Last month, Samsung started the Android Nougat beta update program for the flagship Samsung Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in US, China and some other countries. This Galaxy Nougat Beta update program is based on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS and the Nougat 7.0 OS is expected to rollout as the final piece once the beta testing of the OS is over. But now a XDA developers forum user have shared a proof that the Korean giant will skip the Nougat 7.0 update and will directly seed the Android 7.1.1 update next month to the flagship Galaxy devices.
Xda-developers forum user Mohammad_rvp shared a screenshot from the Android Nougat beta update app in which Samsung confirms that the company will rollout Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Samsung started rolling the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update to the Pixel devices and Nexus devices earlier this month and Google launched their Pixel devices with the Android 7.1 Nougat pre-installed. The new Android 7.1.1 update brings several new features to the Pixel and Nexus devices.
The notable features of the Android 7.1.1 update includes 4G VoLTE support. The update also brings new professional emoji, sending GIFs directly via keyboard from supported apps such as Google Allo, new app shortcuts where you can launch apps directly from home screen, enhanced live wallpaper metadata, round icon resources, improved VR thread scheduling, APIs for carriers and calling apps and other exciting features as well. The update also brings several bug fixes and enhancements as per Google.
According to some reports online, the new features that the Nougat update will bring to the Samsung Galaxy flagship device includes App shortcuts, multi-window mode and other changes as well. Samsung will also replace the Samsung Touchwiz to Samsung Experience adding new abilities and features. The new Android Nougat update is expected to start rolling to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices earlier next year in the United States and Korea followed by other regions.