Android Nougat 7.0 coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through Rogers on March 20th

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  • Mr K

    Here’s hoping this spurs Bell into action and they push it out soon too.

    • Jp Baraly

      They said “within half of the year” which is probably August lol, they were like 3 months late the last time.

    • David Jeffrey

      Bell’s chat guy said all carriers at the same time. Samsung’s chat guy said March and that it depends on the carriers.

  • h2oflyer

    I’m going to be careful on this upgrade. I’ve been following the 7.0 upgrades in the US on the S7. A mixed bag of happy and unhappy owners at Android Central.

    • KrispyInTO

      Different hardware. Snapdragon vs Samsung’s own Exynos.

    • h2oflyer

      I referenced the Nougat OS upgrade which has nothing to do with SD vs Exynos hardware.

    • KrispyInTO

      Yes it does. Different SOCs require different builds.

    • h2oflyer

      Good to know that Google is going to release a special 7.0 CDN Nougat update for the Exynos version.

      Same thing happened with 5.0. My Sony with Bell got bricked and had to go back to Sony. As I said I’ll watch this update unroll.

    • Ipse

      Nopes, US variants get 7.0 as well and they feature SD 820.

    • Creaulx

      Going to be cautious as well. Curious – why aren’t we getting 7.1.1? Carriers are always a day late and a dollar short.

    • Ipse

      Same here… Too many reported battery issues – and I got this tuned to perfection with Greenify.
      Too bad there is no way to get security updates without this OS update.

    • h2oflyer

      Some of the US battery issues were fixed by doing a cache wipe. Shouldn’t have to do that.

    • AppleToaster ­

      That’s because the US version simply SUCKS.
      the processor is different therefore doesn’t perform as well as exynos, and guess what I don’t have nougst because I have an unlocked phone bought or best buy
      I hate you samsung.

  • Richard Houle

    The S7 (and S6) already has the ability to run 2 applications side by side. Samsung has added this feature to stock Android for years. Android is just now providing it in the underlying OS.
    It’s a good feature, it certainly works well (the Android version that is) on my Pixel C tablet. I don’t know how useful it will be on an S7 though.
    I think that the notification changes and power saving improvements will be bigger value for users.

    • Kevin Sergeeff

      seriously though, has mobile syrup never used a galaxy phone ? spend 10 minutes with the phone if you plan to write about it

    • Suresh Aryal

      They are mostly Apple fanboys/girls. Just see their syrupcast.

    • Cameron Davidson

      Rose still brings out her Note 7 battery obsession issue from time to time.

    • levoila

      Samsung has a limited list of apps you can run side by side. Android in the other hand doesn’t have this limitation if I’m not wrong.

    • h2oflyer

      I understand the same…My S7 only has 16 apps available for split screen. Be kind of nice to have them all, but it’s going to be a thumb stretch to use the top app in vertical mode on the tall skinny S8.

  • Hopefully all other carriers will follow suit and roll out the update either on March 20 or shortly afterwards.

    • levoila

      Considering all Canadian handset are the same hardware, you can install it manually using Odin without flagging it as ‘unofficial’

  • S Michelle Oxendine

    Been on the 7.0 Nougat update for a month now. I love it!

    • Steve Charles

      HOW DID YOU DO ?

    • Paul Lefebvre

      How is the battery life?

  • Shijo Joseph

    It’s already available here in Thailand. Downloaded and installed this week.

    • h2oflyer

      Is yours Exynos and how do like it?

  • Shaun Wilson

    From the uk …. on vodafone had nougat update on s7 edge for a week 1/2 and its a kwl update very easy to use

  • bradavon

    Samsung phones have had the ability to run two apps side since the Galaxy S3 and including the S7.

  • Rob hoy

    Come on guys I’ve had official N on my s7 dhe for months…and even back in note 7 days..weve had double screen ability

  • So Rogers has set a date, Bell says they’ll have Nougat before April, and nary a peep from Telus.

    • Badara Drame

      When did Bell say before April? I have an s7 edge and have been looking everywhere for updates for nougat on the Bell network

    • I thought I’d seen mention on Twitter but now I’m not so sure.

    • Galaxy

      Same.

    • Azreik

      I asked Bell Support on Twitter about the update and they had no idea when they will release it so how did you find that out?

  • Cameron Davidson

    I’ve had multi-window since the Note 3.

    • EcE

      not the same thing. More apps are supported as this is now native Android implementation not Samsung’s

  • KiwiBri

    It will be like getting a new phone… So I won’t need the S8
    Well that’s what I’m telling myself 😉

    • h2oflyer

      I’m trying to tell myself the same thing. Hoping 7.0 freshens everything up. Just added a new icon pack and don’t use the split screen anyway.

  • Michael Franzese

    Will this drop on fido too since rogers owns fido.

  • Zak

    Update rolling out now at 1294.24MB

  • Andrew B

    5 days now after the reported release date, and still no Nougat update for me on my Rogers S7 Edge… ????

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