Samsung halted the release of the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update was supposed to be released to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on January 17 but it will not push through because of several issues. The handsets that reportedly had problems were from China.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update in China was apparently replaced with a beta version. Samsung recently ended their beta testing to roll out its official release of the Android 7.0 Nougat to the S7 and S7 edge units last week. The surprise came after Samsung pulled out the update even after the company went through a long stage of beta testing.
The Android Soul cited that there are sources claiming to know why the tech company pulled out from its scheduled release. The report suggested that Samsung paused the launch due to the bugs and issues in the build. It is possible that the bugs and issues caught the company off guard and decided to retract its planned update.
There is no confirmation as to whether the S7 and S7 edge units in China are the only ones affected with the bug. There are no other reports indicating that the bugs are also plaguing S7 and S7 edge units in other regions.
Samsung released beta Android N as a temporary update
Sources suggested that Samsung is looking into the issues that caused the serious bug. Users who successfully downloaded the update said that it improved the performance of the device. Samsung did not announce the reason why it halted the update in China.
Express UK reported that other S7 and S7 edge owners were puzzled as to why they could not download the update. Some were confused and tweeted if the Nougat update was paused. Instead of releasing the Nougat update, Samsung released a new beta of Android N. It is possible that the beta is just a temporary replacement until the company have thoroughly checked the bugs.
Samsung wanted to make a seamless update to all its devices. The Korean company is still recovering from its losses from the Galaxy Note 7 explosions last year. The company could not bear another mishap with the new update. Samsung will give an official statement on January 23 regarding the real cause of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions. Samsung device owners can rest assured knowing that the company are resolving the issues and problems of their units.
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