Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat has been the deliverer of both joy and misery among the members of Android smartphone communities. The latest version of Google’s operating system has seen a very slow (and painful) rollout worldwide, and has only now started to move out of its tracks consistently. There are already multiple countries that benefit from Nougat having rolled out for them locally, but there are still many left to go. If you restrict the amount of Nougat beneficiaries that use Samsung’s Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, the list is even shorter.
The latest addition to the Android Nougat rollout club is India. The rollout process has begun for the Indian users of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, following in the footsteps on countries like France, China, UK, South Korea, Malaysia or the United Arab Emirates.
If you’re a Samsung Galayx S7 user in India, the update should be knocking on your door any time now. However, you could speed up the process by checking for the update yourself. You can manually inquire about the update by navigating to your phone’s Settings page. There, you will find the About Device section, which in turn houses the option of checking for the latest update.
Once the update is picked by your handset, installation will be done in no time. Keep in mind that installing the update will require you to make sure some things are in check.
- Make sure your device has at least 80% remaining battery (you can plug it in to charge if you want to be extra safe). Having your device die during an update can lead to unnecessary complications;
- Secondly, use a WiFi connection for the update. Downloading over mobile data is both considerably slower and unreliable at times.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge build numbers for the Android 7.0 Nougat update are G930FXXU1DQAZ and G935FXXU1DQAZ respectively. The patch has more than 1.2 GB in size, so make sure you are using a fast and stable connection to the internet. An update that big could take more than a couple minute to fully download. Once the update is complete, you can start exploring all the new features that Android Nougat delivers.