Sad News for Galaxy S7 users. Latest reports from China now claims that Samsung has halted Androud Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 which was scheduled to roll out sometime this week. Further, some reports also claimed that the South Korean giant has already started rolling out the update, however, that was only for select developers. The main culprit behind the halt is said to be some last minute bug discoveries. Interestingly, just recently, HTC was also in the same pool when it halted the Nougat update for the HTC 10.
Moreover, some beta users in China have got another update with the name G9350ZCU2ZQA4 . Users claim that it is yet another update for the beta testers despite the fact that Galaxy Beta Program as ended last month for the S7. This update brings in an enhanced power saving mode, stability and some performance enhancements. Further, this beta update weighs almost similar to the official update Samsung released last week (for developers). So there is a high possibility that this might be the last beta update we see for the S7. For those who own a Galaxy S7 Edge, Android Nougat update for you will follow only after the company rolls out the stable build for Galaxy S7.
Now as far as Android version is concerned, Samsung is expected to release Android Nougat 7.0 instead of 7.1 for the S7. The company has previously claimed that it will skip Android 7.0 and jump straight to Android 7.1.1 for the S7 and S7 Edge. However, based on a GSMArena report and last week’s official developer edition rollout, the South Korean handset manufacturer is expected to bring in Android 7.0 Nougat update for now. As far as the official source code is concerned, Android 7.1.1 developer preview was first released in November 2016, the stable version of which is now available on most of the latest Google devices such as Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel-C tablet etc.
As for the official ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) now, we assume that the company will roll out the official Nougat update for both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge very soon. Waiting a little longer for a stable release instead of an early buggy release is always better.