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Samsung Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge Get New Android Nougat Build: Here's What It Brings

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users can now get in on the fourth Android Nougat beta, which has just been released.

Samsung is now rolling out the new version of the Nougat beta firmware to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices in the beta program, bringing a few stability improvements and bug fixes, and removing the Samsung Notes app.

The latest Nougat beta is the smallest one so far, with no major changes listed in the changelog, SamMobile reports.

Samsung Notes Removed

The fourth Nougat beta reaching the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge removes Samsung Notes from the preinstalled apps, but you'll be able to download it separately from Google Play or Galaxy Apps store. Samsung Notes recently got an update to support Android Nougat, so its removal from preinstalled apps doesn't bring too much inconvenience.

On the other hand, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users in the beta program who rely on Samsung Notes might want to download the app or make a backup before installing the fourth beta build, as the new firmware will erase all Samsung Notes data upon deleting the app.

Android Central, however, says the app remained available even after the update, so it might not affect all devices. Nevertheless, it's better to be safe than sorry, installing the app or making a backup prior to the update is advised.

Samsung Experience Name Removed

The fourth Nougat beta also brings another minor change: no longer mentioning Samsung Experience in the "About device" section of the Settings menu. This likely doesn't mean too much. For instance, it could just indicate that Samsung has yet to settle on an official name for the UX.

The new firmware weighs in at 280 MB and is rolling out over the air (OTA) right now, so Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users in the beta program should soon see a notification for the update, if they haven't yet. Alternatively, users can also check whether the update is available by accessing the phone's Settings menu and downloading the update manually.

Bug Fixes And Stability Improvements

Lastly, the fourth Android Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge brings along the usual assortment of bug fixes and stability improvements, with no major upgrades listed in the changelog. The previous beta was pretty buggy though, so this one should make things better.

All in all, it seems like a pretty minor upgrade, but it aims to smoothen the experience and iron out all kinks before the official update is ready to roll out to the general public.

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