Samsung has started to distribute an update to Android 7.0 Nougat for flagship smartphones Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, released in 2015. It is noteworthy that the release of the smartphone OS took place 7 months after the official launch of the software platform Google.
The update will appear on the South Korean smartphones are not at the same time, but the owners of Galaxy S6 can already expect Android 7.0 Nougat in the near future. It should be noted that at this stage it is only unlocked, not carrier phones. The size of the update is around 1.35 GB, but it may be slightly different depending on the version of a particular device.
In August last year, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the “reference” Nexus, 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C. All the rest have to rely on the quickness of Google’s partners.
Samsung was not the first among those who moved the device to Android 7.0. So, HTC has released a “seven” for the flagship HTC 10 three months after the OS release in November 2016. Smartphone users Galaxy S7 and S7 edge has started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat five months after the release of OS – in January of this year.
The main innovation of Android 7.0 Nougat is a multitasking split-screen mode. Smartphones and tablets will be able to display two applications on the screen simultaneously, and the programs for video playback will support mode “picture in picture”. Android 7.0 Nougat will bring to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge new notification system and improved user interface.