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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android update: latest news

Update: S7 and S7 Edge devices in the US can get Nougat now

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box, and since their release, they have received a number of updates and security patches. Finally, the update everyone has been waiting for has arrived. All major US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and even US Cellular) have rolled out the Nougat update to S7 and S7 Edge devices, and Samsung has done the same for the unlocked devices, too.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update

Carrier Issued Android version Current Android version Planned Nougat update
AT&T 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
T-Mobile 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Verizon 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
US Cellular 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Sprint 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Unbranded 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1

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Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update

After the four major US Carriers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T) rolled out the Android Nougat updates for their Galaxy S7 handsets in March 2017, US Cellular has finally caught up with the pack. 

And, last but not least, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7's time has come as well. The unlocked non-Edge G930U Samsung Galaxy S7 has received Android 7.0 Nougat.

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.

Make sure your device is updated to ensure you have access to all the latest Android features and security patches. To check if your device is updated, go to Settings, scroll down to System, tap About device, and hit Software update.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update

Carrier Issued Android version Current Android version Planned Nougat update
AT&T 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
T-Mobile 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Verizon 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
US Cellular 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Sprint 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Unbranded 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update

After Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T all rolled out their respective Android Nougat updates for the Galaxy S7, US Cellular is finally following suit, and has just started rolling out the Nougat update. The rather sizable update is exactly the same Nougat version as on the other carriers, but will be a much welcomed update nevertheless.

Owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices in the US (G935U) were, sadly, forced to wait for Samsung to make a decision on rolling out the latest Nougat update after the major carriers all received it. Finally, it's here now

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The Galaxy S7 Edge came with Marshmallow right out of the box. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Marshmallow update

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. And now, all major carriers in the US offer the upgrade to Nougat. Unlocked devices can update to Nougat now as well.

If you want to know whether you have the most up-to-date version of Android, go your device's Settings, scroll down to System, tap About device, and hit Software update. If you want your S7 Edge to automatically update, make sure the Auto update box is checked. 

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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  • When I updated my HTC m9 to Nougat, I had a bunch of minor issues, the biggest, severe battery drain. My fix was to reset all app preferences. After I had gone thru all individual app permissions, I then went to back up & reset. Unchecked, which erased previous data, and rebuilt new back up. Also I unchecked restore at the same time. It's a bit of a pain, but far better than a factory reset. And you loose no data stored already except app settings being renewed.

  • I have the global version of the S7 Edge i.e the SM-G935F which I bought in the UK but I haven't received any updates although I'm in faraway Nigeria now.

    I'd like to know if there's an update for this already or in the alternative, how long further I'd have to wait to get mine.

    Thanks.

  • Meilice 2 months ago Link to comment

    I absolutely hate this update! What works me most is the keyboard update. Since then I can't write in either English or german with the same English (UK) keyboard setup like I've always done. Like when I write something in german it gets auto corrected to English word that resembled the german word. Every word I saved up until has been reset. My s6 is laggy and when I have the many tabs open like always it respond half a second later. When someone calls I need over 5 seconds to tap the take call button because it's laggy, buggy and everything shows some seconds later than normal. I regret accepting the update. I regret this. The only thing that is slightly good is the notification of WhatsApp where you can read messages from any of my friends separately without actually opening WhatsApp

  • Craigled 3 months ago Link to comment

    Already got the Nougat update on my S7 Edge over a month ago and love it!

  • John 4 months ago Link to comment

    This latest update is cr!@. Making a phone call. Contacts the favourites are gone. When you press the tiny symbols they flash but dont do anything. The icons are so small on the camera you dont even know they are there. So much white in everything. Cant change months in the calendar except when you stumble across the trick and then it is one at a time.
    Did I mention how small everything is. My finger taps two at once. Utter crap. Maybe you transferred the battery checkers to be user interface testers.
    I really like your power saver app it tells me what applications have been running when I didnt want them running in the first place. What part of "close all "dont you understand.
    Did I mention how utterly useless this is.
    Is it a phone? Well I tried to make a call yesterday so using the green phone icon up came a list of contacts. When i finally got the search bar to work and typed in a name which then listed the person twice. Once with a phone number and the second with an email address. Why ?? I did mention I was calling someone. If i want to email them I would have used the email icon! So I have a name with phone number, lets ring them . Nope up comes the message box. WTF!!! Three times in and out until finally it dialled. What a piece of shit update. My list could go on forever.
    And remember dont try using it outside, always have a magnifying glass with you and a tiny finger for choosing and tap 4 more times then you would normally do to complete a task.

  • Mark G. 4 months ago Link to comment

    Just received the 7.0 update for my Excellent Samsung Galaxy S7.... And it's feckin fabulous, I was a little bit wary of the changes to settings and different layouts but that soon passed. I didn't think there was much room for improvement but I was wrong. The best thing (in my humble opinion) is that Samsung has brought back "Air wake", though it's now called "Easy Screen Turn On", it can be found in the Accessibility section - Dexterity and Interaction. It allows you to wake up the screen by simply waving your hand over the sensors, this coupled with the improvement to the notifications makes it a joy to use, well done Samsung.
    The only negative I can find is the colour change to the stock S planner, I've always been a fan of this calendar but the last 2 updates have made it worse. (colour change, reduction in customisations). But I'm sure I will get over it.

    Peace 🖖

    • What about battery life better or worse?

      • From my experience with my Galaxy S7, battery life has been reduced by at least 30%. not sure if the new setup uses more processor power or what, but I now have to recharge my phone twice a day after the update, I go from 100% at 8am to about 3% by 1pm with little to no useage

  • I am having so many issues with my phone since the update. My designated ringtones will no longer work, they all have the same ringtone. My keyboard is not working properly and I keep getting notification beeps that go off on my phone like crazy that I can't get to stop. HATE THIS UPDATE! Anyone else having issues with the ringtones? I've went to my settings and turned off notifications, yet phone continues to vibate and beep constantly. UGH!!! Is there anyway to delete the new update and have it back to the way it was before the update?

  • Cindy K 4 months ago Link to comment

    I am constantly receiving update notifications. So a few days ago I downloaded the update. Ever since I downloaded the update now, I have been getting software update notification, as if I never did the update in the first place. How do I make the updates stop without flashing my phone?

  • Dusan V. 4 months ago Link to comment

    I have received Nougat update for S7 this February and so far i am really happy. I am only using nova launcher because i don't like Samsung stock user interface. Everything else is better than before.

  • 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.

  • Jen G 4 months 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.

  • jozef raz 5 months ago Link to comment

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

    • CHK 4 months 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...

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