Samsung releases its third Android 7.0 Nougat beta

Google is already preparing for the rollout of Android 7.1.1 Nougat next month, but most of its hardware partners still haven't got around to upgrading any of their handsets to Android 7.0, which it released three months ago. According to Google's most recent usage data, just 0.3% of Android devices are running Nougat.

Samsung has, at least, begun public testing of its Nougat update for those enrolled in its Galaxy Beta Program. It released its first Android 7.0 preview to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge earlier this month, followed a week later by a further release. Today, as SamMobile reports, Samsung is rolling out its third Android 7.0 beta to those devices, starting in the UK.

At around 300MB in size, the latest preview comes with a range of minor revisions, including customization for the Quick Panel, but it also comes with some fresh issues. One notable complaint is that it can take a while for the screen to light up after hitting the power button to wake the phone, but Samsung says that that issue only affects a handful of users.

As you'd expect, the new beta includes various bug fixes and stability improvements too, and it also comes with the latest Android security patches for November.

Samsung hasn't yet announced when it plans to make the final Android 7.0 Nougat version available to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, or for other devices in its range. The company is testing Nougat internally for the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 edge and Tab S2, but it hasn't released a public beta for any of those devices so far.

Source: SamMobile

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