[Update: Out for AT&T too] T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update
T-Mobile has finally started rolling out a stable Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. This update comes more than a month after Samsung rolled it out for its unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. For now, the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 users who are receiving the update are the ones enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program. The company will soon extend the update for non-beta users as well.
The update is around 117 MB in size, and it also comes with February's security patch. For the users who are not in the Galaxy Beta Program, the update is expected to come in a bigger size. Similar to other Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units that are running Nougat, the update by T-Mobile also brings features such as multi-window support, bug fixes, improved Settings menu, and performance tweaks.
In November, Samsung announced the Galaxy Beta Program, which allowed Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users to test Android 7.0 Nougat before the official release. But, the company closed the program on December 30, last year.
T-Mobile said in a statement that the update that is currently being rolled out to beta users is the final build. However, the company did not specify why it chose to start the update roll out with beta users.
In a report be TmoNews, T-Mobile said:
Android 7.0 Nougat official software version (T-Mobile has been distributed hence we are opening the new version first with the customers who participated in the Beta program.
We would like to thank all of you for giving your precious opinions during your participation in Samsung Galaxy Beta Program.
It is worth mentioning that carrier-bound units of flagships like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge usually take more time to get the major updates. The reason behind the delay is that they take more time for testing due to additional software features and apps.
For T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users, you can check for the update on your device by going to the Settings > Software Update > Software manual download. Once you tap on the manual download, the update will start downloading. For people who are not enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program, stay tuned with us for more info on the T-Mobile's Nougat update rollout.
If you have a T-Mobile Galaxy S7 or S7 edge smartphone then let us know if you have received the update yet. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
UPDATE: AT&T has also started rolling out the update, which weighs 1.5GB. If your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge are on the AT&T network then you will soon get the notification.