Samsung has finally started to roll out Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagship duo. The wait has been quite a long one as Google announced Nougat’s public release in August last year and Samsung started Nougat beta testing in November.
The update roll out was first spotted by SamMobile which mentions the update size to be around 215MB for beta testers. It is also worth mentioning that Samsung seems to be preferring beta testers for the initial rollout. It means if you were not part of the beta program, you might have to wait a little longer for the update to arrive.
With Nougat update, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users will be receiving all Nougat-specific features like split screen mode, quick switching between two apps, editable quick settings, and new notification system. Samsung has also improved its custom UI which has now been made lighter, minimalist and closer to the stock Android experience.
While you are waiting for the Nougat update to arrive on your particular Samsung flagship unit, do keep in mind that it’s Android 7.0 update, not Android 7.1.1. But it is said to bring January security patch to both flagships. If you have already received the update, you can also share your experience with us via the comments section below.