Android Nougat update now available to some Samsung Galaxy S7 users

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The Android Nougat is finally available on the Samsung Galaxy S7, well that is the good news, the bad news is that it is only available to some users.

Samsung have decided to drip feed the update via a patch prior to the wider release which will take place later in the month.

There is a reason behind this and that is to help the Korean tech giant catch and iron out any final bugs before the update is received by everyone.

This latest news comes just a few days after Samsung announced that they were ending the Android Nougat beta programme it had been running for Galaxy S7 users.

The first release will be known as build G935FXXU1DPLR and includes Samsung’s own January Security Patch. Sadly, the update will only be version 7.0 and not the latest version 7.1.1 which is powering the Google Pixel device.
Samsung announced: “We would do our best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.”

You can check if the Nougat update is available on your Galaxy S7 by checking for system updates under the Settings tab.

Although Android Nougat was released back in September, only a small percentage, 0.4% of Android devices are running it.

When this is compared to the latest version of the Apple iOS update it is slightly disappointing as that reached double digit adoption rates in the first 24 hours of its release.

The update from Samsung will come just before the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 at a dedicated press event in April in New York.

If early reports are to be believed the new device will pair an innovative new design with an improved camera, faster processor and improved battery life.

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