If Google’s Android Nougat beta program is anything to go by, we should expect to see Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge start receiving the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in a few days’ time.
With December just about to come to a conclusion, Samsung may have close to no options as far as rolling out the Nougat update to its two flagships in early January is concerned. Expectations were high that the stable release of the OS to Samsung Galaxy S7 will begin before the end of this month, but the South Korean tech giant has just rolled out the fifth beta version of the update.
During its testing phase, Google rolled out five beta versions of the new Android Nougat OS before finally coming in with a stable version of the same OS. If this is anything to look at, Samsung may be ready to roll out the stable version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in a few days’ time, unless otherwise.
The current beta version has a number of fixes, but the major one is taking care of the rebooting issues that started showing up when the fourth beta version was released. Users of Samsung Galaxy S7 flagships taking part in the beta program reported that their phones were experiencing random reboots, something that prompted Samsung to step in with the latest update.
The fifth beta update also comes in with minor changes to the way notifications appear on the lockscreen of the two Samsung Galaxy S7 phones. They now look more transparent, meaning you can be able to see the wallpaper even if the notifications are on top of it. Since this is still a beta version, it cannot be confirmed whether this feature will make it to the final build, especially since Samsung has rolled out several features in previous beta builds only to remove them in subsequent updates.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users should be ready for the update starting this coming January, but there is still no official date as to when this process will begin. We’ll let you know when this happens.