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 getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the US. If your Galaxy S7 phone doesn't have the latest Android update yet, it is possible to get it through a custom ROM but this comes with its own risks - it's better to wait until your carrier rolls out the Nougat update - it shouldn't be long now!
|Android version||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Yes||Yes|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||Yes||Yes|
Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update
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 2016. Since then, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers have all gotten their updates to Android 7.0, and now, finally Verizon too.
According to Verizon's support pages, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is getting the new software version G930VVRU4BQA2, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is receiving G935VVRU4BQA2. In terms of new features, here is what to expect from Android Nougat.
To check if your device is ready to download the patches, head to Settings > About device > Software update.
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.
If your device hasn't yet received the update and you're impatient to try it out already, you can also flash your device using a custom ROM - but doing so will likely void your warranty, so it's not especially recommended, particularly as the Nougat update will certainly arrive shortly. If despite this, you still want to try it out, XDA developers forum has a custom ROM you can use.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Marshmallow update
The Galaxy S7 came out of the box at its launch running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Android Nougat should now be available for all Galaxy S7 devices, so make sure your device is updated to ensure you have access to all the latest Android features and security patches.
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