After a wait of many months, Nougat has finally come to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. For now, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 7.0 update for the beta users, but the regular users with unlocked units will also get it soon. The update is 215 MB in size for the ones who were enrolled in the Nougat beta program. For the users on the stable version, they can expect a larger update.
In November, Samsung announced Galaxy Beta Program, which allowed Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users to test Android 7.0 Nougat before the official release. But, the company closed the program on December 30, last year.
Notably, the latest Nougat update is not exclusive to users who signed up for the beta program. It will also roll out to every unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge unit that runs stable OS. To simplify, If you signed up for the Nougat beta program, then you will be among the first who get the update. Likewise, if you have an unlocked unit, then you will get it sooner than the users who have carrier-locked units of the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.
As per the official changelog, the new version number NDRD90M.G935FXXU1DPLT brings Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The update also brings substantial changes to Samsung's TouchWiz, such as:
- New UX clubbed with various performance modes
- Enhanced Notification feature and Quick Settings button
- Improved Multi-window feature
- Improved settings and features for Always-on Display
- Better storage usage, app installation speed, and system update speed
The update also includes January security patches. As we mentioned above, the update is initially limited to unlocked Samsung S7 devices. Carrier-bound devices usually take more time for testing due to additional software features and apps. It is worth mentioning that Samsung has delivered the update a week before the promised timeline. However, the initial date could have been promised for the non-beta users.
Let us know if you have got the update on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. We recommend our readers to ensure a reliable internet connection for smooth installation of the update. Share your Nougat experience on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge through the comment section below.