Samsung started rolling out Android Nougat beta updates for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users last month. Now the company has announced that the fourth beta update released last week will be the last, and the official build will start rolling out to users in January. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
Samsung has sent a message to its beta testers via the Galaxy Members app, informing them that the Android Nougat beta program ends at midnight. It further says that no new beta updates will be rolled out, and there will also be no feedback for individual error reporting or suggestions, Sammobile reports. One sentence on the message however caught our eye, which reads — “We would do our best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.” Also Read - This Android smartphone comes with a massive 13,200mAh battery
In addition to new features and fixes, Android Nougat 7.1.1 will also bring a host of visual changes. These include new shortcuts to Samsung’s apps, new icons, new layout for Quick Panel, new clock styles for always on display, and more. Android Nougat also brings in new features like multi-window support allowing you to use two apps simultaneously, and double tap to switch between them, improved doze mode for longer battery life, bundled notifications and quick reply to messages from notifications.
It’s not just Samsung that is rolling out Android Nougat update for its smartphones. Motorola recently rolled out the update for its smartphones like the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto X Style. Sony rolled out the update for the Xperia XZ, and has also promised to roll out for other devices including Xperia Z3 Plus, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia X Compact. HTC too has rolled out the update for the HTC 10 smartphone, while Xiaomi has promised updates for the Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Note and Mi Max.