Rogers and Telus have started pushing out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units on their networks, as numerous users in Canada have apparently started receiving the latest major iteration of Google’s operating system. The package is being distributed as an over-the-air (OTA) update that is rolled out in stages, so while the rollout started today, it may be a few days until all customers of Telus and Rogers receive the notification to download it on their Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. People who are feeling impatient can also try scanning for the update manually by opening the Settings app on their phone, navigating to the “About device” section and tapping the “Download updates manually” option.
Telus and Rogers started rolling out the new major OS update to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge approximately a week after Bell, SaskTell, Eastlink, Videotron, Freedom Mobile, and Virgin Mobile started doing the same. While the Canadian rollout of Android Nougat for Samsung’s 2016 flagship duo has just started, users in many other countries around the world have already received the update in recent months. However, Samsung recently suggested that not all owners of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge may receive Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the month as the Seoul-based consumer electronics manufacturer is currently planning to complete the rollout in the second quarter of the year. Naturally, that timeframe only pertains to unlocked variants of both devices, so everyone else who has yet to receive the update may wait even longer than that.
The update to Android 7.0 Nougat brings a plethora of new features to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, including a new notification system that allows you to respond to messages directly from the notification shade, and an improved Multi Window mode and performance optimizations that promise to positively affect the battery life of your device. Both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to receive at least one more major iteration of Android from Samsung next year, while the upcoming Galaxy S8 that’s scheduled to be announced next week will run Nougat out of the box.