9 Things to Do Before Installing Samsung Galaxy Nougat

Samsung’s Galaxy Android Nougat update continues to pickup steam. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, or a Galaxy Tab, you should start preparing for your Android Nougat update.

Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat update has been out since August and it’s slowly making its way to popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

The company’s Android Nougat roll out is currently limited but it will gain steam in the first half of the year with more roll outs planned for the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and a handful of other devices.

Samsung’s rolling Nougat out to the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 EdgeGalaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy Tab S2. The company is also pushing new Nougat builds to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. These builds include bug fixes and other tweaks.

These Android Nougat updates are based on Android 7.0 (Samsung might be planning Android 7.1 upgrades) and they deliver some important changes to Samsung’s device.

The update is expected to hit more devices in the not-so-distant future so now would be a good time to start taking some steps to prepare your device for the upgrade. This includes Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users.

These are important updates but your Nougat update could cause problems for many of you. This is why it’s important to do some prep work ahead of your installation. It’s impossible to predict what kind of problems you might run into after you install Nougat or a bug fix update.

A little prep work will help you avoid major issues.

Get Familiar with Android 7.0 Nougat

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Get Familiar with Android 7.0 Nougat

There are a several steps to take before the Android Nougat update arrives for your device. One of the first steps is to get familiar with Android Nougat and more specifically, Samsung's version of Android Nougat. It's different than Google's. 

Samsung's version of Nougat incorporates some of the features Google introduced to its Nexus line of devices last year.

We recommend getting familiar with the base version of Android Nougat. To do that, take a look at our Android Marshmallow vs. Android Nougat walkthrough.

The walkthrough will take you through the key differences between Nougat and Marshmallow and that will help you get familiar with the changes coming aboard your Nougat update. The more comfortable you are ahead of your release the better. 

You'll also want to get familiar with Samsung's version of Nougat because it comes with some major tweaks to the user interface, some new modes, and a whole lot more. 

To help you do that, take a look at Samsung's updated consumer guide for the Galaxy S7 and the guide for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. There's also a Nougat guide available for the Galaxy S6.

We've also put together a list of the most prominent features in our Samsung Android Nougat roundup and it's worth a look if you didn't follow Samsung's Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. 

Furthermore, if you own a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge you'll want to take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install Nougat on your device. 

If you own a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, please take a peek at our list of reasons to and not to install Android Nougat.

And if you own a Galaxy Note 5 you'll want to check the reasons to, and not to, install your version of Android Nougat

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