Samsung has been stupid lazy over not getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update out to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge, a phone model that should’ve gotten the update long before it’s brothers who happen to be locked to carriers. Luckily, this changes today as the update is now available for installation. I say installation because it’s not rolling out over the air just yet. Rather, there’s a different way to get the update: sideloading.
Unfortunately, to get Nougat on your unlocked S7 Edge, you’ll have to use Samsung’s Smart Switch program and plug your phone into a computer so you can sideload the update. It shouldn’t be long before the OTA rollout of the update begins, and when it does we’ll let you know. But for now, this is the best thing you can do.
On the bright side, there’s a pretty decent set of release notes you can view below. The Nougat update for the S7 Edge also ships with April’s security patch.
- OS upgrade – Android 7.0 Nougat
- Provides new UX and various performance modes
- Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
- Improved usability of the Multi window
- Improved setting menu and AOD feature, addition of the Samsung pass feature
- Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation