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Android 7.1.1 Nougat coming to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series

Android 7.1.1 Nougat now available on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Android 7.1.1 Nougat now available on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung will preview Android 7.1.1 on its latest flagship smartphones before any other manufacturer outside of Google.

Unlike a large number of other smartphone manufacturers, Samsung is relatively more timely when it comes to Android updates for its flagship devices. Android 7.0 Nougat has been available since March of this year and its latest update as of December 2016 is version 7.1.1. The current Samsung beta program will be skipping version 7.0 entirely for 7.1.1 instead, which supports new app shortcuts on the home screen and new GIFs and emojis on the default Google keyboard.

Furthermore, Google has announced that it will put more effort into pushing out minor updates for the Android operating system, though no release period or time table was given. Aside from the beta program, Android 7.0 Nougat is only just beginning to roll out to existing users as a public release.

It's widely expected that Nougat updates will follow in 2017 for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, and Galaxy Note 5 after the initial roll out for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Perhaps understandably, the Galaxy Note 7 will not be receiving any such updates and may even be forcibly rendered inoperable by the manufacturer in the coming weeks.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-12-12 (Update: 2016-12-12)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.