As one of the top flagship devices released this year, the Galaxy S7 from Samsung was expected to receive the Android Nougat update earlier, but it just didn’t happen. Good news are on the rise however for enthusiastic S7 owners, as the beta phase for the phone’s Android Nougat firmware has reached its fifth iteration and brings out some important features.
One of the top things to mention about the new fifth beta phase is its successful correction of a problem that occurred in a previous iteration of the beta build. The error in question was related to device rebooting and greatly affected S7 owners and their daily usage of the phone. According to participants enrolled in Samsung’s beta program, what would happen exactly is that devices would reboot by their own accord at irregular paces. This made it more difficult to track down and actually identify as an error or issue but in the end the developer team prevailed. If you live in the UK or Korea, you can download the firmware update which will put an end to random reboots and allow you to thoroughly test out the beta build.
Samsung is rapidly running out of time as we close in on January 2017, but the early start to the new year might find Samsung users receive a much awaited gift. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be made available for the classic Galaxy S7 but also for its more flashy alternative, the Galaxy S7 Edge. Aside from the error fixing, beta 5 also brought a new, more transparent notification panel for the lockscreen which allows you to better enjoy the lockscreen wallpaper while notifications are up. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Android 7.1.1 patch and how Samsung handles occurring challenges.