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Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat Update Info (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat update continues to make significant progress and today we want to take a look at everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Nougat update and its release as we push deeper into the year.

Samsung’s Galaxy Android 7.0 Nougat roll out continues as we move into the summer months. Android Nougat updates are pushing out every single day so it can be hard to keep track of the company’s progress. 

This roundup will walk you through the important details about Samsung’s Galaxy Android Nougat updates and the company’s Galaxy Nougat release for popular devices and mid-range phones and tablets.

Some Galaxy Android Nougat release details are still out of reach but our guide includes information about the Galaxy S8 Nougat updateGalaxy S7 Nougat update, Galaxy S6 Nougat update, Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update, Galaxy Tab Nougat update, and many more, including the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5.

We’ll continue to update this as we, and others, receive more information about Samsung’s plans for Android Nougat. Check back for regular updates.

Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat Update

Let’s start with what we know about the Android Nougat update itself.

Each Galaxy Nougat update (updates for older devices typically aren’t as robust and carriers typically tack on their own changes) will be a bit different though we expect the core group of features to be the same across the board.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Android Nougat update’s features, take a look at our walkthrough and comparison versus the Android Marshmallow update.

You’ll also want to take a look at Samsung’s own Android Nougat guide. The consumer guide outlines the differences between Android Nougat and Marshmallow.

The guide outlines the changes in great detail and will help you prepare for the changes coming with Samsung’s upcoming upgrade for your device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Nougat Update

The Samsung Galaxy S8, the company’s current flagship, runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box though the Galaxy S8’s version of Android Nougat is different than the software running on Samsung’s older devices.

You can get a feel for the Galaxy S8’s version of Nougat in the video below.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have only been out for a short time but most models have already been updated several times. The latest updates include:

Samsung is also bringing Google Daydream VR support to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ this summer and U.S. carriers are starting to roll out support updates.

T-Mobile’s latest Galaxy S8 update appears to deliver Daydream support to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ though the devices can’t access Daydream services just yet.

The carrier says that the feature is “coming soon” though it hasn’t attached a specific date to the release.

Verizon’s the latest carrier to upgrade the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with Daydream support. The updates also deliver the following changes:

  • If you have Profile Sharing enabled (a setting in the Contacts app) on your Galaxy S8, you can send animated GIFs during phone calls.
  • Infinity Display: You can turn off the navigation bar to maximize your screen view. Toggle the small and round lock/unlock button on the left side of the navigation bar.
  • Infinity Display: If navigation bar is unlocked, it will hide with a sliding animation. Swipe up to view the navigation bar again.

Android Nougat problems are plaguing the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as we push away from launch.

Galaxy S8 problems include weird battery drain, issues with the fingerprint sensor, problems with GPS and Bluetooth, and more.

If you own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and you’re running into issue with Android Nougat, take a look at our list of remedies and resources.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat Update

Samsung’s official version of Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is currently based on Android 7.0, not Android 7.1.1 or Android 7.1.2

As for the size, the Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update is in and around 1.2GB. The exact size should vary based on region and carrier. (AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update, for instance, is right around 1.5GB.)

Android 7.0 Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 looks a lot like it does on Google-branded devices.

You’ll quickly notice slight changes to the UI’s color scheme. You can get a feel for these changes in the video above.

You’ll also notice some changes to the Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge camera interface. The changes are similar to those found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s version of Android.

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An update to the official Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge guides goes into detail about many of the changes on board Samsung’s Android Nougat update.

The guide for the Galaxy S7 Edge, which can be found here in English, will talk you through the official version of the Nougat update.

Here are some of the key features:

  • App folders are now transparent.
  • Samsung Pass: you no longer have to remember passwords.
  • Device Maintenance: helps you optimize battery, performance, and security.
  • A Device Maintenance panel for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • New calendar interface.
  • Improved battery usage meter.
  • You can now sleep apps to save battery life.
  • Video Enhancer tool: improves audio and video quality.

Samsung also highlighted a few features in its Nougat announcement including changes to Quick Panel and Notifications, optimizations for Multi-Window, and Samsung Pass.

Again, these are Galaxy S7 Nougat features and we expect each Nougat update from Samsung to be a little bit different.

One other thing. If you are interested in trying Bixby on your Galaxy S7 you can do so provided you’ve downloaded Nougat.

The resourceful folks on XDA-Developers have released a working version of Bixby for the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher is also available for the Galaxy S7.

It’s unclear if these features will officially hit the Galaxy S7 down the road. If they do, don’t be surprised if they arrive with Samsung’s version of Android O.

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While Android 7.0 Nougat is treating some Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners well, Galaxy S7 Nougat problems are popping up for some users.

Galaxy S7 owners are complaining about Wi-Fi issues, broken Bluetooth, weird battery drain, lag, and more.

For more on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Nougat problems, take a look at our ongoing roundup. It’ll take you through the current problems and show you where to find fixes for your frustrating Android Nougat issues.

One other note about the Galaxy S7 Nougat update: You can now root a Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge running Android 7.0. One draw back? You can’t use Samsung Pay if you root.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat Update

Thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update roll out we now know what’s officially on board the Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy S6 Active.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Nougat update looks a whole lot like the Galaxy S7 Nougat update. The upgrade, which is around 1.3GB in size, delivers the new user interface the company calls the Samsung Experience. This includes rounded icons and softer colors.

It also includes Samsung Cloud, the company’s cloud storage solution. All users get 15GB of free storage space.

There are, however, some notable features that should be absent. These include the Galaxy S7’s Video Enhancer and Always-On Display. All of them were missing from Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Nougat user manual.

It’s also important to note that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users are reporting issues with their versions of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Galaxy S6 Nougat problems are similar to the issues plaguing the Galaxy S7 and include abnormal battery drain, broken Wi-Fi, issues with Bluetooth, and much more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update looks similar to the Android 7.0 software that’s been rolled out to the Galaxy S6.

The update’s change log confirms several key features including improvements to Multi-Window mode, UI tweaks, changes for Quick Settings and Notifications, Samsung Pass, and security patches.

The current version of the Galaxy Note 5’s Nougat update is rolling out with Samsung’s latest security patch.

For more on the Galaxy Note 5’s Nougat features, take a look at our roundup. It’ll walk you through the most important things to know.

Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat Release Date

Samsung’s Android Nougat update is rolling out for select devices though it will expand to a number of popular smartphones and tablets before the end of the year.

Here’s a look at everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat release date for flagship and mid-range devices starting with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat Release

Here are a few things we know about the Samsung Galaxy Nougat S7 release date:

  • The Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update is rolling out to select users in Korea, China and the United Kingdom, the same regions where Samsung released its Nougat beta.
  • The Nougat update is now available in Malaysia and France. It’s also rolling out in the UAE, Russia, India, Sweden, Taiwan, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Baltic states in Europe, and Germany.
  • It’s rolling out to both devices in Canada. Carriers include Rogers, Telus, Bell, Saskatel, and Virgin.
  • T-Mobile USA is rolling out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat updates.
  • AT&T is rolling out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat updates.
  • Sprint is rolling out its versions of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Nougat updates.
  • Verizon was the fourth major U.S. carrier to start pushing out the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat updates.
  • U.S. Cellular is rolling out its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat updates. The updates mirror the other releases in the United States.
  • The Nougat update for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is rolling out after a lengthy delay.
  • The unlocked Galaxy S7 Nougat update is also pushing out for users inside the United States. It’s available Over-the-Air right now.

In June, the Verizon pushed out key bug fix updates to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The updates, which include the latest security patches, also include bug fixes for a link sharing notification issue, a video message playback issue, a device bootup issue, and a random reset issue for VPN users.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Android Nougat update is now available.

The Galaxy S7 Active Nougat update delivers Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass among other features. It also gets rid of the company’s AT&T Address Book.

In other parts of the world, Vodafone Australia’s rolled its Galaxy S7 Android Nougat updates out several weeks ago. The two updates deliver new features, security patches, updates for Samsung apps, and other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements.

Telstra, another Australian carrier, is also rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its flagship devices. Australian carrier Optus has also rolled out its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Nougat updates.

The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be first in line to the company’s Android Nougat update.

Samsung’s confirmed plans to release the Android Nougat update for several other devices in the first half of the year. The list includes the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE, unlocked), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.

Here’s what we know about all of those Android 7.0 Nougat releases.

Galaxy S6 Nougat Release

Samsung promised a Galaxy S6 Nougat release in the first half of 2017 and the company has made good on its promise.

The Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out to select Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users in the United Kingdom and several other markets in Europe including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Nougat is also pushing out to users in the Netherlands, for multiple carriers in Canada, and to users in India.

Vodafone Australia is also rolling out its long-awaited Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat updates. The carrier’s also pushed out its Galaxy S6 Edge+ Android Nougat update after a bit of a delay. They include:

  • Android 7 (Nougat) OS upgrade
  • Samsung Android Security Updates (Till April 2017)
  • Samsung applications update
  • Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Australian carrier Telstra is also rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ models.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update is now available on Bell, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, Sasktel, Telus, Videotron, and Virgin in Canada.

In the United States, Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to push out a Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update and its also the first carrier to push out the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat updates.

AT&T’s rolled out a Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update of its own. The update can be up to 1.51GB in size.

AT&T is also rolling out its Galaxy S6 Nougat update to the regular model, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Galaxy S6 Active. The AT&T Galaxy S6 Nougat update delivers new features and the latest security patches.

The carrier notes that its stripped AT&T Address Book, MobiTV, and AT&T Live from Android 7.0 Nougat.

Verizon is also rolling out its Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update. The Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat update is (surprise, surprise) similar to the other Nougat upgrades rolling out in the United States and it brings improvements to multitasking, battery management and more.

The carrier is also now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge updates bring performance enhancements and more to the former flagships.

T-Mobile is finally rolling the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Nougat updates out to users across the United States. The updates are based on Android 7.0 and they include the latest security patches.

Some carriers still aren’t talking about Galaxy S6 Nougat and it appears some updates could be several weeks away at least.

Australian carrier Optus is currently testing the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ Nougat updates though all three of them are delayed due to technical issues. The company says its Galaxy S6 Edge+ Android 7.0 update could be out in July though it hasn’t provided a specific date.

When the update rolls out to Galaxy S6 Edge+ users it will include Nougat’s features and enhancements, Wi-Fi Calling, and Google Security Patches

We expect to fill in more of the blanks in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at our reasons to and not to install your Galaxy S6 Nougat update when it arrives.

Galaxy Note 5 Nougat Release

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update is rolling out in countries around the world.

The Galaxy Note 5 Nougat release is ongoing in Turkey, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Israel, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, India for the SM-G920G, and in South Korea for select users.

Android 7.0 Nougat is also now pushing out to the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe. The European version of the update is similar to the upgrade that’s landed in North America and Asia.

It’s also reportedly pushing out to the SM-N208 which is the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 5. It’s also known as the Galaxy Note 5 Duos.

The Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat update should also be available in Canada with Bell, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, Sasktel, Telus, Videotron, and Virgin.

The Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update is also rolling out in the United States.

The Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update is now available out and the 1.4GB download is packed with new features and enhancements.

Sprint’s release has been joined by the AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update and the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update.

The AT&T Galaxy Note 5 Android 7.0 update is also 1.4GB and it brings a similar feature-set to the former flagship. AT&T’s version of Nougat also brings Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pass, and the March security patch along with it.

T-Mobile is also now rolling out its version of the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update. The update should be available via Settings right now.

Elsewhere, Australian carrier Vodafone’s rolling out its Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update. The carrier’s update delivers these changes to the popular device:

  1. Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS upgrade
  2. Samsung Android Security Updates (2017 March)
  3. Samsung applications update
  4. Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Fellow Australian carrier Telstra recently pushed out a Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update as well.

Australian carrier Optus says it plans to roll out a Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update but that the software is delayed due to technical issues.

The carrier says the update’s been “withdrawn due to network issues” and that “Samsung now working on new update including VoLTE and WiFi calling capability.” The carrier hopes to get the update out in July but a specific release date is out of reach at this point.

For more on the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update and its release, please take a look at our roundup of the most exciting details.

Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy A5, Galaxy J3, & More

While the focus is still on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 Nougat updates, Samsung’s pushing Android 7.0 Nougat out to other Galaxy-branded devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nougat update is pushing for the 8-inch and 9.7-inch models in Europe. Specifically, the updates are rolling out to the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T715) in Italy and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (SM-T810) in Germany.

The Galaxy Tab S2 update is also rolling out in the United States. The update is now live for the 8-inch model and the 9.7-inch model. T-Mobile’s pushed it out to its Galaxy Tab S2. AT&T and Verizon have pushed it out to their Galaxy Tab S2 models as well.

Canadian carrier Rogers rolled its Galaxy Tab S2 Nougat update on June 5th. Telus, another Canadian carrier, also rolled its update out on June 5th.

In Australia, Vodafone’s pushed out its version of the Galaxy Tab S2 Android Nougat update. The upgrade is rolling out to the 9.7-inch model, also known as the SM-T815Y. The update comes with:

  1. Android Nougat (7.0) OS upgrade
  2. Samsung Android Security Updates (May 2017)
  3. Samsung applications update
  4. Other global bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Samsung’s also now pushing out the Galaxy Tab A Nougat update to the 10-inch model. It’s pushing to the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+LTE variants.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Nougat update is also pushing out to the T585 variant in Europe with Dutch, Italian and German owners confirming availability in their countries.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab, take a look at our reasons to and not to install the Nougat update when it arrives for your device.
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Samsung’s rolling out the Galaxy A5 2016 Nougat update to users in Russia. The update is available Over-the-Air. The upgrade is also rolling out to the Galaxy A5 2016 in India, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, and the Netherlands. The update reportedly comes with the latest security patches.

The Galaxy A5 Nougat update brings the UI changes that arrived with Samsung’s other Nougat releases. It also brings Samsung Cloud support, the changes to the camera interface, and the popular Device Maintenance mode.

Australian carrier Optus at one point said it planned to release the Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy A5 in January. Those plans changed.

The carrier’s latest update to its Android roadmap doesn’t list a Galaxy A5 Nougat update which means a release could be weeks away.

Samsung Turkey says its planning to roll the Nougat update out to the original Galaxy A5 in late July though the date appears to be a placeholder (July 31st).

Samsung’s also moving Nougat out to the Galaxy A7 (2016) in India. The update is less than 1GB in size.

The Galaxy A7 Android Nougat update delivers the UI changes, improved Multi-Window, Samsung Pass, and various performance improvements.

The company’s also now pushing out the Galaxy A3 (2016) Android Nougat update. The firmware is reportedly available in Europe (Germany) though its feature-set is reportedly limited. Nougat’s popular blue light filter seems to be missing.

Android Nougat updates for the company’s Galaxy A 2017 series are also in the works. Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything but the updates appear to be in testing behind the scenes. The Galaxy A3 (2017) Nougat update’s shown up in a GFX benchmark.

The Android Nougat update also appears to be in testing for the Galaxy A8 (2016). The update recently appeared in a GFX benchmark.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Android Nougat update’s appeared in a Wi-Fi certification, a sign that it’s in development behind the scenes.

Samsung’s also prepping a Nougat update for the 2015 version of the Galaxy J7. The company hasn’t confirmed the update but the software recently got a Wi-Fi certification at the Wi-Fi Alliance.

The company is also reportedly working on Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Galaxy A9, the Galaxy A9 Pro, and the Galaxy J7 (2017). The update’s also been spotted in benchmarks for the Galaxy A9 Pro.

There’s also chatter about imminent Nougat updates for the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017).

The two devices are currently running Android Marshmallow but they’ve both appeared at the Wi-Fi Alliance running Android 7.0 Nougat.

We don’t have a release date to share but their clearance there means they’re one step closer to their release. Be on the look out for a roll out in the coming days.

Galaxy Note 4 Nougat Update

A Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Nougat update hasn’t been confirmed and the device has been left off various Nougat upgrade schedules. (Samsung Turkey’s, T-Mobile’s, etc).

An early Android Nougat roadmap from Samsung Turkey.

The Samsung Turkey Nougat roadmap, seen in the image here, has been pretty spot on and it doesn’t include a Galaxy Note 4 Nougat update. The roadmap takes us most of the way through the year.

Nothing is confirmed but there’s a very good chance the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will stay on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

Galaxy S5 Nougat Update

The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge might not get Android Nougat but there’s a chance a Galaxy S5 variant gets the bump from Marshmallow to Nougat.

Nothing is confirmed but Samsung appears to be testing Android Nougat on the Galaxy S5 Neo, the company’s LTE-A powered variant.

The device, which recently got a security patch, has shown up in a GFXBench benchmark running Samsung’s Android 7.0 Nougat update.

The Galaxy S5 Neo’s also passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance running Android 7.0. This certification is a big step toward a public release.

No word yet on other Galaxy S5 variants.

Samsung Galaxy Android 7.1.1 Update

Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is still available for select devices around the world. Android 7.1.1 comes with some new features and crucial bug fixes for lingering Nougat problems.

Samsung could be planning Android 7.1.1 Nougat roll outs but the company’s Nougat release is still limited to Android 7.0.

Samsung is starting its roll out with Android 7.0, we could see a shift to Android 7.1.1 or Android 7.1.2 down the road. Here are a few things we know:

For more on Android 7.1 Nougat, take a look at our walkthrough.

Samsung July Security Update

Samsung’s July security update brings a nice list of patches to Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

The July update is a little smaller than the June patch but it still comes with patches for 65 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and 16 patches that were specifically crafted for Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets.

The patch is currently rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Europe, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Canada, the Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 Edge. AT&T’s also pushed the patch out to its Galaxy S7 Active.

It’s also pushing out to mid-range devices like the Galaxy J7 2017 and the Galaxy A5 2017 and former flagships like the Galaxy Note 4.

If you haven’t received the July security patch yet there’s a good chance you’ll see it push out to your device in the very near future.

 

As for Samsung’s June security patch, it recently hit the AT&T Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We received the prompt the morning of June 23rd so check for the update if you haven’t already.

Samsung’s June patch is also pushing out to the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge in select regions. It’s also now pushing to AT&T’s Galaxy S7 Active.

The Galaxy S7 Active’s June patch also delivers some key bug fixes including an Advanced Messaging fix, a AT&T Messages Backup and Sync fix, a Wi-Fi Calling fix, Video Calling improvements, Samsung Knox fixes and improvements, Calendar fixes, and various other fixes and improvements.

The company’s also rolling the update out to mid-range devices like the Galaxy J2 Prime, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017). AT&T’s also pushed out the June patch to the aging Galaxy Note 4.

We’re also seeing older security updates roll out to older models like the Galaxy Grand Prime.

T-Mobile recently pushed out the May security patch to the Galaxy Grand Prime, a mid-range phone that’s currently running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

For more on the contents of the July security patch and Samsung’s older security updates, take a look at the rundown on the company’s website.

Samsung Galaxy Android O Update

Google recently confirmed Android 8.0, also known as Android O, for Pixel and Nexus devices. The update is now in the third phase of its beta but we don’t expect Samsung to say much about the new operating system until much later in the year.

The official Android O release date for Pixel devices and select Nexus devices is confirmed for late summer. We expect a release in August or September.

We should see some Samsung Galaxy devices get Android O down the road but we don’t expect anything to emerge until Google releases the official firmware for Nexus and Pixel devices in Q3.

For more on the Android 8.0 update, please take a look at our guide. For more on what we expect from Samsung, take a look at our early guide to the Galaxy Android 8.0 update.

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Install Nougat If You Want Better Security

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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 will deliver newer security patches from Samsung and Google. You can read more about them over 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.

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87 Comments

  1. liviaemily_6

    08/15/2016 at 11:14 pm

    I am using s6edge plus I think that samsung should give Marshalltow on it please

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  2. William Bogardus

    08/25/2016 at 5:38 pm

    Didn’t someone say that the Note 7 would be released within Android 7.0 upgrade? seems like no one’s telling the truth. If Google doesn’t know. Then should nothing at all?

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  3. Sohail khan

    08/27/2016 at 12:06 pm

    Can Samsung Galaxy Note 5 nougat

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    You made a spelling error: To many Galaxy S7.

    The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will reportedly be first in line to the Android Nougat update.

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    I received my Note 7 last week. It comes with Android 6.0.1

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  25. J.E. Pagan

    01/09/2017 at 11:50 am

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    • Chip

      02/25/2017 at 12:00 pm

      What did you do on your unlocked phone to get the update? Is it associated with a carrier? I have the s7 edge and my carrier does not do updates, so I need to get it direct as well

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  26. joe

    02/01/2017 at 9:13 pm

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    02/09/2017 at 8:42 pm

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  28. TheOddSwede

    02/10/2017 at 4:10 am

    I’m confused and somewhat irritated over the releases av the Nougat update to their phones. The software is tested by Samsung before release by their software engineers and when “released” every country/provider are re-testing the software for their respective market. WHY?

    No wonder it’s taking so long to get Samsungs phones to get updated in all areas.

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  29. Bob Zanj

    02/13/2017 at 10:54 pm

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    02/25/2017 at 12:59 pm

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    02/26/2017 at 5:29 am

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    02/26/2017 at 8:25 pm

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  35. Vladimir

    02/28/2017 at 7:28 pm

    The worst update on samsung is this one before 2 days … it crashes and dont bring me back on main screen after i close program, the keyboard become more strange and uncomfortable, programs stop working or just crash… what can i say…. worst update ever… i prefer the last one….

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  36. Petar

    03/04/2017 at 2:14 am

    hello
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    – i cant turn off whtsapp notification POP UP. (i can but then no sound notification)
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  37. Christopher

    03/07/2017 at 2:07 am

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  38. Chris

    03/09/2017 at 10:05 am

    “App folders are now transparent.”

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  39. Jon Lovetto

    03/10/2017 at 11:41 am

    HATE the new update, and so do a lot of people. How do we revert back to our previous operating system, or where do I send the invoice to for this useless phone I have now. I would NEVER have purchased this phone with this operating system. Wouldn’t want it even if you paid me to take it. It’s frustrating, and not in a learning curve kind of way. This update actually went backwards in functionality. Please send me instructions on how I can restore my old operating system.

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    03/10/2017 at 4:09 pm

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  41. Tim Siffrinn

    03/16/2017 at 3:46 pm

    Wifes phone just updated to 7.0, Pittsburgh PA

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  42. Sadeepa Prasanga

    03/16/2017 at 4:29 pm

    Not yet received the android 7 for s6 edge +. What is the reason for that?

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  43. Ashish

    03/21/2017 at 2:34 am

    Im from India I dint receive any update for my s6 edge

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  44. OMERTA

    03/21/2017 at 11:38 am

    Nougat for SMN920C now out in the wild. If no notification has shown, like mine, do a manual update & it should work

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  45. Harshit Arora

    03/22/2017 at 8:17 pm

    No update rolling out in India (S6 Edge).

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  46. Radu

    03/24/2017 at 11:35 am

    Do you know when the nougat update for the s6 SM-G920F, unlocked will come?
    On the others phones bought from vodafone…etc the s6 runs nougat.
    It will come before the end of March or it will come like the other updates of s6 in summer?

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  47. Ali

    03/27/2017 at 10:45 am

    Never try nougat on note 5. My battery consumes in half a day. İts terrible.l m thinking of selling my dear note 5 because of this problem.

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  48. giulio

    03/29/2017 at 4:45 am

    prejudice to me or notes 4 n910f and I was in China on business and to Hong Kong and I are upgraded to 7.0 nougat why ??

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  49. Kyle

    03/30/2017 at 5:58 pm

    Since the update the LED Indictor light that let’s me know I have a text message does not blink anymore.

    Reply

  50. Adam Van De Water

    03/31/2017 at 7:15 am

    I downloaded this new update, all the updates automatically changed my system around and now my LED light for notifications says it is set up and turned on but it does not do anything when I get messages.

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  51. Dale Pilling

    04/01/2017 at 12:24 am

    I got the option to download the nougat and security upgrade for my note 5 in Australia today 01/04 which I did. It was over 1000mb

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  52. Amor

    04/02/2017 at 9:31 pm

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  53. Joseph Pruitt

    04/04/2017 at 12:48 pm

    What about the Galaxy S7 Unlocked Edition (G930U)? I can’t get any info out of Samsung on this carrier free model.

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  54. Bruce E Wirt

    04/04/2017 at 10:16 pm

    when is the new nugen released going to be for the S6 for Sprint in the United States

    Reply

    • Adam

      04/05/2017 at 12:53 am

      Today, if you have the s6+…

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  55. Adam

    04/05/2017 at 12:52 am

    My Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ just got nougat! Finally in the US.

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  56. Jesstyashmom

    04/05/2017 at 9:02 am

    My Note 5 just rolled out the update on Sprint. Looks different. I guess it will just take time to get used to the ui.

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  57. Pawan

    04/05/2017 at 11:17 am

    Sir i m using samsun galaxy j7 prime. I want to upade my mobile in nougat but my mobile is wark in marsmallo. When i faund nougat in my mobile update.

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  58. Karen

    04/07/2017 at 2:35 pm

    This update totally messed up my phone. DO NOT UPDATE SPRINT SAMSUNG GALAXY S7. I hate it. It got rid of “logs” on the phone. You now have additional clicks to call from “recents”.

    It changes what I type. I used to type a few letters & autofill knew what I was typing. It erased everything it knew & now it changes what I write. I used to type “Br” & it knew I wanted to write Bridgeport. Now I have to type “Brid” before it gives me Bridgeport. In forms, I used to type in the first letter of my name & it filled in my name. Now I have to type in 5 letters of my last name before my last name appears.

    Sprint tells you to restart your phone weekly. After the update, ALL the icons disappear from my screen for the apps I moved to my SD card.

    There’s more, but you get the gist. I HATE the update.

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  59. Leyaku Ansari

    04/11/2017 at 1:12 am

    Please,
    Release a Galaxy Note 4 update . Android 7.0 it’s better than note 5 .and it is very good Phone

    Reply

  60. liz

    04/11/2017 at 1:51 pm

    the edge lighting and color changes needs to come back.

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  61. kishan

    04/12/2017 at 3:54 am

    Is samsung galaxy a9 pro not going to get the update ????

    Reply

  62. Rick

    04/15/2017 at 9:44 pm

    I see no mention of Nougat for Galaxy Tab S 10.5 wifi…..some talking heads say this device will receive it, some say maybe……some say nope, never going to happen. I like most of us probably tire of all this Samsung device updating and all the guessing. From now on I will accept if I do receive Nougat for my Tab S 10.5……fine…if not……thats ok , too.

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  63. Gordon Bonenfant

    04/17/2017 at 12:18 am

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 nougat update on Bell (Canada) mobile network was just released.

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  64. Nathan Stainbrook

    04/18/2017 at 6:22 am

    Got my Nougat update pushed to my Verizon Galaxy Note 5 this morning.

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  65. Jeannie Countiss

    04/18/2017 at 9:27 am

    The Android update today, April 18, is terrible !
    Screen display is difficult to read and smaller print. Regret I did the update. The worst update ever!

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  66. Alizaman

    04/18/2017 at 11:46 am

    Samsung disapoint me too much late nougat update in A5 2017 that is almost flagship phone samsung need urgently realise nougay 7.1.1 directly All other phones are ahead then samsug please take immegiately step i love only samsung

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  67. NN

    04/19/2017 at 5:18 am

    Nougat update released for samsung s6 G920I

    Reply

  68. K.

    04/19/2017 at 5:12 pm

    Android OS 7.0 totally screws up Facebook on Galaxy Note 5. Samsung can’t fix the bug either. Nougat is crap. Samsung support is crap. I’m tired of getting messaged that Facebook is shutting down when I can’t even log in. Thank you Samsung for releasing your PIECE of crap Nougat.

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  69. MDSN

    04/21/2017 at 8:15 pm

    Why is the BRI region specific (Taiwan) Note 5s not getting the nougat update? Anyone else noticed how the BRI firmware is last to get security patches and updates from Samsung? When you buy a top of the range smartphone, you do have an expectation that software will be at the most recent security patch level and OS not lagging 2 years behind the rest of the market! Samsung’s treatment of its customers particularly region specific treatment is deplorable.

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  70. Sally Boyle

    04/22/2017 at 3:24 am

    I want to say I absolutely love love my phone now since the new nougat upgrade on my Galaxy S5 I hate hate hate it it is so difficult to see you cannot change a lot of the features in fact I have actually thought about changing to a different company and I have had Verizon for so many years I can’t even count them my daughter even works for Verizon. I have done a lot of research to try and fix things or I can see them or make it better and I can’t find anything where you can fix it. I run a business and my phone is like my computer and I’ve had a lot of issues with that the last couple days because of this. I am losing out on business because of the way things are pulling up even with my glasses on I can’t see the items I have it set too large but there is some things you cannot even change or set. Anybody could help me out I would appreciate it thank you one whenever your notification shows up on your front screen they are in white they are real little. I go to text somebody all of that has changed it’s hard to get up a contact that you want to text. Do not like the keyboard and all the white. So much more the S Pen should have stayed the way it was supposed to be easier this way no it’s not I believe that you should be able to change your upgrades and do some things that you want to do on them if you like things the way they are on some leave it if you’d like to change some of them to a better way that’s fine but I think it should be up to the person who uses the phone not up to Verizon.

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  71. Goutham

    04/23/2017 at 8:38 pm

    Please release fast 7.0 nougat for galaxy s6 (sm-g920i).

    Reply

  72. Yash Joshi

    04/24/2017 at 6:19 am

    I still didn’t get nougat update for my Samsung Galaxy S6 ( SM-G920I ) with security patch of February 1st 2017 so how much time it will take to hit my phone

    Reply

  73. juan vera

    04/24/2017 at 3:40 pm

    la samsung galaxy tab s 8.4 (sm-t705m) se actualizara a android NOUGAT 7.0¿¿¿????

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  74. juan vera

    04/24/2017 at 3:42 pm

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  75. Al in Arizona

    04/27/2017 at 10:33 am

    Android V 7.0 is the smart phone equivalent of Windows v8.0. We have two Samsung cells. I (stupidly) accepted the “Android push update” yesterday on my Note 5. V 7.0 problems were immediately apparent: a significant part of an encrypted file simply vanished; permissions were set (or reset … who knows?) to cause a repetitive pop-up related to my calendar; location tags on my photos (NOT WANTED!) became apparently mandatory… I don’t know if I’ve overcome that issue or not; the phone directory screen is now confusingly crowded with “information” I neither needed nor wanted and the ‘contacts search’ function is abysmal; the “Settings” page lost its summary layout and now displays a detailed list that must be scrolled and read to find specific items. Then, this morning, to make matters really, really bad, I could not make an outgoing phone call until I had powered the phone off and on. Prior to rebooting my (now stupid) smart phone and attempt to dial any number was immediately “hung up”. Fortunately, my wife’s cell is still running V 6.0.1. I will NOT allow the push to happen on her phone. I called T-Mobile to determine if/how to reinstall V 6 on my Note 5 and was told it is impossible to “go backward”. I am not a happy camper. Over the past couple of years I had become a fan of Android, even to the extent of hoping a version of that OS might be made available to replace Windows on my two desktop computers and seven laptops. No longer.

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  76. Shyam

    04/29/2017 at 12:37 am

    Got the s6 edge nougat update (OTA) yesterday at night . The nougat version works awesome. Finally ,the update is officially launched in my country India.

    Reply

  77. khairullah

    05/03/2017 at 10:53 pm

    please update nougat for tab s2 SM T719Y,because grafick suck on the game

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  79. J

    05/24/2017 at 3:01 am

    The don’t understand why they would remove the main feature on the Samsung Galaxy Edge 6 plus… Which for me was the side panel lighting. It was very nice to know who was calling before you answered. I’m hoping they add this feature again.

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  80. Steve Williams

    06/09/2017 at 12:21 pm

    I would hustvlike to point out that if you root as explained earlier after the nougat update you can’t use android pay, if your a sky Q customer you will loose multi room as you can’t use their app on a rooted phone there’s a couple more now tv is another. Just thought I’d add this. Hope someone find it helpful

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  81. Danny

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