Samsung has finally started the rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for theGalaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. This comes a few days after Samsung had paused the rollout of the update due to various bugs/issues.
Samsung has also revealed that the rollout for the Galaxy S6 , Galaxy S6 Edge ,Galaxy S6 Edge + , Galaxy Note 5 , Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen and Galaxy Tab S2 will start within the first half of 2016.
The latest iteration of Android, Android 7.0 Nouga t was released on August 22. The Nougat update brings with it many new features, bug fixes and noticeable improvements like new Quick Settings controls, an improved battery saver mode, security updates, 70 plus new Emoji and the most important feature, multi-window support.
Along with the regular Nougat features mentioned above, the update brings with it certain Samsung specific features such as a new Quick panel, improved multi – window mode, Samsung Pass and a performance mode.
With the brand new Android Nougat update, Samsung will introduce some major UX changes including new Quick panel and notifications, multi-window, performance mode, and Samsung Pass. The company is expected to bring all the new features to older devices as well.
As the rollout is region specific, it may take some time for the OTA update to land on your smartphones. If your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is a carrier locked device, you may face further delays as the update gets approval from your respective carrier.
The Galaxy S7 in detail
The Galaxy S7 is equipped with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset and a 3,000mAh battery.
The Galaxy S7 comes with a 12MP ISOCELL and a 5MP front camera. Both cameras are one of the best cameras on any smartphone to date. The rear camera is great for low-light photography and excels in well-lit situations.
Both cameras have an aperture of f/1.7 and the rear camera features dual-pixel technology for faster auto-focus in low light conditions
The device runs on Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI running atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Finally, the S7 brings back water resistance and microSD card support which was missing from the Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S7 Edge in detail
The Samsung galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 5.5-inch QuadHD SuperAMOLED display, a Exynos 8890 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3,600mAh battery, IP68 water resistance and an always-on display.
On the imaging front, it packs the same 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera as the regular S7.
Android 7.0 Nougat finally arrives for the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge