Samsung has ended its beta testing program and has released Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S7 devices.
(CCM) — Samsung has finally released the long awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for its flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices, following a long period of beta testing that started in November of last year. The move has surprised many users because Samsung's beta team had previously promised the update on Jan 17. Google released Nougat 7.0 Android back in August for its own Nexus devices, but it is only now that it is fully supported by Samsung on its Galaxy S7 series devices. Reports say that the new software is already available as an over-the-air update in Europe, and devices in other parts of the world should start receiving the updates shortly. Users who participated in the beta program along with owners of unlocked Galaxy S7 devices are likely to receive their updates before owners of carrier-supplied Galaxy S7 units.
The update is large — measuring about 215 MB — and includes a new user interface for both devices, new performance modes, and improved app installation speed, in addition to the operating system upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat. This provides quicker multi-talking, the ability to use two apps or to view Chrome tabs at the same time, and lock screen wallpaper. However the operating system update is already out of date because Google released Nougat 7.1.1 five days ago. It is not yet known if or when Galaxy S7 devices will receive this latest update.
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