Mobile carriers have commenced the testing of Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 devices.
Samsung Galaxy has already begun to beta test the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge devices. Alongside, the mobile carriers have also started preparing their devices for Google’s latest update for Android phones, the Nougat update. Vodafone, an Australian carrier, has shared on its support pages the details of the phones that are presently under the process of testing for the new Nougat update.
An official release or rollout will probably occur anytime from the middle of December to the early part of 2017. However, the Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are both in the phase of beta testing, with Samsung not having made any comment regarding the same. However, Samsung has recently made an announcement that the two devices mentioned above will be receiving the 7.1.1 Nougat version, the most recent Android software, with a public update. In addition, the company stated that the Samsung Experience, its new interface, will also be included with the update to Nougat.
Updates from Verizon
Verizon has confirmed that it will offer the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in the early part of 2017. As far as other mobile carriers of the US are concerned, they have not yet given any information about their plans for the Nougat rollout. Normally, Verizon is among the last of the US carriers to rollout Android software updates to its phones and devices.
Time of Rollout
There is no news regarding the Nougat version that is actually being tested by Verizon, but it is clear that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 7 Edge will be skipping the Nougat 7.0 version and will directly move into the latest version, the 7.1 version. There are no details regarding the time of the actual rollout, but Verizon has started its testing of the software update, so things seem to be moving.
Android 7.1.1 Update
The new 7.1.1 update of Android Nougat comes with plenty of exciting features, such as shortcuts for applications, round app icons along with updates for the keyboard, to name a few. The new update will also be accompanied by Google’s security patch for December 2016. Samsung has begun to push the beta update of Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge devices that are eligible. This makes it the third build of devices for Samsung, with reference to rolling out the beta program of Android Nougat.
Sony has claimed that the company intends to bring its Xperia line of phones to be among the first phones, apart from Google phones of course, running the new Android 7.1.1, Nougat software update.
Details of Update
The update for the above mentioned Samsung devices will be about 530 MB and it also offers the security patch for this month. There are also other additions, such as the Samsung Pass along with the Note app from Samsung, with the button for auto brightness found in the Quick panel.