By now, you may have heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been running a beta of Android Nougat for quite some time. It made its way to the US after launching in other countries first and many users have been interested in seeing what Android 7.0 is like on their device. Unfortunately, as of December 30th, the beta program will be shutting down, but for good reason: Samsung will release Android 7.1.1 Nougat to all Galaxy S7/Edge users next month.
As mentioned in a notice sent out to beta testers and obtained by SamMobile, Samsung will be ending the beta program for Nougat on the S7 and S7 Edge but will be gearing up to release the official version of the updated OS next month. It’s worth noting that beta testers haven’t had access to Android 7.1.1 during the testing period as only Android 7.0 was released. It’s an odd occurrence of events, but I assume Samsung knows what they’re doing.
We would do our best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.
Of course, with carriers being in control of most software sent out to their devices, some will get Nougat on the S7/Edge sooner than others. Nevertheless, at some point next month, all you S7 users can expect Android 7.1.1.