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Samsung Galaxy S7 Android update: latest news

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!

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

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

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  • Its horrible. I now cant change songs while its locked, when i click on words in my auto correct it puts the whole correct word in the middle of the letters i have already writen, things like music and youtube videos cant be closed or paused by the pull down menu anymore. The pull down menu is less accessible also and heaps of other layout issues. Messages look ridiculous and i dont like the new notification images. I hate everything about it. I wish i never updated it, its now unpleasant to do anything on my phone.

    • CHK 1 day ago Link to comment

      Agreed. Autocorrect feels like a step back in time. I hope new fixes will be released soon.

  • Jen G 6 days ago Link to comment

    Hmm well I just received the update notice today, and think I won't be updating now..

  • Jen G 6 days ago Link to comment

    Hmm well I just received the update notice today, and think I won't be updating now..

  • Terible theyy removed certain languages like romanian

  • The software update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is horrible. How do I uninstall and return to the previous version?

  • Great new features love it.

  • The latest upgrade is a disaster. Calendar which is for me the most important has changed to unusable something. Please roll back!!!

    • CHK 1 day ago Link to comment

      I agree. The calendar is now more or less useless as it dies not show everything in outlook. So far one of the worst upgrade experiences in a long time...

  • Seems slower. I find that quite a bit I have to double tap to open anything. Fix please.

  • Seems slower, don't like the new look of my text messages.

  • wonder if we will get the 7.1.1 update asap?

  • I got the new Android Nougat version a few days ago. It is AWFUL! I hate it. Contacts and notifications are written in tiny, thin and blurry characters, you need glasses to read. I use several languages and I had to re-configure them, but the auto-correct only works for English, plus all sorts of lay-out changes that are very un-logical. Please bring back the Marshmallow!!!!
    I want to reload the 6.01, but I am not good enough to do it. Has anyone tried it?

    • Bastian Siewers
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      1 month ago Link to comment

      You can flash older version with Odin, you can find every available firmware at sammobile.com. But remember that your phone will be wiped when flashing!

    • I'll give you a simple solution. Sounds treacherous but believe me, considering what you wrote, it's the only feasible one. Since you hate Nougat, just switch to iOS. Otherwise there's no sense in flashing Marshmallow with Odin. And despite your pleas, Google isn't going to go back to Marshmallow. But remember one last bit of advice I'm gonna give you. Every update needs some time to get used to. Look into the settings properly to see what you can change and give it a few days. Maybe you'll grow to like it, after all.

    • I also use multiple languages...this is a disaster, it now corrects everything into English words....completely useless.

    • You can change all that in your settings, including the resolution to help with the battery.

    • yes my notifications are very small I have to open them all to see what they actually say....can't figure out how to make them larger...the font adjustment did help on my text messages etc...

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