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Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update: Beta Rolls Out; Why Can't I Upgrade My Phone Yet

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It has been a year since Android Nougat was unveiled, with Google promising a plethora of new features coming to Android powered phones. Now, here's an Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update for all of you Samsung users out there.

Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update: I can't upgrade my device

According to The Daily Star, if you purchased your device directly from Samsung, or you got a SIM only deal, it's likely you're already enjoying the new Nougat update. Although, if you got a deal with a mobile operator, you might be stuck with Android Marshmallow. The reason for this is because operators have to test the update Samsung released before making it available to their customers. 

Testing is greatly crucial for operators as it gives them the chance to prevent any bugs before the upgrade lands on devices. It's not yet sure when majority of pay monthly users will get the update but it should arrive within the next few weeks.

Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update: what's in 7.0

Android Nougat carries with it a number of major improvements and upgrades, highlighting Google's most advanced software release to date. The upate includes a number of new emoji, Google's new GIF keyboard, and launcher shortcuts, which adds 3D-Touch-like features to the homescreen.

To check if your Android phone is ready to be updated, go to Settings > About device > download updates manually. 

Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update: 7.1.2 beta

Meanwhile, as Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta rolls out, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners are still struggling with the original Android 7.0 Nougat update. Google Pixel and Nexus 5X device owners can download the latest software upgrade. (via Express UK)

The latest Android Nougat update centers on small reworks and improvements, rather than a total overhaul. According to an official blog post from Google, the new update includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

Sony stops update due to some concerns

Meanwhile Sony has stopped the launch of the new update on its Xperia range after a number of users reported problems. Some experienced inconsistencies related to audio playback via third-party apps and SD card encrypted data read performance, after upgrading to Android 7.0, Nougat. Although the company has identified the cause and will be providing corretive firmware soon.

Sony was updating models Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 Tablets when the problems appeared. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users are finally beginning to see Android Nougat arrive on their devices. 

Are you a Samsung Galaxy S7 user? Has the Android Nougat Galaxy S7 Update arrived on your device yet?

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