I have been to Samsung's websited and confirmed the Nougat update is out for Galaxy S7 phones. WHY is it taking so long for Telus to release it for their clients? I will definetly consider this next time I think about buying a locked phone with them. I guess buying unlocked is the way to go from here.
A pissed off costumer.
Only Samsung's American website says it's released there. Samsung Canada has no announcements on releases yet. This isn't on Telus. For many years Samsung has had the reputation of being one of the worst companies for releasing updates. Averaging 6-9 months behind Google. If you want updates faster, avoid Samsung.
As stated above, it's on Samsung, not Telus. You will note that none of the Canadian carriers have it yet. Once Samsung Canada decides to release it to the carriers, which could be months knowing Samsung, then Telus can provide a release date.
That's why I turfed Samsung (well ok, this and the fact that my Note 7 could have burned my house down) and got a Pixel XL. Fast updates and no Samsung bloatware.
I love my Pixel XL. Stock android is fast, the camera rivals the S7E/Note 7 for quality, and you get the monthly security updates. You can also opt to test the 7.1.2 beta if you like. I'm running it now, and it's stable.
I've had several Galaxy phones: the Galaxy S, Note 2, Note 4, and S7. I bought a Google Pixel and used it for a week before giving it to my daughter and buying the S7 for myself. It's true that Samsung is slower than Google in releasing updates, but they do eventually come. And really, though the Pixel is a great phone, snappy, good camera, fantastic fingerprint unlock speed, and you get Android updates in a hurry, it is at the end of the day a boring phone compared to the S7 (IMHO). The bells and whistles on the S7, and on all high-end Galaxy models, make them a lot more fun to use and personalize. For me, that makes it worth it to wait for Samsung to get around to releasing Android OS updates.
This is not about Samsung!
Late update release in Canada is caused by Providers, please provide people correct information.
Samsung announced that OS update on their phone will be faster, and they have done it this year for Galaxy S7, but Canada is still slow because of carriers. this is not just a guess! here is the link from Telus:
@AliM - As I have said previously in this discussion, only Samsung's American website says it's released there. Samsung Canada has no announcements on releases yet.
Please watch those websites for the official announcement from Samsung for Nougat in Canada.
This is a forum thread dealing specifically with updates for the Galaxy S7. Please explain to me how your self-righteous trolling helps that topic.
If you're so superior that you've purchased something other than a Samsung, why are you wasting your time preaching to others? Are you really so sad and lonely that this is your pass time?
You're offering nothing constructive; in fact you're advocating people void their warranty by rooting and running third party roms.
Run along and play, adults are talking.