Android 7 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge begins rolling out

Got a Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Then good news! Your device is about to be upgraded to the (almost) latest and greatest version of Android Nougat.

The global rollout began this week, Samsung today confirmed, following weeks of testing to get everything ship-shape before hitting handsets.

It's a significant upgrade, bringing with it faster speeds for app downloads and UI tweaks, among other features.

Nougats, no glory

The update brings a Quick Panel update for a "cleaner aesthetic" to the phones, with icons tidied up in the panel's first level. The S Finder in the Quick Panel is now also able to locate items on the smartphone or the web directly.

Notifications are grouped to display more information efficiently, while there's an improved controller for pop-up split screen window views.

Performance Mode options are introduced, letting users optimize their devices for specific functions, from gaming to battery saving, while the Samsung Pass (the company's "master key" for logins on the web) is now supported by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, making use of the secure fingerprint scanner. It'll soon get an additional update to work with mobile banking, too.

The update has begun rolling out over the airwaves, so keep an eye on your notifications for your chance to install it.

But wait, there's more!

Of course, many people still own Samsung devices that predate its latest. Thankfully, you'll get Android Nougat before 2017 is half over on the following phones and tablets:

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is Editor-in-Chief of Previously he was the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Before TechRadar, Gerald was Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.