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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update: all the latest news

Update: US Cellular rolls out the Nougat update for the S7 Edge

Nougat has already arrived for Galaxy S7 Edge owners on most of the major networks in the US, including Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. It was stated that all unlocked S7 Edge devices in the US will receive the March security update, and it seems like the big carriers kept to their word, as Cellular (the last of the large US carriers) is rolling out the Android Nougat update for the S7 and S7 Edge now

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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 an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sadly still have to wait until Samsung finally decides to roll out the Nougat update. 

For some time now unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge devices in the US have been waiting to receive the long overdue March security update. Samsung has apologized for the delay, which they have attributed to being the result of "various circumstances," and is now trying to make amends by issuing the latest security patch. The OTA update which rolled out  in March 2017 to the Galaxy S7 Edge was G935UUES4AQC1.

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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.

After AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all released the Android 7.0 Nougat update first, now Verizon customers who own the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should be pleased. According to Verizon's support pages which were updated yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now 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. 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.

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
Cellular 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Sprint 6.0.1 7.0 7.1.1
Unbranded 6.0.1 6.0.1 7.1.1

 

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Android Nougat was unveiled at Google I/O, 2016. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android Marshmallow update

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge came with the latest version of Android, 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As of right now, there have been no other updates past this version, not even from Nexus devices. 

There was a small security update that went to T-Mobile customers. This was a routine monthly security patch that keeps your device safe. This was rolled out on March 17. 

The software version for T-Mobile is now UVS2APB8. Verizon is beginning to issue the same update and the version number is set to be VRS2APB4. 

In certain regions, some Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones will start to receive a minor update beginning April 11. This update brings some interesting improvements to the touch screen as well as extra settings included on the settings menu that corrects distorted images. It has been dubbed XXU1APD1. We don't know which regions will get the update first but stay tuned and we'll let you know when you will get it.

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

This update was prompted by Galaxy S7 Edge problems with single-handed usage reported by many users. The problem was that many were unintentionally touching the screen on the sides and the device not working when they try to manipulate it with their fingers. This has been addressed with the update

Many Galaxy S7 Edge users were experiencing difficulties with their images. The device should now auto-correct shapes that appear out of focus and should appear in the newest update.

Version XXS1BPJ1 of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge firmware and a security update started hitting unbranded units in some European countries. This was found on a Dutch blog by GSMArena. The security patch could come as early as this month. We'll let you know when the US units will receive the update as soon as we find out.

If you want to know whether you have the most up-to-date version of Android, go your devices 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. 

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  • My biggest complaint is I will be in the middle of an app or game and will receive a phone call. I use to be able to answer the call and just put it on speaker phone without switching out apps. Now I have to answer, wait for the phone screen to come up, hit speaker phone, recent apps, open up the app I was in just to multi task, very annoying when it use to be so simple before this update and now I cant figure out who to get it back to the way it use to be.

  • I have the unlocked, international variant of the s7 edge. Whenever I reboot my phone, it tells me that my phone has the beta version of Android Nougat 7.0. I look in About Device, and it tells me that I have the official version.....confused much! 🤔

  • Ever since i did last update my has been messed up. Ive never had a problem with til that dang update. So much is wtong with it but here is just a fee

    Screen going black.
    Swipping gets stuck like it froze
    Wont play videos on fb.
    Its running very very slow.
    Wifi all messed up.
    While im on any app it just stops and goes locked screen.
    Phone dont always ring when getting a call.
    My music app wont play sometimes..
    I have to reboot phone for music to play
    More often then not i cant scroll
    Screen shot wont hardly work.
    This is just a few. Im so upset. I loved my phone never ever had any problems till that dang update now i I hate my phone.

    • Since I got the Nouget my phone has never worked better. I don't wish to upgrade because I love my edge. I also love the home button placement. I can wait & see what the note has to offer. If not I'll wait for the S9!

  • not yet update my galaxy s7 edge is the nougat good

  • Man I missed my note7 so bad ! I mean s7e is not bad but it's not a note7 by far now I'm beeping stuck with this s7e yea it's ok but come Samsung let me down 3 times all ready now when the new note comes out I'm stuck in this contract for 2 years. And have been broken 3 times with 7 debacle do you really think I'm going to by another note 8 shit you got to kidding I'm so done !

  • Robbie W 6 months ago Link to comment

    I have Sprint S7 edge in the US. I got the security update and the firmware update today. Not sure what it covers.

  • Rob hoy 6 months ago Link to comment

    I have seen 7 edge. I want as a minimum the software from the note 7. The camera beat the s7 hands down and that must have been due to the software. New phones are still being compared to the s7 so samsung need to blast them out the water asap....

  • Dazzler 6 months ago Link to comment

    Latest update means I finally get the AOD with my S-View case closed (in the window!)! Simple things!

  • Soon the firmware updates for the s7/edge will take as long as what we S6/edge users are experiencing. As soon as the Note 6 and other devices are released the s7/edge will be last on the list of updates. Sad but true...

    • I got the edge s7 g935f international unlocked. I keep switching firmware lol waiting for a nougat I can use since I can use whatever. On deutsch Germany I can't remember the digits but no bloat warehouse. I had crazy ones lol can't wait

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