Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Official Nougat Updates Rolling out in England

Samsung has began rolling out of Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the England. The release was initially deployed to those who participated the Galaxy beta program who eventually have been receiving the Nougat beta updates since December 14, 2016. Recently, Samsung has announced that the Nougat beta has finally ended and the final Android Nougat update are heading its way to all Galaxy S7 and S7  edge owners across the Great Britain. Whilst the rest of the European countries will also receive the same treatment very soon.

According to Samsung, the Nougat updates has focused on new and improved features, as well as enables the device for a much faster speeds and a promising user experience.

Android Nougat Updates Changelog details:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Multi-Window Usability Improvements

A newly improved Multi-Window that allows users to easily adjust and controls the window size in split view.  Users can now access up to seven apps at the same time as the new pop-up window supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two split-views.

Improvements in Quick Panel and Notifications

The Quick Panel is redesigned into a much cleaner view. The title in the first panel’s depth icons have been removed. Whilst the second depth icons were lined-up into nine groups and are now much easier to locate.

The Notifications is added with Direct Reply support and are now also rearranged to display information.

Improved User’s Interface and Performance Mode

There are now four available modes such as the Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode.

The Optimized mode will now allows users to optimized and extends the battery life performance in the settings.

The Game mode also provides two additional functions  such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances the sound and image quality, while the High Performance mode is for setting up the best quality display settings.

The Galaxy S7 G930F Nougat Update is dubbed as build version G930FXXU1DPLT/ G930FOXA1DPLT/G930FXXU1DPLT. While The Galaxy S7 edge G935F on the other hand, has gotten the build version G935FXXU1DPLT/ G935FOXA1DPLT/G935FXXU1DPLT.

How to update Galaxy S7 or S7 edge via Over-The-Air OTA Update

  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
  4. You’ve successfully updated your software.

How to Update Galaxy S7 or S7 edge Using Kies/Smart Switch for PC

The second method is a firmware update through Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to Samsung support page to where you can download the Smart Switch for PC, and then install it in your PC or Mac computer. Once you installed the Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.
  1. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  3. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  4. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  5. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  6. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  7. Click OK to proceed.Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.