Samsung has finally released its Android Nougat update
There's good news for owners of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, with Android Nougat finally getting its official release.
Many Samsung users have already begun downloaded the new operating system with the new features appearing to be big hit.
One fan of the brand tweeted: "Android Nougat great on the Samsung S7 so far. Love the blue light filter in the evening (same as night shift on iOS)."
However, whilst many users are enjoying the update it seems thousands of owners of the award-winning phone are still without Android Nougat.
Speaking on social media, one frustrasted S7 users said: "Any approximate dates for when Android Nougat for Samsung S7 Edge will be dropping!? Thanks!"
It's currently unclear what's causing the delay but it's thought that devices which are locked to certain mobile operators could be taking longer to get the upgrade.
Samsung says it plans to make Nougat available on many of its latest devices "within the first half of this year," but if your phone or tablet isn't unlocked you'll have to wait for your operator to approve and provide the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Express.co.uk has contacted some of the UK's biggest networks for an Android update and we'll refresh this article when we find out more.
To check if your Samsung S7 phone is ready to updated head to Settings > About device > download updates manually.
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FEATURES INCLUDED IN ANDROID NOUGAT
Quick Panel and Notifications
The Quick Panel features a cleaner aesthetic, as titles have been removed from the icons in the panel’s first depth. Icons in the second depth are organized into groups of nine, making them easier to locate.
Users can also utilise the integrated S Finder to locate what they want on their smartphone or the web straight from the Quick Panel. Notifications are now grouped to display information more clearly and also support Direct Reply.
An improved controller allows the window size to be more easily adjusted in split screen view. Also, with a new pop-up window function that supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two in the split-screen view, users can access up to seven apps at the same time.
The newly added Performance Mode lets users optimize their smartphones to better meet their specific needs by activating one of the four available modes. Optimised mode, for example, extends battery life and enhances speed, and is suitable for daily usage, while Game mode provides useful functions such as Game Launcher and Game Tools.
Entertainment mode enhances sound and image quality and High Performance mode enables the highest quality display settings possible.
Samsung Pass, the feature that works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet, is now supported on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Users can use their fingerprint to log into selected websites and apps with Samsung Pass.** The feature will soon be expanded to support mobile banking app integration.
Some devices have been left unable to download the update
Although some users may be facing a short delay in getting Android Nougat the problems are worse in other parts of the world.
An issue in China has reportedly seen the Korean tech giant stop millions of users from downloading the software.
Samsung is looking into the issues after a serious bug is thought to have been discovered – its not reported that this problem will affect users in other countries.
Android Nougat brings a number of major improvements and upgrades, marking the Google’s most advanced software release to date.
These include a number of new emoji, Google’s new GIF keyboard, and “launcher shortcuts” which adds 3D-Touch-esque features to the homescreen.
Google originally announced Nougat last Summer with the internet giant's own-brand devices the first to get access to the new features.