02-19-2017 01:34 PM
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  1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Eh, people saying they're going to the iPhone or Pixel were most likely going there regardless. And quite a few Samsung devotees will be moving on to the S8 or Note 8 as well which will have 7.1.1.

    So these big declarations about leaving always make me laugh.
    ToddK and tadpoles like this.
    01-17-2017 09:53 AM
  2. Hobson123's Avatar
    Yep is nougat, currently installing!
    I'm on an unlocked UK version and no sign yet hopefully soon!
    01-17-2017 09:56 AM
  3. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Samsung has always been on the leading edge in regards to the options in their software. A lot of features in TouchWiz aren't baked into the stock android until a release or two later. Sure, you may get Google assistant. But, you also have to deal with the bland design of the phone itself.
    If the version number on your OS is your main priority, then go to Pixel or the iPhone.
    It just seems trivial that people would leave Samsung just for that reason alone.
    It is the most hilarious thing ever. They are literally concerned about the Software version number when Samsung has had many of the Nougat features for YEARS now, we've had Split Screen Multitasking since 2012, LOL!

    The Nexus and Pixel devices are very barebones I must say, they still miss a lot of the things Samsung builds in.
    ToddK likes this.
    01-17-2017 10:05 AM
  4. Andrew Read1's Avatar
    I'm on a unlocked uk version and received my update this morning
    01-17-2017 10:05 AM
  5. ab304945's Avatar
    Personally I don't mind waiting. If I wanted faster updates I would get a pixel.

    But I wouldn't want to lose features by getting a pixel.
    anon(5630457) and ToddK like this.
    01-17-2017 10:08 AM
  6. scottwalton's Avatar
    User experience is a whole lot more than a software update. And I thought Apple fan boys were the only protective ones.
    I wait with baited breath for my 5 month old update. 😆
    01-17-2017 10:10 AM
  7. RedMace's Avatar
    Yep is nougat, currently installing!
    Anyone on O2 UK getting this yet???
    01-17-2017 10:22 AM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    People saying they're going to iPhone because they don't get an update when they want it is hilarious. IPhone has had miniscule changes in 10 years, have fun on the dark side. Your loss.
    I was using the iPhone 7 Plus for the last several months and I'm really glad I'm back to using my S7 edge because I really missed the customization of Android. Sure, the iPhone 7 Plus was a great phone, but the S7 edge is still better despite being ~six months older than the 7+. There were just way too many features I missed on Samsung (Samsung Pay, wireless charging, Android customizztion, etc. etc. etc.).
    ToddK likes this.
    01-17-2017 10:26 AM
  9. Hobson123's Avatar
    I'm on a unlocked uk version and received my update this morning
    Wonder why I haven't received it yet then...
    01-17-2017 10:35 AM
  10. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Wonder why I haven't received it yet then...
    I have the international unlocked S7 Edge Duos (2 sim card support) and didn't get it yet. I'll probably get it last as my model is the SM-G935FD not the SM-G935
    01-17-2017 10:40 AM
  11. jhousden9's Avatar
    I'm on an EE contract bought through Carphone Warehouse and my phone says it's XEU. Does that mean I'm unlikely to get the update or just have wait longer for EE to sort their lives out?
    01-17-2017 11:26 AM
  12. Hobson123's Avatar
    I'm on an EE contract bought through Carphone Warehouse and my phone says it's XEU. Does that mean I'm unlikely to get the update or just have wait longer for EE to sort their lives out?
    I bought my phone from Carphone Warehouse too and mine is XEU. No sign of update for me.
    01-17-2017 11:43 AM
  13. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I'm on an EE contract bought through Carphone Warehouse and my phone says it's XEU. Does that mean I'm unlikely to get the update or just have wait longer for EE to sort their lives out?
    what's XEU? please post your device model number from the About section

    also, is it unlocked or locked?
    01-17-2017 11:43 AM
  14. Alanhd's Avatar
    what's XEU? please post your device model number from the About section

    also, is it unlocked or locked?
    XEU is unlocked carrier versions in the UK. as to when we will get the update, who knows. I have noticed that it is often behind BTU in normal updates
    01-17-2017 11:55 AM
  15. Alanhd's Avatar
    XEU is unlocked carrier versions in the UK. as to when we will get the update, who knows. I have noticed that it is often behind BTU in normal updates
    I went to edit my original post but it wouldn't save. I meant to say it is unlocked UK phones purchased through carriers.

    I too have XEU and purchased via carphone warehouse.
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    01-17-2017 12:03 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I was using the iPhone 7 Plus for the last several months and I'm really glad I'm back to using my S7 edge because I really missed the customization of Android. Sure, the iPhone 7 Plus was a great phone, but the S7 edge is still better despite being ~six months older than the 7+. There were just way too many features I missed on Samsung (Samsung Pay, wireless charging, Android customizztion, etc. etc. etc.).
    The reasons you mention are why I was so shocked when you were saying the iPhone 7 Plus is the best phone on the market hands down but yet you like those features. Made no sense to me lol :P.
    01-17-2017 12:04 PM
  17. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The reasons you mention are why I was so shocked when you were saying the iPhone 7 Plus is the best phone on the market hands down but yet you like those features. Made no sense to me lol :P.
    Smartphones overall have gotten so good that my new saying is, the best smartphone in the world is the one you're currently using.
    01-17-2017 12:09 PM
  18. Alanhd's Avatar
    Smartphones overall have gotten so good that my new saying is, the best smartphone in the world is the one you're currently using.
    Without wanting to take this thread off topic, as someone who grew up watching the original star trek series, I still think its amazing how far and fast technology has gone, now all I need is transporter to get to work.
    shaleem, ToddK, KPMcClave and 1 others like this.
    01-17-2017 12:15 PM
  19. Daniel Barrett's Avatar
    Up until now, I always used both iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S series. The S7 Edge will by my last Samsung phone.Moving forward, it's so long Samsung and I will be sticking with ONLY iPhones and Google Pixel. This waiting 5 months for the latest update is for the birds. At this point, it's no longer the latest update.
    I get what you're saying, but Apple updates once a year as well you're getting less in the same interval on a device you can do less on. And you're stuck with an iPhone. I understand your point, though it just would never be enough to make me go to Apple. The Pixel I can't argue with because I haven't used one, but I just like Android so I wouldn't necessarily say it would be a horrible option
    01-17-2017 12:17 PM
  20. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    And the Apple update situation isn't perfect either. How many times have we heard of updates that nearly ruin their phones, and then they have to patch it with yet another update? Their updates can be buggy AF.
    01-17-2017 12:23 PM
  21. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Just read a thread that BTU come direct from Samsung and XEU is unlocked carrier editions. I got mine from the Samsung experience shop in Liverpool but I didn't realise that this was owned and run by carphone warehouse. They have miniscule signs stating this.
    Bought mine from the Leeds Samsung Experience Store.

    I was aware they are run under the Carphone Warehouse banner.

    Is yours a BTU ?
    01-17-2017 12:24 PM
  22. Alanhd's Avatar
    Bought mine from the Leeds Samsung Experience Store.

    I was aware they are run under the Carphone Warehouse banner.

    Is yours a BTU ?
    No ive got the XEU
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    01-17-2017 12:38 PM
  23. FrankInSF's Avatar
    On page one of this thread is a mention of a Sprint S7 update that is not for Nougat. Here are its details.

    Sprint's update page for the S7 lists this patch as released on 1/16/2017. Version G930PVPU4APL6. My Sprint S7 phone had Android 6.0.1 before the update and still has 6.0.1 after. My phone had Android security patch level November 1, 2016 before the update and December 1, 2016 after.

    It says on the Software Update screen of my Sprint S7 phone before updating:
    Version: G930PVPU4APL6 / G930PSPT4APL6 / G930PVPU4APL6
    Size: 495.04 MB

    What's new:
    Removed new application: Milk Music.
    The performance of LTE has been improved. (Maybe this supports 3-carrier aggregation?)
    The stability of Wi-Fi has been improved.
    The stability of Hotspot has been improved.
    The security of your device has been improved.
    01-17-2017 12:40 PM
  24. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    No ive got the XEU
    Ditto.
    01-17-2017 12:44 PM
  25. hishaq96's Avatar
    I got the update to nougat last week sim free in UK
    01-17-2017 12:47 PM
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