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. As of yesterday, Verizon customers are finally getting the update. Here are all the details on when to expect Android 7.0 Nougat for your S7 Edge.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 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. 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.
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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.
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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