The Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update is starting to pickup speed. And while you might be tempted to install the software the second the prompt appears, some of you might be better off skipping Nougat for a few days.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Android 7.0 Nougat update is finally rolling out to the regular model and the Galaxy S7 Edge. We expect the company’s other Galaxy S7 variant, the Galaxy S7 Active, to get its Android Nougat update in the near future as well.
At the moment, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Nougat update is limited to a few models in a few regions. We expect that to change in the near future as carriers complete their testing.
With the Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update release starting to pickup the pace in the United States and regions around the world, many Galaxy owners are starting to get antsy. And for good reason.
Samsung’s Android Nougat update brings some impressive changes to the company’s flagship devices. When your update arrives, your first instinct will likely be an immediate install.
While some of you might want to install Android 7.0 Nougat when it first arrives for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, others might be better off waiting a few days or a few weeks before making the jump from Android Marshmallow.
Today we want to take you through some reasons to install Galaxy S7 Android Nougat when it first arrives and some reasons why you might want to take a raincheck.
Install Nougat If You Want Better Security
Let's start with some basics.
If you value your security, and most of you probably do, you'll want to think about installing the Galaxy S7 Nougat update soon after it arrives for your device.
Every month, Google and Samsung release important security patches for Android devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Android Nougat updates should bring the latest security patches to your device.
Samsung's initial batch of Galaxy S7 Nougat updates delivered the company's January security update while upcoming updates could deliver the patches from the February security update. You can read more about their contents on Samsung's website.
If you failed to download or receive an older security update (December, November, etc), the patches from those updates might be baked into your version of Nougat. If not, you might be forced to install them manually before you can download Nougat.
On top of the patches, Samsung's Galaxy S7 Nougat update brings Samsung Pass, a way to secure your identity using biometric data rather than entering your password or ID.
Samsung Pass is like a master key for your various logins and it relies on Galaxy S7's fingerprint scanner. The biometric data is encrypted and stored safely by Samsung Knox.