Samsung has begun rolling out the official Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade for “Galaxy S7” and “Galaxy S7 Edge” flagship smartphones. This roll out is coming after many weeks of testing and confirmation and although the rollout was first noticed two weeks ago, Samsung has only just officially announced the upgrade to their customers.
UPDATE: Samsung has halted the roll out as onboard users complain of performance issues; The same loads of bug Sony users reported. More or less…
According to The Independent, the update is not the latest version of the Android OS as Google’s patented Pixel handsets run on Android 7.1.1. However, the upgrade offers a few performance enhancements over Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A few notable improvements of the Android 7.0 Nougat are the Multi-window mode- a feature that’s perfect for multitasking and which essentially lets the users run two applications at the same time- and the improved Doze mode, which greatly helps its Android users save battery power while they are on the move. This feature puts the device in low power usage whenever it is kept in one’s pocket or purse.
Android 7.0 Nougat will also make the Quick Panel on Samsung phones to be eligible to have more appealing aesthetics, and the company has gotten rid of the titles from the icons that are in the panel’s first depth. Meanwhile, icons that are put into groups of nine- for making each of them easier to locate- will be featured on the second depth. From now on, notifications will be grouped to display information more clearly and also support Direct Reply.
A lot of “Galaxy S7” and “Galaxy S7 Edge” users have already started downloading the new operating system, and according to surveys and reports, many of them are happy with its new features. Samsung has also revealed in a statement that they plan to expand the Android 7.0 Nougat update to older devices. The “Samsung Galaxy S6”, “Galaxy S6 Edge” and “S6 Edge+”, “Galaxy Note 5”, “Galaxy A3”, and “Galaxy A8” update to Android 7.0 Nougat are expected to also be rolled out before the halfway point of this year.
To see if your phone has capacity to upgrade to the Android 7.0 Nougat, simply go to Settings > About device > download updates manually.