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T-Mobile Testing Android Nougat For Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge

By Monica U Santos , Feb 02, 2017 03:00 AM EST
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Android Nougat update on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge gets a step closer as major mobile operator confirms tests have begun. As reported, T-Mobile is currently testing the new Android 7.0 Nougat update for both S7 smartphone. While other unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices already received the Android Nougat update in several markets.

T-Mobile Testing Android Nougat For Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

As indicated by the carrier’s recent updated page for its software update, T-Mobile is testing the Android Nougat for both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. According to the International Business Times, the carrier testing phase is typically the last step before an Android update for a device is pushed to the public. The updates for this version should hit handsets wirelessly once they are available.

T-Mobile's website has recently been updated to show all the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge the status of "T-Mobile Testing," which suggests that an update for users is expected. As of now, there is no word on whether the other major U.S. carriers such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are testing the update of Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Verizon did confirm last December that its Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models would update in early 2017.

Updates On The Android Nougat For Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

According to Express, Android Nougat brings many major improvements and upgrades that mark Google’s most advanced software release up to date. These include a number of new emoji that owners of the smartphones will definitely enjoy, Google’s new GIF keyboard and “launcher shortcuts” which adds 3D-Touch-esque features to the device's home screen. There will also update on interface and performance, improvements to notifications, quick settings, multi-window and display feature that turning the device into "always on" mode.

Samsung announced last December that their Galaxy S7 models would update to Android 7.1.1. However, they have so far received the original Android Nougat which is the 7.0 version of the software. Google, as of now, is sending Android 7.1.2 beta software to its own branded devices. There is no announcement yet whether Samsung will run Android 7.1.2 on any of its other devices. But the most likely nominee are the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 as well as Galaxy S8.

 

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