Samsung Galaxy Android 7.1 Update: 5 Things to Know Now

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, especially now that its released a beta for select Galaxy S8 models, 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 should roll out to other Galaxy J5 variants in the near future.

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.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed a release date for the Galaxy S8, but all signs point to an official release in December or sometime early next year.

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Install the Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta to Help Samsung

One of the best reasons to try the Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo beta is to help the company improve the software before it's released to millions of Galaxy S8 users around the world. 

If you're sick and tired of dealing with Android problems on your Galaxy S8 (or another device), and you've got a Galaxy S8 lying around, think about trying the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta. 

Samsung is encouraging Galaxy S8 Oreo beta testers to provide feedback about Android 8.0 bugs and performance issues. This way, its engineers can squash bugs ahead of the widespread release. 

Thanks to the feedback from beta testers, Samsung's fixed a ton of issues with Android Oreo ahead of the official release. The latest beta, beta 3, arrived with a long list of fixes and enhancements. 

Reporting bugs is extremely easy and your feedback, no matter how small, could help the company provide a much better experience for all Galaxy S8 users.

To send feedback, you simply launch Samsung+/Samsung Members and post your report under the appropriate menu. 

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