The Android Nougat 7.0 version update is now here for unlocked devices of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the US.
The OTA updates for the Nougat OS have been released by many of the carriers in the US and it will soon arrive on these unlocked phones. As of now, the OTA is not available, so users can download the software update manually using the Smart Switch. The update is for the Nougat 7.0 version and not the 7.1 version. However, the good news is that owners of the Galaxy S7 Edge can finally rid themselves of the earlier software version, Android Marshmallow.
Updating with Smart Switch
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the US can now update the device to the Android Nougat, 7.0 version using Smart Switch. However, the update is not an OTA one, so if users are not ready to wait then they have to install the software update manually. If owners of the Galaxy S7 Edge don’t have the Smart Switch, they can download it on the PC or the Mac and then download the Nougat update.
After installing the Samsung’s Smart Switch on their Windows or Mac desktop, they have to connect the smartphone and launch the application. Next, they will get the notification regarding the Android Nougat software update. Samsung Smart Switch has to be installed on the phone as well using the PlayStore. The size of the Android Nougat 7.0 version is around 2.2 GB, so users must ensure that the battery on their smartphones is more than 50%, prior to installing it.
S7 Edge Only
The bad news is that the rollout of the Android Nougat, 7.0 version is available only for unlocked phones of the Galaxy S7 Edge. As far as the Samsung Galaxy S7 devices, the update is expected soon, though it is not known exactly when they will receive the Nougat update.
Changes and Enhancements
The Android Nougat 7.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will bring in a new UX along with several modes for performance. Many of the features of the phone will become more stable after installing the update. The settings menu is also improved along with the feature of the Display, Always On. Samsung Pass has been added with the new update. The new Nougat version also brings in the doze mode enhancements along with improvements in the performance mode.
Wireless Ear buds
Samsung has also notified that users of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge must also update the Gear IconX, the wireless ear buds, and bring it to the latest updated software, prior to updating the S7 Edge to the Nougat version. However, the reason for doing this has not been specified. It is possible that there are some compatibility issues with regard to the ear buds and the Galaxy S7 Edge and this could be experienced if the update is not done in the manner specified by the company.