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Android Nougat to be shelled out to Rogers' Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge; Upcoming Galaxy S8 features bared

by Eddie Ruse / Mar 13, 2017 09:29 AM EDT
The Samsung Galaxy S7 (left) and S7 Edge (right) were both released in March 2016.

Both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will finally be getting the Android 7.0 operating system (OS) or simply known as Nougat. The inbound update, however, will be heading towards Canadian customers who are under the mobile carrier Rogers.   

The good new was made known through Rogers' website and even revealed that the OS upgrade for both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be rolled out this March 20. For the uninitiated, the current OS that is preloaded on both Samsung phones is the Marshmallow.   

Rogers subscribers are expected to be notified once the tweak is ready on the above-mentioned date. Other users who will not be getting the upgrade can do the process manually by simply heading over to the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge's settings, about phone, and finally to its software updates to initiate the phone tweak.  

A successful upgrade to the Nougat will now allow users to experience new features of the current OS of Android. The update will give both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge a new user interface, prolonged battery life, and better performance. Nougat's 7.1.1 version in Google's Pixel and Pixel XL handsets will also be getting updates regarding its security features and VoLTE support.  

In the interim, leaks about Samsung's upcoming banner phones - the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been flooding the web as its "Unpacked" event will be held this March 29. As of late, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has detailed the features of the yet to be announced phone.   

Albeit being a spot on Apple iPhone seer in recent years, Kuo took the time in disclosing such information to Samsung faithfuls as he uncovered 15 new features of both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Notable attributes of the looming handsets include OLED displays for both phones, the absence of a physical home button, and both devices will sport six sensors for each that include iris recognition, ambient light, proximity, and IR LED transmitter, 9TO5Google has learned. Watch a video about the Samsung Galaxy S8 here:  

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