Last week, Samsung began the general rollout of its Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, starting in the United States. The company had previously ended its Galaxy Beta Program for both devices on December 30, and said it hoped to release the final update sometime in January.
The update is now making its way to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the UK, where numerous owners of the two handsets have reported receiving the update, which is around 1.2GB in size.
Samsung's release notes highlight some of the features that await owners of both phones:
- Provides new UX and various performance modes
- Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
- Improved usability of the Multi window
- Improve setting menu and AOD feature, addition of the Samsung pass feature
- Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation
Samsung warns that you should ensure that your data is backed up before installing the new version of the OS. While the update shouldn't affect any of your data, it's always best to be prepared in case of any problems during installation.
The company also says that "some apps that haven't been optimised for Android Nougat might not work properly after the upgrade", advising users to make sure they upgrade to the newest versions of those apps via the Google Play Store or Galaxy Apps.
However, while Samsung also began rolling out the Nougat update to the S7 and S7 edge in China, it appears that that rollout may already have been halted. According to The Android Soul, the company has suspended its general release of the update in China due to unspecified bugs, and has instead made a new beta version available.