On August 22, 2016, Android Nougat 7.0 was released and Android phone users are now excited about this update on their Samsung phones and tablets. Also referred to as Android N, Nougat 7.0 is now available for Nexus devices such as Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet and Nexus 9.

However, there had already been a confirmation from multinational conglomerate company, Samsung, that the Galaxy Note 7 will already have a Nougat update in November. Not only that. There are reports that Samsung Galaxy S7 is already undergoing testing and before the year ends, other Android phone manufacturers like LG and HTC will also follow suit.

Samsung Android Nougat Update

This free software update is available for smartphones and tablets that are designed to support it and for Samsung Android phones, Android N is still said to be in the development stage. There were talks about the first Nougat updates for Samsung phones will be out within the last four months of the year and so far, these reports seem to be correct.

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There was also a report that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first on the list of Samsung phones to get the updates and as mentioned earlier, testing is currently being done on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but the time frame is still unclear.

Moreover, since Nougat 7.0 is still undergoing evaluation, anything can happen so there might be changes in terms of release dates.

Android N Features

Nougat 7.0 boasts of several new features that make it more appealing than Marshmallow 6.0. Two of what users can expect are the multi-window mode and split-screen multitasking features which make the user experience more convenient.

The former feature lets the user use two different apps at the same time. Moreover, it supports all apps, a feature that will be appreciated by Google Play Store fans.

There is also the feature called “Android Instant Apps” and lets the user install an app that is designed to be used for one instance without having to install the app and start again. After it has been used, it will be discarded. The Android Nougat 7.0 update also has the “Doze” on-the-go mode that saves on battery life, new notifications and an improved settings menu.

Now that a confirmation has been made by Samsung about the Android Nougat 7.0 update by the last quarter of the year, it will not be long until Samsung smartphone users can enjoy the features of the Android N.

Meanwhile another Google announcement came out about the possibility of Nougat maintenance release that will ensure some refinements in which a beta version will be released prior to the wider release. Moreover, there will be quarterly maintenance releases of Android Nougat which will be called Android 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.

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And based on what had happened before with the Marshmallow update where Samsung jumped to Marshmallow 6.0.1, there is a chance that this will happen again if the release is not carried out as promised.