Report: Galaxy S7 (Edge) Nougat Beta Program To End Soon


The stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge soon. Samsung had already released five versions of Android 7.0 Nougat beta firmware to the two devices, and it seems like the fifth update is the last one, well, at least according to a Weibo post that surfaced quite recently. This information was shared by a beta tester on Samsung's beta community, someone dug it out from the Galaxy Members app actually.

Now, presuming this information is accurate, and this is the last Nougat beta update, that means that a stable version could land soon. The software will still need to go through the certification stage and what not, but the stable update could land in the following weeks. A number of other smartphone manufacturers already updated their devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, and Samsung is kind of late to the party this time around, so the company's consumers are quite probably getting restless right about now, at least those of them who are not currently running a beta firmware. Samsung still has to officially announce that the fifth Android 7.0 Nougat beta firmware is the last one they'll push out, and if the source's info is accurate, the company will probably do it really soon.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update will bring a number of new features to both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, this is not exactly a huge step away from Android 6.0 Marshmallow as far as the design is concerned, but Google did add a ton of new features in Android 7.0 Nougat, not to mention they've ironed out a number of quirks that were bugging users before. In addition to Google's additions, Samsung has also updated a ton of their apps, and the company has also added some of their very own features. As part of the update, you'll be getting the Always On Doze mode, which means that Doze will activate even if the phone is not sitting on a desk, so the movement of a device won't exactly influence it, and that should help with battery life. Google has also revamped notifications in Android 7.0 Nougat, which means you'll be able to view far more details from the notification shade, you'll be able to read particular e-mails even if you have like 20 in there, for example. These are just some examples, both Google and Samsung have added plenty of goodies to Android 7.0 Nougat, and the update is right around the corner.


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