If you own either the Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge, I have some good news for you. Samsung is finally updating those two devices with Android 7.0 Nougat. This comes a couple of months after the company announced that it was discontinuing the Note 7 because of the battery issues that made some units explode when charging.
With the Note 7 out of the way, the only flagship from the company from 2016 remains the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. This is why the company wants to ensure the two get updated as early as possible before other brands and before the Galaxy S8 is released in a couple of months.
Android Nougat for the S7 and S7 Edge has just started rolling out and is available to select users in select countries at the moment. Samsung may still be testing the update as it is not available to all users just yet, give it a few weeks and you will probably get the update if you don’t have it just yet. Officially, Android Nougat testing on Samsung’s side ended back in December so this might be the final test before the update rolls out to all devices. According to SamMobile, the update included Samsung’s security patch for January and brings version number G935FXXU1DPLR.
Samsung is yet to officially say anything about this update so we don’t know much about it or even some of the additional features it brings. From the beta testing program, we know that this update was to bring features such as grouped notifications, more customizations for the always-on display, a new and improved interface, and the ability to tweak the screen resolution so as to save battery.
As I have mentioned above, the update is rolling out to the S7 and S7 Edge, you will have to wait if you own any other Samsung device. We will keep you posted if and when we get more information about this.