Android Nougat looks set to launch on the Galaxy S7
The long wait for Android Nougat seems to be continuing for many Samsung Galaxy S7 users.
The Korean technology firm began pushing out Nougat to owners of their flagship phone last week but this appears limited to those who have purchased the device directly from Samsung or on SIM only deals.
Anyone who has taken a contract via a mobile network is still having to wait to get their hands on Nougat.
However, it seems the update could be coming soon with T-Mobile now confirming that the Android Nougat is being tested.
The US network's website has recently been update to show the S7 and S7 Edge status as "T-Mobile Testing" – this would suggest an update for users is imminent.
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UK mobile network, EE, has already confirmed that it is testing Google's latest operating system.
In a statement to Express.co.uk an EE spokesperson 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.”
All the major operators have to test the update Samsung releases before unleashing it on their customers.
Testing is hugely important as it gives networks the chance to stop any bugs before the upgrade lands on devices.
Android Nougat brings a number of major improvements and upgrades, marking the Google’s most advanced software release to date.
These include a number of new emoji, Google’s new GIF keyboard, and “launcher shortcuts” which adds 3D-Touch-esque features to the homescreen.
Google originally announced Nougat last Summer with the internet giant's own-brand devices the first to get access to the new features.
To check if your Android phone is ready to updated head to Settings > About device > download updates manually.
Just as Samsung S7 owners are about to get Nougat 7.0 Google has confirmed that its next-generation operating system, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, will be rolling out to members of the Android Beta Program today.
Anyone with a 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.