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Samsung confirms Galaxy S7, S7 edge will get Nougat in January

Samsung has confirmed that it will be releasing its Android 7.1.1 update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in January. Its announcement comes a day after rumors claimed the South Korean company was now done beta testing its Nougat release.

In its latest beta notice to Nougat testers, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Beta program will end at midnight on December 30. “There will be no new Beta version release,” the message reads after thanking testers for their “interest and affection” during the program.

“We will try to apply most of the useful opinions shared by all of you in official Nougat OS version,” Samsung says — but the company cannot offer individual replies to those who have offered feedback through the “Error report” and “Suggestion” channels.

Samsung ends its notice by telling users, “we will do our best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible.”

“We will do our best” doesn’t sound too definitive to us, but it’s reassuring that Samsung has a time frame for the release — and it’s very close. Of course, those who have carrier-locked handsets will have to wait a little longer for the update to be approved.

Those with unlocked handsets should expect to see an update in the coming weeks. As soon as we see Nougat hitting Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices, we’ll be sure to update you.

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...