It won’t be long before Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users get their hands on the latest Android Nougat update.
Apparently, the South Korean tech giant is getting ready to roll out this huge software update to its most prized assets of 2016, but this should be happening within the next few days or weeks for that matter. However, the table is not yet set for this rollout to happen as the tech giant is still addressing a number of issues through other beta updates.
In case you didn’t know, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have been part of a beta testing program and just this week, the tech giant started rolling out the fifth beta version of Android Nougat to the two phones. This beta version comes in to take care of a major problem that arose following the release of the fourth beta a little over a week ago.
The fourth beta update came along with an issue that begun as something minor but later on grew its magnitude, hence forcing the company to step in with this fifth update. Users of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets started reporting issues with frequent reboots, something that appears to have been solved in the new update. Other than this, the update also comes in with some changes to the notifications’ appearance on the phones’ lockscreens. The panels now come with a transparent look that lets users see the background wallpaper even when the lockscreen has notifications floating on top of it.
Even though the Nougat update release date for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices has not been confirmed, the latest beta release could be an indicator that the OTA update is just around the corner. Furthermore, whether the new notifications’ feature will be retained on the new update or not is still unknown.
So far, only Google’s Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the newer Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a few Android One devices, have been updated to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. The 2016 Motorola Nexus 6 has been confirmed to receive the update this coming January.
Keep in mind that this latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Nougat update only covers those in the beta program, but the stable release should start coming beginning early January.