Samsung has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but we’re still waiting for that update on the carrier-branded versions of the device. Like pretty much all major updates on a carrier phone, there’s a delay between when the manufacturer releases it and when the phone actually gets updated, but it’s a good opportunity to see which carriers are quick to get the new software pushed out.
T-Mobile is trying to stay on top of the update, and their software update page reflects that. The page lists all devices that are scheduled to get Android 7.0 in the future with specific details on each phone, including whether the phone’s software is delayed by the manufacturer, if it’s rolling out, or where T-Mobile stands with it.
While several older Samsung devices (Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5) still say they’re waiting on the manufacturer for the software, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are both currently sitting in the T-Mobile testing phase. That means the carrier has the software ready to go, but they’re testing things to make sure it won’t cause any issues once it’s pushed out to all devices on the network. That’s very good news for Galaxy S7 owners. It’s a little disappointing for older devices that theoretically should be updated around the same time, but we’ll take our small victories.
There’s still not ETA on when T-Mobile customers can expect the update, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as things move along.