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Samsung’s Nougat update for Galaxy S7 now rolling out to all

Samsung is now rolling out its Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to all users. The release comes exactly one week after the South Korean company began a Nougat “soak test” with a small number of people.

Those who participated in the Nougat beta through the Galaxy Beta program should see the update first, according to SamMobile, and it will weigh in at around 214MB. It will be a lot larger for those who aren’t running a pre-release version of Android 7.0 already.

Alongside some nice user interface improvements, Nougat for the Galaxy S7 series brings a slew of new features, including multiple performance modes, support for the Vulkan API, Samsung Cloud, and a video enhancer.

Users also get improvements for things like multi-window and Quick Settings, with the ability to add toggles for third-party app functions.

An earlier report claimed Samsung would be making Nougat available to users in Europe on January 17, so it’s nice to see the software arriving a week earlier than anticipated. Those who have unlocked handsets will obviously see it before those who await carrier approval.

To confirm, this is an Android 7.0 update — not Android 7.1.1. However, it does include Android’s latest security patch for January.

Have you got Nougat on your Galaxy S7 yet?


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...