Samsung confirms Android Nougat arrives for Galaxy S7/S7 edge in January, 2017

Samsung confirms Android Nougat arrives for Galaxy S7/S7 edge in January, 2017

Great news for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners, as Samsung has just confirmed that the long-awaited Android Nougat update for these two devices will be released next month.

After a month of beta testing, the South Korean company announced that it would do its best “to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.”

Samsung confirms Android Nougat arrives for Galaxy S7/S7 edge in January, 2017
Moreover, Samsung announced that the Android Nougat beta program for both Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices will end on January 30, 2016. This means there will be no beta versions released for these smartphones and there will be no individual feedback related to “Error report” and “Suggestion.”

According to Samsung, all feedback received by the time the final version will be released is to be managed via “Community” only.

We expect Samsung to release Android 7.1.1 Nougat for many Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices in January, 2017, but many of them will receive Android 7.0 Nougat instead.

Some carriers have confirmed they are now testing Android 7.0 Nougat builds, but that doesn't meant that Android 7.1.1 won't arrive for both Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at a later date. So, there you have it folks, Samsung will finally have two smartphones of it own running Android Nougat by the end of January.



source: 9to5Google

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30 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

By the END of January?? Omg another whole month..

2. twens

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You can flash the beta or try a custom beta ROM. I'm running beta 5 and trust me Sammy did a good job with the update. Doesn't feel or act like a beta. Everything works flawlessly. The performance of the phone is incredible makes me wonder what s8 is going to be like with the UFS 2.1.

3. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Read the "Beta notice" image. It clearly states that the Galaxy beta program ends today. Dec 30th 2016. Not sure how the writer missed that.

9. Kumar123 unregistered

Yup, Samsung is sooooo fast with their updates. LUL.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At least when they issue them, they actually add features, and fix bugs without adding new ones. Lul.

20. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

You got him bro. On the contrary Apple is kinda forcing iOS update, it's annoying cuz they keep reminds me to get an update, too many insignificant update.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, they do do that. Trolls bash android for slower updates, but that that skinned ones, that go thru carrier testing as well. My edge buries my now sold iPhone in capability, and it's on 6.0.1. It's actually laughable how far ahead the edge is.

25. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

It is 2 years already since Apple released their first phablet, i think they should at least optimize large screen usage e.g multi window support? And it's still surprise me why apple pencil doesn't work on iP7/7+ either. Even new company like oneplus know what they are doing with oxygen os (and actually i might consider getting one before S8 even release cuz my htc is dying on me) That's why it's hard for me to consider iPhone, but still iPad is the best option for tablet category.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I prefer the iPad as well. App.e won't put multi window on the iPhone, due to greed. It's also why the won't put 3D Touch on the iPad.

29. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

4. DFranch

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'm sire Verizon will release it by the summer on my phone.

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

you can always switch. lots of other carriers to wet your appetite for timely updates.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

one thing for sure on android. whatever os your phone has out the box is likely to be your last. s7 will be 10 months old and just seeing android's newest os while old while an iphone5 released in 2012 is rockings ios' most up to date software. mind blowing what pleases the crowd! with lots of ram and glossy screens.

8. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go away I would not care if I never got a UPDATE, I would still never go IOS. It's just not for me.

10. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Watch. Official updates is probably not what Android is actually good for. And I approve. But just for this reason, to go to iOS is dumb. There is an insane amount of things iOS can not do compared to the power of Android and with a phone released 8 years ago someone can push it to the boundaries while for a simple iPhone 3Gs someone would have to throw it.

15. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The whole 'iOS devices, even old ones, are updated to the latest OS' argument would probably matter if Apple didn't have to release a dozen updates over the course of the year to fix bugs. They have so few devices to deal with, and yet every few weeks it seems like my 7 Plus is getting a new update. They have hundreds of thousands, probably even millions, of beta testers, as well as actual Apple employees testing updates...and still...bugs here and bugs there. When I update one of my Android devices...it remains at that same version number for quite a long while, with no need for updates, because 99.9% of the time, all of the bugs have been ironed out, and the only updates we get are ones that add new features/emoji/whatever.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And since the latest iOS update is two of so years behind the latest Android version, it more than evens out.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

2017 or 2018? Hahahahahahaha

11. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm glad you made yourself laugh...

19. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Whichever, it'll still be ahead of the 2019 version of iOS. Hahahahahaha.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on nougat, and make the baddest phones on the market, even badder. The Edge is so feature packed, and smooth running we can do without the update, but why not add more goodies. Others will follow.

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So feature packed? What special features does it have that others don't have?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do your own research, that's how you learn.

21. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I did, but I couldn't find something special apart from the hardware.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then you're lying, and I don't converse with liars. Bye...

26. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hahaha funny if there's some tech enthusiast who doesn't know touchwiz yet.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly bro

17. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Pretty cool new features with the grace ui but waiting this long and getting an outdated version of Android kinda sucks..

31. Tipus

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Can't wait

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