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Samsung Rolls out Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Update; Note 5 and S6 Models to Follow

By Vanessa Francisco, | January 09, 2017

The Android Nougat will bring new features to the devices, fix bugs and issues, and improve overall performance. (Google Inc./CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Android Nougat will bring new features to the devices, fix bugs and issues, and improve overall performance. (Google Inc./CC BY-SA 4.0)

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The update has been released to select devices ahead of a full rollout. The Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 are reportedly next in line for the Android Nougat software update.

The South Korean tech giant has confirmed the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Beta Program which is a soak test of the new build G935FXXU1DPLR with January's monthly security patch.

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Despite the recent Note 7 debacle, Samsung remains the top manufacturer and seller of Android handsets all over the world. According to You Mobile, the list of confirmed devices which will get the Android 7 Nougat update include the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge Plus, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and even the Galaxy Note 7.

A list has been released showing which Samsung smartphones will skip the Android 7.0 update and receive the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat update instead. It includes most of Samsung flagship S and Note devices, as well as Edge variants.

A Vodafone rep told an inquiring customer that the Android Nougat build version for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would vary according to region and model. There are speculations about which models and regions would receive each build. Finally, the Galaxy S7 Active was spotted on GFXBench with the Android 7.0 Nougat, and this dispelled rumors that Samsung will skip rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 devices.

The Android Nougat will bring new features to the devices, fix bugs and issues, and improve overall performance. It is expected to bring a tweaked user interface with instant control toggles and space-efficient notifications. It comes with a quick switch and multi-window for excellent multitasking. The Android Nougat will also adopt the Vulkan API support which improves gaming and VR quality.

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