Samsung is packing up its Galaxy S7 Nougat beta program today and plans to release the final version of the update in January. This news comes via a notice the company sent out to participants of the initiative.
Samsung has beamed out 5 versions of Android 7.1.1 via the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge beta program till date. Its final note states that the system is ending on December 30. The company also thanked members who took part in the project and promised to try and integrate most of the opinions they shared in the official Nougat rollout.
Samsung also specifically pointed out that participants won’t be getting anymore beta releases and doesn’t plan on providing individual feedback related to Error report and Suggestion in the app. The brand will instead manage responses via community from now onwards.
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Samsung then ends the message by stating that it is looking to do its best to distribute the official version in January as soon as possible. It should be noted that the firm has already confirmed that it’s skipping directly to version 7.1.1 of Android, rather than the original 7.0 release.
Android 7.1.1 offers a ton of useful features such as gender-positive emoji that better reflect professions and interests for men and women. Google’s also introduced support for GIFs to be sent directly from a keyboard and app shortcuts on the home screen.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge currently run on Marshmallow. Samsung hasn’t mentioned what specific changes it plans on bringing to the phones with its Nougat rollout.