Samsung’s Galaxy Android Nougat update is starting to pickup steam. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, or Galaxy Note 5, you should start preparing for your Android Nougat update.
Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat update has been out since August. The operating system introduces new features and fixes and it’s slowly making its way to popular smartphones and tablets. The list now includes Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Samsung’s Android Nougat beta is over and the company pushing out its official version of Android Nougat.
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.
The company started with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat updates but the update has since moved onto some of Samsung’s newer tablets. It’s expected to hit more devices in the first half of the year.
These Nougat updates are based on Android 7.0 (Samsung might be planning Android 7.1 upgrades) and they deliver a long list of changes to Samsung’s flagships.
With the Android 7.0 Nougat release underway and expected to hit more devices in the not-so-distant future, Galaxy smartphone and tablet users should be keeping tabs on Nougat. You should also be taking some steps to prepare your device for the upgrade.
Android Nougat is a huge update, an important one, but it 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.
While most of you will end up installing Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy device, there are some things we think you need to do before installing it on your Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, or any other Galaxy phone or tablet.
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 as it comes with some major tweaks to the user interface, some new modes, and a whole lot more.
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.