Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Nougat Update In Testing At T-Mobile

T-Mobile started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. According to T-Mobile's support website, the Un-carrier is currently conducting in-house testing of Samsung's Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile has not announced when the update will drop yet, but when a software update hits this stage of development, users can usually expect to wait for a few weeks before they get to use the new software, meaning that Samsung's duo of 2016 flagships will likely get updated by T-Mobile sooner rather than later.

The update has officially been on the ground for owners of the unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge for a while now, but carrier devices always require a little bit of extra testing since carriers also have their own, pre-installed apps that must be updated to support the new software. T-Mobile's software update process consists of only three steps, making it hard to accurately estimate when the Nougat update will actually start rolling out. In the first step, T-Mobile and the device manufacturer agree that an update is in order and begin developing it. In the second step, T-Mobile tests the firmware internally, and eventually certifies it. The third step, obviously, is releasing the update to their users. As things stand right now, T-Mobile is already in the second phase of that plan and will hopefully be releasing the update in the coming weeks.

Samsung's pair of flagship devices won't exactly see an entirely new operating system thanks to the update, but Nougat ships with a large number of tweaks and new features that make things feel quite fresh. Cosmetic refinements are everywhere, and the update boasts new camera features and new ways to customize the device. Owners of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge can, of course, expect all of the regular Nougat goodies like the native Multi-window mode and performance tweaks designed to make operations faster and more battery-friendly. T-Mobile will likely start rolling out the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge this month.

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