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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners can now download the Android Nougat update, but there's a catch
It appears Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners are now able to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.
According to customers on mobile network T-Mobile, the network has started to roll-out the Android Nougat upgrade to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models.
The update purportedly ships with all of the February 1st security patches already installed.
According to social media reports, T-Mobile and Samsung are starting the nationwide roll-out with customers who were previously beta testing the software.
The operating system upgrade is expected to expand from there in the future.
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Unfortunately, it appears the latest Android Nougat roll-out is limited to the US network T-Mobile – not the UK company of the same name, which merged with Orange to form EE back in 2009. That means UK customers will need a little more patience.
EE has previously spoken to Express.co.uk about its schedule for the roll-out of the hotly-anticipated Nougat update.
A spokesperson for the company said: "Like the majority of UK networks, we’re working with Samsung and hope to have an approved nougat O/S file to roll out to our Galaxy S7 customers shortly."
The Android 7.0 Nougat update purportedly ships with all of the February security patches
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According to US network users, the final Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge weighs in at 117MB.
New features in the upgrade including a number of user interface tweaks, better notifications, improvements to Multi-Window, and more.
To find out whether your software is up-to-date, head into Settings > Software Update > Software Manual Download to check for the update.
The news comes as Google confirmed that its next-generation operating system, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, would be rolling out to members of the Android Beta Program.
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Google Pixel and Nexus 5X owners can download the latest software upgrade now.
The latest Android Nougat update focuses on small refinements and improvements – rather than a complete overhaul.
According to an official blog post from Google, the new update includes a number of bug fixes and optimisations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.
The latest beta is available today to those signed-up for the Android Beta Program.
Express.co.uk has reached out to T-Mobile UK for comment for this story.