Google’s latest version of Android – version 7.0 Nougat – has been out for half a year, and Samsung has long since announced that its current and previous flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 families, would be receiving it. Lately I’ve been reviewing a different phone (see the ZTE Axon 7 review next week) so I’ve been neglecting Samsung. But last night I switched on the Galaxy S7 and checked for updates. Yes, there was an update, and yes it was a biggie. Around 1.2GB from memory.
I pressed “Go” for the download and went to bed.
This morning I let the update happen, and then left the phone to run through its processes for half an hour. Then, finally, it was done. The phone was sitting there with its “Always On” screen function showing the wrong time and more icons than usual.
A quick check of the settings menu showed that the phone was running Android 7.0, not the latest version, which is 7.1.1.
As usual, something not working right had me trying to fix it. Why was the time not right on my phone? The minutes were right, but it was three hours slow.
Three hours? Oh, of course. I was in Perth – three hours behind here at home – when I switched my SIM to the new review phone. And it’s still in that phone (due to go back into the Samsung some time today). The auto network time feature apparently depends on synching with the network provider, which requires a SIM.
Easily fixed: Settings, “General Management”, “Date and Time”, switch off “Automatic date and time”. That discloses the adjustments you can make. Change “Select time zone” from Perth to the east coast, then switch back on “Automatic date and time”. Fixed!