Samsung Galaxy Android 7.1 Update: 5 Things to Know Now (2018)

Samsung’s Galaxy Android 7.1.1 Nougat roll continues to make progress ahead of the company’s highly anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo release.

New Android 7.0 Nougat updates continue to hit Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy Tab models around the world. The software’s also hitting mid-range devices like the Galaxy J and Galaxy A.

While some Galaxy users have their sights set on Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo release, others are still curious about the Android 7.1 Nougat update.

In August, Samsung confirmed its first Android 7.1.1 update and the roll out continues to expand to other devices as we push toward the end of the year.

We continue to get questions from Galaxy users so today we want to roundup everything we currently know about Samsung’s plans for Android 7.1.

Galaxy Note 8 Android 7.1.1 Update

The company’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. You can get a feel for the operating system in the video below.

The Galaxy Note 8 was the first device to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but it’s no longer the only Galaxy device running the newer version of Android Nougat.

Galaxy Android 7.1.1 Roll Out Continues

Samsung is pushing Android 7.1.1 to several Galaxy Tabs.

The company is currently rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat out to the Galaxy Tab A 9.7. The update is available in a few different markets including Germany, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, and Spain. It’s also expanded to Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (2015) users located in the Netherlands.

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 was previously running Android Marshmallow, not Android Nougat.

The update is also available to Galaxy J5 (2016) user in Europe. The update is available in Poland and it’s also rolling out to Galaxy J5 (2016) users in the Netherlands.

Galaxy Android 7.1.1 Update in the U.S.

U.S. Cellular is pushing Android 7.1.1 to the Galaxy Tab E in the United States. Like the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, the Galaxy Tab E was previously running Android Marshmallow.

Verizon’s also rolling out a Galaxy Tab E Android 7.1.1 update, AT&T’s pushed an Android 7.1.1 update out to the Galaxy J3 2016, and the update is also available for the T-Mobile Galaxy J7.

At this point it looks like the company is only bumping Marshmallow-powered devices to Android 7.1.1. Devices that are running Android 7.0 will probably stay on Android 7.0.

Most of the changes from Android 7.1.1 are baked into Samsung’s version of Android 7.0 so this shouldn’t be a huge deal for Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S6 users.

That said, there have been a few other Android 7.1 sightings as Samsung’s Android Nougat roll out drags on.

Galaxy S7 Android 7.1 Update

A Galaxy A3 (2016) benchmark shows Android 7.1.1 Nougat running on board. More recently, someone unearthed a benchmark showing a Galaxy S7 Edge running Android 7.1.1.

We’ve also seen alleged benchmarks suggest that Samsung is testing Android 7.1.1 on the unannounced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). Benchmarks can be faked, but they’ve also proven accurate in the past.

At this point, we expect the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A7 (2018) to skip Android 7.1.1 in favor of Samsung’s next operating system, Android Oreo.

Samsung Galaxy Android Oreo Update

Android 7.1.1 isn’t the only update on the horizon for Galaxy phones and tablets.

Samsung’s confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The update is currently in beta ahead of a wider roll out.

The company hasn’t released a list of devices getting the upgrade, but popular phones like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S7 should also get upgraded from Android 7.0 to Android 8.0 Oreo. Older devices like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 could also get upgraded from Nougat to Oreo.

An unofficial list of Galaxy Android Oreo updates includes the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A series devices, Galaxy J series devices, and Galaxy C series devices.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed a release date, but all signs point to an official release in January or February for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users.

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Install Oreo If You Want to Improve Your Security

If you value your security, and we assume all of you do, you should think about installing the Galaxy S8 Oreo update soon after it arrives for your phone. 

Samsung continues to release important security patches for Galaxy-branded devices and your Galaxy S8's Android 8.0 Oreo update should bring the latest patches from Samsung, and Google, to your phone. 

The company's Android Oreo update, at least the initial batch, delivers the company's February security update. You can read more about the changes on Samsung's website

If you failed to download an older security update from another month, you'll get those patches when you go to install Android Oreo on your Galaxy S8 for the first time. 

The Galaxy S8 Oreo update also comes with security improvements to Samsung Pay, Samsung's popular mobile payment solution. If you use Samsung Pay, you should probably download the Android Oreo update soon after it arrives for your phone. 

It also comes with some enhancements to Find My Mobile including the ability to remotely back up Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud when you lose your phone and a way to lock up Samsung Pass using Find My Mobile.

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