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Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge set to get Android 7.0 Nougat in January

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Samsung is ending the Galaxy beta program after a few iterations of successful testing. Presumably, this means a stable release is just about ready to be pushed out to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Details after the break.

More specifically, Samsung will be ending the beta program on December 30 at 24:00 or December 31 at 00:00. It doesn’t seem like users on the program will have to roll back, but from here on out, there won’t be any new beta releases or even a way to provide feedback on the update.

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In the notification, obtained by The Android Soul, Samsung says they’ll be doing their best to put out a stable release in January “as soon as possible.”

So, keep your eyes peeled, folks. Android 7.0 Nougat is long overdue for these devices, and owners of Unlocked variants should be getting it within a little under a month now. Now, when carrier variants will be getting the update, that’s completely up in the air at this point.

source: The Android Soul


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  • bolski

    Long over due? Really? Nougat 7.0 was released in August of this year, with 7.1.1 released December of this year. This phone didn’t come with Nougat, and since Android is not the same across all devices, like iOS, it requires massive testing, especially since Android phones are not the same hardware-wise across all devices. iPhones, as much as I despise them, do not have the hardware disparity that Android does, so Android requires much more thorough testing across the different manufactured devices by the manufacturer. So yes, it will take time especially if the devices were not shipped with Nougat from the get-go. I myself would rather they test this thoroughly rather than rush to get it out the door just to say “Look we have Nougat running on our devices”. I’ve seen instances where an update was rushed out to appease the masses and it caused more problems than were necessary. So, let’s be thankful that Samsung is taking the time to ensure that when they release Nougat for the S7/S7 Edge, it will be a release that will hopefully not be painful for users. I myself will wait and see what others have to say after they’ve ran the update before I accept it. MM is running just fine on my device for right now.