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Samsung started the Android Nougat Beta update program for the flagship device Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in November and the beta program was closed on December 30. The company also confirmed to the beta users that the stable built of the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update will start rolling in January to the flagship devices and the company is trying to roll out the update as soon as possible. We can expect that the update will also be available for other Samsung Galaxy series devices after it will be rolled out for the flagship devices this month.
This is to let our reader know that Samsung recently confirmed that it will skip the Android 7.0 7.0 Nougat update for the flagship devices and will seed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the devices instead. Samsung also said that it will not accept or respond to any feedback received via the “Error Report” or “Suggestions” section from the beta app but will continue to respond to such request via the community forum. Samsung recently rolled out the December security update followed by another minor update to the flagship Galaxy devices that comes with bug fixes and improvements.
The new features that the Nougat update will bring to the Samsung Galaxy flagship device includes App shortcuts, multi-window mode and others. Samsung will also replace the Samsung Touchwiz to Samsung Experience adding new abilities and features. The Android 7.1.1 update will bring new features to the Galaxy S7 and s7 Edge devices that includes 4G VoLTE support, 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 features as well.