Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge finally get Android 7.0 Nougat

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are among the top contenders of all smartphones out there. Both devices were released in March 2017. Now, it’s January 2017 and these phones are still among the best out there – in terms of design, camera, build etc. These phones were released with TouchWiz on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android 7.0 Nougat has finally started rolling out for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Android 7.0 was released far back in August 2016, so its taken quite long for the update to come to these devices. Samsung announced a beta program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users allowing them to try out Android Nougat. However, spots quickly filled up and the rest of us were left behind. Now, even the rest of us Galaxy users are going to get our hands on Google’s latest OS. Users of the beta program will be the first ones to receive this update.

Android 7.0 Nougat offers a whole set of new improvements and features such as multi-window, Vulkan API, high quality VR and much more. Other much-needed features are also included, such as, an improved doze mode, quick reply, navigation shortcuts and a new notification panel.


The update is being delivered over-the-air and users will get a notification asking them to download and install it. If you haven’t received the notification yet, do not worry. Samsung is rolling out the update in a staged format. Unlocked and international models will receive this update first, and carrier models will get it soon after. To force-check the update go to Settings, About, System Update. Users should receive the update within a few days time. Furthermore, users ought to download the update over a stable WiFi connection.

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