Samsung Starts Rolling out Nougat Update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - front view

Samsung has finally started rolling out the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While it was initially believed that the final Nougat update for the handsets would be based on Android 7.1, that is not the case. The build being rolled out by Samsung is still based on Android 7.0, though it does feature the January security patch.

For now, Samsung is rolling out the Nougat update for those Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners first who are running the beta build of Nougat on their handsets. The final OTA update for devices still running Marshmallow should start rolling out from later this week or early next week.

Galaxy S7 Nougat

The update reportedly weighs in 208MB and does not bring any noticeable changes over the last Nougat beta update that was rolled out from Samsung.

The Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 brings a new Samsung Experience UI which the company first debuted with the Galaxy Note 7 last year. Apart from performance improvements and new Nougat features like multi-window multitasking, Direct Reply, revamped notification shade, and system wide data saver, Samsung has also added Blue light filter to the handsets with the update.

Depending on the region you live and your carrier, the complete roll out of the update can easily take over a month to complete.

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  • bcsc

    So it shouldn’t be much longer than March before it starts hitting Canada.