A Bugs Story: Manufacturers halt Nougat update rollouts

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Is Android 7 Nougat bug-ridden? Or is there something about the implementation of the software update that generates bugs out of the blues? First, HTC announced and commenced rollout of the software update to the HTC 10. Then Samsung followed suit with a Nougat update rollout to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both manufacturers have halted these updates, citing bugs as the reason.

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Perhaps this is just a coincidence. These things do happen at random like that. Bugs are notorious – both in biological sciences and in software development. Or perhaps we shall soon hear of Sony, LG, Xiaomi and others halting the Nougat update rollouts for their flagships too as those pesky bugs show up again elsewhere. 

If you own one of the above-listed devices, fret not. Those flagship devices will get their tasty treats of Nougat yet. The Android Nougat updates to the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to resume within a few weeks.

Update (18th January): Asus too

Asus too has halted the ZenFone 3 Android Nougat update rollout which was initiated last week. Reason? Again, bugs.

Update (20th January): Sony too has halted the Android Nougat update for the Xperia Z5. Reason: issues with the firmware and user-reported bugs. 

This gets more interesting….


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