Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be updated directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Samsung already has a Beta Program that allows select Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners to test Android Nougat on their devices, but the company has yet to reveal a date for when the update will be rolled out to everyone. Until that happens, we're glad to inform you that, although the Beta Program is currently based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the official update will bring the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the S7 series. This kind of makes sense, as 7.1.1 Nougat was officially released earlier this month for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

As you can see in the screenshot on the left, Samsung has seemingly confirmed to Beta participants that Android 7.1.1 will be included in the official Nougat update. Unfortunately, it looks like the update will not be rolling out before the end of the year (or at least not for Verizon's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge).

Here are some of the new features that Android Nougat will bring to the Galaxy S7 family. Interestingly, once the Nougat update takes over your S7 and S7 edge, Samsung's famous TouchWiz will be officially renamed to Samsung Experience. That's the end of an era, right?

source: XDA via SamMobile

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1691; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That is welcomed, because we know the update between different Android versions takes more than a few months!

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LAG-Experience

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

At least not a 2 hour battery with 720p minecraft grafix, with the need of 1000$ extra dongles/adapters....

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhones last longer than 2 hours in gaming. And any real gamer wouldn't tax their precious smartphones by playing stupid little games like on them. Even so, that is way better than paying for a pile of garbage which lags left and right, or might burn down your house in the middle of the night.....lol

4. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i have been testing nougat on my edge 7, honestly messenger has crashed some times but other than that for beta its fairly decent, plus android phones are far more advanced in technologies and os than ios, as far as i know ios lags as well. so this sound like u spend 900$ and you see others with decent phones for same $$ and is bit painful.

5. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Have you noticed improvements in the fingerprint scanner? I've downloaded the beta yesterday in my S7 (with a ROM) and I'm very pleased because everything has improved!

6. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

fingerprint works same i guess, what i think has improved is battery which was already badass now it easy holds all my day. notifications are so clean just wow.

7. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

fingerprint works same i guess, but battery has been better for me. and i love overall notifications and new onscreen display, very cool update!

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iOS never lags and It's a fact. Samsung phones are so advance thus they self explode randomly and show you some fireworks in the middle of the night. Samsung failed to design their battery well enough, that shows how advance they are.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thanks for the tard-experience.

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Just waiting for the "beta program" to come to the Note 5, but that is wishful thinking.

10. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Still on the first beta (direct flash through Odin) on my S7 Edge (exynos dual-sim version) and it runs like a charm! Snappy, almost lag-free experience and even better battery life than before! Looking forward to the final release. Kudos to sammy!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The beta firmware has been running well on my device... The final release will be top notch, especially in battery life.

12. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope that will come fast to the galaxy s6 as well

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