Better late than never is the adage that Sprint has decided to follow when it comes to rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Well, at least owners of both smartphones are now able to enjoy some Nougat goodness, never mind that Sprint is the last of the four major carriers in the US to actually deliver Android 7.0 Nougat onto these devices. Needless to say, Samsung Galaxy Beta Program users were the first to home in on the Android 7.0 Nougat update, which is just desserts for their effort in testing it out all this while, and it should not be long before a broader rollout hits the masses.
Those who happen to be on the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program will be able to obtain the final, stable build in an update that weighs in at a mere 167MB in size. That should not take too long at all to download and install, that’s for sure. Of course, for all existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners on Sprint who are still rocking to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and are not on the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program, the final Android 7.0 Nougat update will probably be a whole lot larger. In fact, it would not be surprising at all to see that it has passed the 1.2GB mark, and by then, you should make sure that there is enough storage space left on your device in addition to having at least 50% of battery life available, while performing the update download over a decent WiFi connection.
At this point in time, the Android 7.0 Nougat update is being disseminated Over The Air (OTA), but if you are impatient and cannot wait for a notice to appear on your device, why not take the tried and tested manual route by checking out Settings > Software Update > Software Manual Download? Again, the full rollout has not yet kicked off, this is only for those who are on the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program, but since it is the final build deemed to be stable enough, it also translates to the masses not having to wait much longer.
All of this is in line with the promise that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will arrive on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge before the month of January is over -- it is up to the individual mobile carriers to ensure that the customized versions of Nougat to suit their respective networks will be able to run nice and smooth on the handsets. Perhaps Sprint is just being extra careful in making sure that there will be no bugs or any kind of damaging issues which can arise from a botched Android 7.0 Nougat update. Better safe than sorry in this case, right?
If you have already updated your handset to Android 7.0 Nougat while you are on Sprint, how has your experience been so far? Do you like it? Not seeing any complaints on online forums is always a good sign.