Samsung has officially announced that it updates its devices to Android Nougat to existing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone. While the beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits in a week, and unlocked the devices in the UK, United States, China and elsewhere are starting to see the Nougat update appear over-the-air.
The company is also planning to start rolling out Android Nougat update in some of its older devices. These are the first handset and tablets listed, which are getting update of Nougat operating system.
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock)
- Samsung Galaxy A3
- Samsung Galaxy A8
Android Nougat will include a number of new Android features which Samsung has tweaked accordingly. The user interface of the Quick Panel will be updated with a new and cleaner look and the icons are now grouped to make them easier to find. Multi window also been improved with the ability to adjust the split screen view and a new pop-up window features to allow up to seven apps to run side-by-side at the same time. The new update will also get access to the new Direct Reply feature for notification, so user can reply to a message notification without leaving another app.
Samsung said that it plans to make Nougat OS available on these devices in first half of this year. If your phone or tablet isn’t unlocked you’ll have to wait for your carrier to approve and provide the Android 7.0 Nougat update.