Samsung has reportedly begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. Much to everyone’s surprise, the update has been made available a week prior to the official schedule. Earlier reports had claimed that Samsung will be rolling out the final version of Nougat on January 17. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
As reported by Sammobile, users running beta version will get an update of 215MB in size. Regular users, updating their phones for the first time, will also receive the update. Beta users may get the update bit later as Samsung is reportedly giving preference to new comers. While users will get a notification for the update, they can also manually check for availability of the update by heading over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
Please note that Samsung is rolling out Android 7.0 and not 7.1.1, but includes the latest security patch. Back in November last year, Samsung had rolled out a beta program for its users to get started with Android Nougat.
Android 7.0 Nougat brings many new features to the smartphone some of them being- split-screen multi-tasking, customizable quick settings and new Google keyboard. The update also helps users save battery and consume less memory when screen is turned off which further helps saving battery life. Google has also revamped the notifications bar with inline reply feature, which will let you reply to text messages without having to open the app. Google has also included a Daydream VR mode in Android Nougat. The update also fixes bugs and also brings performance improvements as compared with Android Marshmallow.
While Android Nougat is coming to Samsung’s flagship devices, other companies have already rolled out the update to some of their smartphones. Recently, smartphones like the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto X Style, Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL , 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 have received the update. HTC too has rolled out the update for its HTC 10 smartphone, while Xiaomi has promised updates for the Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Note and Mi Max.
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