Samsung has indicated plans to update the Galaxy S7 directed to Android 7.1.1 Nougat upon its official availability. However, this directive won’t apply for all models. New reports indicate the Galaxy S7 for Australian carrier Vodafone will update to the Android 7.0 Nougat system version.
Reports from last week indicated Vodafone is currently testing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge for Android Nougat. Now more recent details from the carrier confirm that Samsung will roll out Android 7.1.1 to S7 handsets in other markets, but Vodafone’s models will get Android 7.0. There is no word on why Vodafone has decided on this option. However, with the Android Nougat software already with the carrier, it could mean a speedier update for those Galaxy S7 models.
Currently, Samsung is running its fourth version of Android Nougat beta software on the Galaxy S7. The software includes a number of tweaks specific to Samsung devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could begin updating to Android Nougat as early as mid-December for some models. Most models are expected to update in early 2017.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch (S7 Edge, 5.5-inch dual-curved) Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, a 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage options with expandable storage up to 256GB, a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, both with f/1.7 aperture and a 3,000mAh battery (S7 Edge, 3,600mAh).