If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge user, you’d be happy to note that the Android Nougat update for the two phones is now live in India. Samsung last night flipped the switch on the update, which can now be downloaded to your phones. Samsung had earlier announced that they were going to start rolling the update out for their flagships globally, but the roll-out would be staggered. This is great news for everyone who had been waiting keenly, especially seeing how the Korean tech company had been running a beta testing program for S7 and S7 edge owners for Android Nougat.
First things first, in case your phone hasn’t prompted you for the update, you can force the phone to check for an update by going to Settings > About Device > Download Updates Manually. As long as your phone is running an Indian firmware, the update should show up. You can see the process in the screenshots below. In case you’re not seeing the update, we’ve got a guide that will help you sort out your firmware woes. The firmware for both the phones are a little over 1GB in size, so we recommend patience while downloading them.
The Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge brings a large number of changes to various aspects of the phone such as the User Interface, design and even functionality. The most significant update happens to be the fact that Samsung’s OS will finally fall in line with Google’s Material Design language, meaning no more tacky, candy-floss icons in the user interface. There’s also improved double-tap to wake, a cleaner Battery Stats page. The split window has also been improved, but we will get back to you with our full report on that in a later post. For now, enjoy your Android Nougat update on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and in case you’re not seeing the update, you can refer to our how-to guide on the matter.