rd party phone's also have WAY TO MANY hands involved. Others complain the Pixel is to expensive and is not flashy enough like other Androids.... umm have you seen these Android phone 1/2 of them look like cheap toys, the Note 4 was a cheap piece of crap.
    You get what you pay for, if you want a good phone go iPhone or Pixel, they come right from the software maker and push updates right to your device, 3RD parties have to many hands involved to do that and I don't have time for the nonsense.
    I get not everyone can afford the Pixel but not everyone can afford the iPhone either. In those cases buy an older model from the year or 2 before and you will also be able to do that with the Pixel as Google continues to release newer models.
    But I can tell you this Pixel XL is the best phone I ever had.

  • Grace is updated in Android 7

  • I want grace ux i dont want only nougat...note 7 features are better

  • 24h after the update, and is working smoothly :) no problem so far... also didn't saw any big difference... :D

  • I see Samsung hasnt got any better at releasing fully tested stable updates then. I have an S5 and since updating to Marshmallow my battery life has dropped like 40%. I used to get 2 days out of my battery, now I am lucky to get through a day. This is my massive issue with Samsung.

  • i have galaxy s7 edge and after the update i had no issues at all regarding the battery ,but there is one problem im facing my phone is getting slow

  • Gilly 5 months ago Link to comment

    Apparently the updates have deleted the function on the Galaxy S7 which allows you to make wifi calls, so vodafone has enabled wifi calling but until Android get another update out, none of us who have updated the software to date (including me) can now use this feature. I do hope that this gets sorted SOON! The other thing is that I can no longer cut and paste things like facebook statuses on my phone, so it is rather a backwards step in that regard.

  • I bought an s7 about 2 days ago and after installing latest marshmallow update seem to be having problems with the ear speaker during calls on full volume the speaker makes vibrating noises on people's voices so annoying and have noticed lagging on sites like ebay app and other websites i had a galaxy s5 before the s7 on android 5 and never had any of these issues so annoying

  • This update ate my new phone. I had only had it for 3 weeks. It pushed the update to my phone, I made sure it was plugged in to power and let it do its thing. It wouldn't stop power cycling. I tried to unlock it, power cycle. Got it unlocked and tried to access anything, power cycle. Random freezing and power cycles. I called Verizon and they had me do a factory reset. That worked for about 3 hours, then right back to the death spiral. I called again and they had me plug my phone in to the computer and do the whole reconfigure from their servers thing. Two hours later, it started again. I couldn't use my phone for three days. They sent me a brand new replacement. Now this one is informing me about the update. I'm really tempted to delay it indefinitely.

  • i HATE IT ! my data isnt stable. I CANT use facebook because of a cant find conection msg & my wifi isnt stable either which never used to be an issue -.- NOT only that but also now pandora isnt working it will ONLY play 1 song and buffer -.- my facebook mesanger says weak connection all the time . IM SO PISSED callee verizon went through some steps with tech support and NOTHING -.-i might have to get a replacement but that would mean ima loose everything -.- SMH i hate the new update FIX the issue pls

    p.s very upset customer !

    • Ryan 2 weeks ago Link to comment

      go into Settings>Battery>3 dots upper right corner "battery optimization" click "all apps" go to Pandora and turn "battery optimization" off. Pandora will play fine after that.

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