If you own a Samsung phone from the last couple of years, you might be in line for a software update that brings a bunch of new features to your handset. A few months after the initial release of Android 7.0 Nougat, a handful of Samsung’s mid-range and high-end phones, and even a couple of tablets, are getting a big patch.
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Within the first half of 2017, every phone and tablet on this list will get Nougat, but first in line are — understandably — the newest and most expensive gadgets in the line-up, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Rolling out Android 7.0 to these two is doubly important because they’re the de facto replacement for the aborted Galaxy Note7, too.
Here’s every Samsung device that will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat:
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
- Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock)
- Galaxy A3
- Galaxy A8
We’ve actually been hearing that when upgrading to Android 7.0, some Samsung Galaxy S7 phones are defaulting to a lower-than-standard 1080p display resolution rather than the usual 1440p. This means slightly longer battery life, but comes at the cost of a little bit of screen sharpness across the board.
Samsung has started rolling out the update to devices worldwide, so we should start seeing the Android 7.0 software appearing on the last couple of years’ worth of Galaxy phones soon. [Samsung]