Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge joined the beta testing program for Android Nougat a while back, but we are yet to see an update to the new OS rolling out.
Samsung has never been the best when it comes to timely software updates, but something has changed in the recent past, with the tech giant now leading the way when it comes to rolling out monthly Android updates to its flagships. As it seems, the South Korean company will be extending this gesture to the new Android Nougat update and it will be doing it in style.
While the likes of HTC 10 and HTC One M9 have been confirmed to be bracing themselves for Android 7.0 Nougat updates, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users will be happy to know that their client will be pushing out the most advanced version of this OS when the stable release starts coming out. We are talking about the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, a version that started rolling out early this week to Google devices.
Coming from an XDA Developer Forum member, the new proof that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat shows just how the company is committed towards ensuring that its devices are not just the best in the market in terms of hardware, but they are also running on the most up to date software. The recipient of the notification is a member of the Galaxy Beta Program, which adds further to weight to this bold statement.
Devices that are already running on Android 7.0 Nougat are expected to be updated to the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat as well, but this is just a small update for them. On the contrary, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be coming from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is without doubt a bid deal for them.
The stable version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat will begin rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 handsets this month, but this will only apply for those using unlocked models. Those on carrier-based models will have to wait until early 2017, which is just weeks away.
Even though it seems confirmed that this year’s Samsung Galaxy flagship will be skipping Android 7.0 Nougat to the newer version 7.1.1, it is not known whether the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ will also be part of this update. But given that all devices, including the S7, are currently running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and are also part of the beta testing program, we expect that Samsung will also update them with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat.