Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Update To Bring All New Features; When Is The Release Date?

By Tanya Marcus, Parent Herald November 30, 11:30 am

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users would be pleased to know that they are set to receive all the new features that come with Android 7.0 Nougat update. On the downside, the update is still on the beta stage.

The official Samsung Consumer Consultant Guide that SamMobile was able to obtain provides details of the new features of Android Nougat and how it will look like compared to the previous version of the OS, Android Marshmallow.

The document highlights the changes in the user interface, which include the ability to change the size of the display and reply directly from notifications. The Always On Display has also been improved with new clock styles and the ability to use your own picture as AOD. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will also see the significant changes in the phone's home screen, lock screen and call screen.

As of press time, the South Korean tech giant has not announced the official dates on when they will roll out the final version of the Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It usually takes time for Samsung device owners to receive the latest Android OS updates because they also depend on their carriers. Some expect though that Samsung would start releasing the official software to beginning in January.

While waiting for the official Android Nougat update, owners of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can sign up to Samsung's beta program to get the feel of the new OS. Just download the Galaxy Beta Program app from Google Store and register. Devices in the US under Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all eligible to participate, except the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic edition and Batman Injustice Edition.

Since the beta software is not yet official, users are warned of possible errors and malfunctions. The Consumer Consultant Guide can be downloaded here.

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