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Samsung Start Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat To S7 And S7 Edge Handset

Earlier this week the Android Nougat 7.0 update started to roll out to the some Samsung devices in some countries, Samsung has confirmed the official roll out has started, and the company has also revealed which smartphones are expected to receive the update next. Samsung had started the rolling out Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge quite recently, so the rollout part isn’t exactly anything new at this point (though Samsung now confirmed it, officially), but the list of the devices that are expected to receive the update next, well, that part is brand new, read on.

Galaxy smartphones slated for Nougat update include last year’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, as well as the 2015 Galaxy Note 5, and the mid-range Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.

Two tablets will also get Nougat, including Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, and LTE unlocked version of the Galaxy Tab S2. All nominated Galaxy devices will receive Nougat within the first half of the year, according to the Samsung.

Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly. The user interface of Quick Panel has been updated with a cleaner look, and the icons are now grouped to make them easier to find. Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge owners will also now get access to the new Direct Reply feature for notifications, so you can just reply to a message notification without leaving another app. Multi window support has been improved with the ability to adjust the split screen view, and a pop-up window feature to allow up to 7 apps to run side-by-side at the same time.

Note that the Nougat update for the S7 and S7 edge is Android 7.0.1 and not Android 7.1.1. There is still no word on if and when we’ll see that version of Android in Samsung’s flagships.