Samsung started its beta program for Android 7.0 (Nougat) update on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagship smartphones last month, but Google already moved from Android 7.0 to Android 7.1 to Android 7.1.1 in a few months. Now in response to a query from a member of the Galaxy Beta Program, the South Korean company has confirmed that the public release of Nougat will start with Android 7.1.1 for the S7 and S7 edge.
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update already started rolling out for the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and supported Nexus devices few days ago. It brings new set of professional emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, female welders and men getting haircuts for Nexus devices, the ability to send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger, Hangouts and also brings new app shortcuts feature that makes life easier by adding app shortcuts directly to the home screen. This is available in Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps and other apps that can be accessed by simply long pressing the app icon.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed when the official roll out of Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge smartphones will start, it is expected to release early next year.