Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge to skip Android 7.0, will get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update directly


Samsung started its beta program for the Android 7.0 (Nougat) update on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last month. Google already moved from Android 7.0 to Android 7.1 to Android 7.1.1 in a few months. Now Samsung has confirmed that it will push Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update directly when it rolls out the final stable release for the users with these smartphones.


Android 7.1.1 update started rolling out for Pixel, Pixel XL and select Nexus devices earlier this week. It brings new emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, female welders and men getting haircuts, option to send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. It also brings app shortcuts that can be launched directly from home screen. This is available in Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps and other apps that can be accessed by simply long pressing the app icon.

Samsung is yet to confirm the official roll out of Android Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. It is expected to release early next month.

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