Mar 07, 2017 05:12 AM EST
Android 7.1.1 Nougat’s 11 Crucial Security Patches For Nexus, Pixel; More Samsung Galaxys Updated To Android 7.0
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones will finally receive the Android 7.0 Nougat. The operating system makes it easy for users to reply to messages in different apps, and manage notifications with less clutter.
The software update for Verizon's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones are not rolling out all at once, so you should wait for a few more days if your device isn't being prompted by the update yet, according to Phone Arena. You can also go into your phone's Settings tab. Select Software Update then Download Updates Manually. Your device's software update should be automatic, but it's also fine if you prefer getting updates manually.
The LG G4 and LG V10 are receiving Android 7.0 Nougat this month, too. The former will get the update in this year's third quarter, while the latter will receive it in the second half of the year.
Android 7.0 Nougat is great for multitasking between apps thanks to its split-screen option. App switching is painless and faster, too.
The software also introduced a new battery management tool to boost battery life. Several apps were given a facelift, GIFs in SMS messaging were rolled out and the Settings tab is easier to commandeer and access than before. A Display Size feature, meanwhile, allows users to change their phone's font size and everything on display.
Google is aware of your penchant to use your phone before bedtime. Android 7.0 Nougat has the Night Light mode, which turns your handset's display to an amber color so your eyes won't get strained while checking Facebook or Instagram in the dark.
Google's Nexus phones, on the other hand, are getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat starting on Monday, March 6, Gotta Be Mobile reported. As of this writing, the software is currently available in Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 Tablet. The Nexus Player (now discontinued, take note) will not receive the update this month, but it may come later.
Users will be delighted to know that Android 7.1.1 Nougat will not only introduce new features, but several bug fixes and security patches, too. Wait until March 9 to 10 if your phone still doesn't have the update prompt.
This month's software update from Google comes with almost 60 patches, with 11 of them highly important. The critical security patches address the enabling of a remote code execution on an affected device "through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files."
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