Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge will skip Android 7.0 Nougat and jump straight to Android 7.1.1, but it seems like that might not be the case for Vodafone Australia. According to a Vodafone Australia representative, the Galaxy S7 Nougat update the carrier is testing is 7.0, not 7.1.1.
Two weeks ago, we reported that Samsung will skip Android 7.0 altogether and upgrade the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to 7.1.1, in response to a Galaxy beta program user’s suggestion. That’s good news for a lot of us, given that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is the latest version of Android, and we might as well get the latest build when it’s no secret that Samsung devices take forever to get updates.
Well, unfortunately for some, Vodafone Australia seems to have a plan of its own: according to a representative named Kirsty, it is now confirmed that the Australian carrier is testing Android 7.0 for the S7 duo:
I’ve checked in with the right people for… and they’ve confirmed the references to Samsung skipping 7.0 refer to other markets and not to Australia. We’re definitely testing 7.0 for both devices.
Now, Google announced Android 7.1.1 early this month, and if Vodafone is still testing Samsung’s build, the Nougat update will probably get to S7 users early 2017. So who knows when Android 7.1.1 will hit? For all we know, it could be another few months, and by then there will have been higher builds. All in all, Vodafone’s decision ultimately doesn’t really make sense for us consumers.
Google announced Android 7.1.1 early this month, and if Vodafone is still testing Samsung’s build, the Nougat update will probably get to S7 users early 2017. So who knows when Android 7.1.1 will hit?
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