Samsung Galaxy S7 Android update: latest news


The Samsung Galaxy S7 launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upon its release, and in addition to receiving an array of minor updates and security patches, the device is starting to get Nougat updates in the US. In Europe, the update is due on January 17, according to the latest news.

Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update

The latest news is that we have rumored evidence that the Nougat update will be coming to Europe on January 17. According to the Android Soul, a screenshot from Turkey says that the stable Nougat release for the Galaxy S7 Edge’s European variant (SM-G935F) is on its way. That means the non-Edge Galaxy S7 will likely be getting it as well. 

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Nougat is coming to European S7 Edge handsets. / © The Android Soul

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.

We have news that some Galaxy S7 devices are receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat right now, in what appears to be a soak test by Samsung before a bigger public roll out. It is only rolling out to a small number of users at the moment, so don’t worry if you haven’t gotten an update yet. We will update you when we hear more.

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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Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S7. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Marshmallow update

The Galaxy S7 came running Google’s latest version of Android, 6.0.1, right out of the box. Before Nougat, the Galaxy S7 received a minor update on March 17, starting with T-Mobile customers. The update was one of Android’s monthly security patches, which should help keep your device secure.

On T-Mobile, the software version is now UVS2APB8, and Verizon is beginning to issue the same update, under version number VRS2APB4. These will likely change with the arrival of Nougat.

Devices in various regions also saw a minor update on April 11 2016, bringing improvements to touch features on the screen (this is mostly aimed at the S7 Edge) and an additional settings in the camera settings menu that corrects for skewed images. The build number is XXU1APD1 and weighs 157 MB.

A security patch and firmware update for European devices was spotted on a Dutch blog by GSMArena. The update brought the firmware version to XXS1BPJ1.

To check if your device is ready to download the patches, head to Settings > About device > Software update.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Verizon Yes
T-Mobile Yes
AT&T Yes
Sprint Yes
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Samsung sometimes updates its own TouchWiz UI, so we’ll keep updated on that, too. / © AndroidPIT

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