While Samsung began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for its flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to beta testers a week back, unlocked devices in several key markets including the US, the UK, and China are now starting to see the much-awaited OTA update.
The latest version of the mobile operating system brings along with it a number of new features that Samsung has tweaked to be particularly handy for the users of its flagships. The user interface of the Quick Panel, for example, has been enhanced significantly with a much cleaner look. Similarly, the icons are now clubbed together so it becomes easier to find and access them.
Thanks to the new Direct Reply feature, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will now be able to reply to a message notification even without leaving the other app active at that moment. In addition, the introduction of multi-window support now allows users to split their screen view, enabling them to multitask with a far higher efficiency whereas the new pop-up window feature allows as many as seven apps to run simultaneously, side-by-side.
The update also includes a new performance mode that allows users to optimize their devices for performance, gaming, entertainment, or battery life.
Worth noting, while we have confirmed reports of the update rolling out in the aforementioned markets, Samsung is yet to fetch us any details about the carrier devices that are likely to see Nougat in the coming days. What that essentially means is that if you own an unlocked handset in the US, UK, or China, you will be among the select few Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners to receive Android N. Meanwhile, users of locked devices on AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers may have to wait a little longer.
However, if you are sick and tired of waiting for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for your new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge handset, check out this XDA-Developers thread to know how you can install the update all by yourself. Although, we highly recommend you to wait for the official OTA update.