Many had believed that Samsung will be rolling out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to its devices that include the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But as it, the South Korean tech giant will be rolling out the slightly older Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
While the two have some small differences, it remains unclear why Samsung would suddenly decide to roll out the older version instead of the newer version. The information comes from an email received by an XDA Developer forum member, who had been told by the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program team that the OS being tested – and will soon be released, probably starting January 17 – for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is Android 7.0 Nougat and not v7.1.1 of the same OS.
Towards the end of December, reports emerged from Vodafone Australia claiming that the carrier was actively beta-testing Android 7.0 Nougat, which will subsequently be released to models on the same carrier. Back then, this contradicted with reports that Samsung will be rolling out the newer version to its flagships.
According to the latest reports just coming in, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OTA starting next week, if at all earlier rumors about this release date are to be believed. If this happens, Samsung may still be forced to make another update that will bring the devices to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This shouldn’t be long after the devices have been updated to the base version of Nougat.
If Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat instead of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the rest of the Samsung Galaxy family expecting to receive the update can also look forward to the same OS, unless something changes along the way. As noted earlier, this shouldn’t be long from when the OS starts rolling out to the 2016 flagships.
Keep following and we’ll let you know when exactly this happens!