(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung releases fourth Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Firmware
By 

Last updated: December 20th, 2016 at 12:14 UTC+01:00

Samsung is pushing out a new version of the Nougat beta firmware for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge today, making it the third update to be reaching devices taking part in the beta program. The fourth version of the beta is the smallest yet when it comes to the changelog, with the only thing apart from the usual slew of bug fixes and stability improvements being the removal of Samsung Notes as a pre-installed app.

The removal of Samsung Notes from the beta comes after the app received support for Android Nougat, so you can grab it from the Galaxy Apps store or Google Play to continue using it. In fact, you should do so before installing the fourth beta, as all your Samsung Notes data will be erased once the app is deleted. A pop-up warning on our handsets confirmed as much, so unless you’re backing up all your notes to your Samsung account, you will need to install the app from the store to keep your data.

Our Galaxy S7 edge also showed us a pop-up saying performance of the phone has been improved, and we have heard gaming and browsing have received special attention on that front. There’s another important change with the new beta – the About device section of the phone no longer mentions Samsung Experience, so it looks like Samsung is not yet ready to give its software an official name.

The update is 280 MB in size and is available over the air right now; if you don’t see a notification for the update yet, search for Software update in the settings menu to download it manually. See something new in the latest Nougat beta? Let us know in the comments, and check out our What’s New With Nougat series to see everything the Nougat beta has brought to the S7 and S7 edge!

nougat-fourth-beta

nougat-fourth-beta-2

Firmware Android 7.0Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 edgeNougat
Load 34 comments

You might also like

Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 4 months ago

Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

Up until a couple of years ago, even Samsung flagship smartphones only received two major Android OS upgrades and three years of security updates. The company now provides the best software support of any Android OEM. Many devices now receive four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 months ago

Joker malware found in Android app with over 500k Play Store installs

The Joker malware was found in another popular Android app last week by security research firm Pradeo. Called “Color Message,” the app was removed by Google from the Play Store, but not before exceeding 500,000 installs. According to the research firm, Color Message appears to be connecting to Russian servers. The app accesses the user’s […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

An Android 11 feature is coming to your Samsung phone… without Android 11

Google's permissions auto-reset feature is coming to all Galaxy devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 1 year ago

Samsung says the Galaxy S7 isn’t a phone so it shouldn’t be taxed as one

Samsung has apparently tried to reclassify the Galaxy S7 as anything but a telephone for cellular networks in South Africa in an attempt to convince the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) to lower import tariffs and get a tax refund. The company failed in its endeavor because, well, the Galaxy S7 is a phone after all, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

PSA: Third-party app Brawl Stars is freezing some Galaxy phones

Usually we don’t talk about bugs in third-party apps unless they’re somehow related to Samsung’s Galaxy phones, but that’s what seems to be happening with the latest update to the mobile game Brawl Stars. Numerous Brawl Stars enthusiasts are raising complaints about the latest update to the game, which appears to be causing major issues […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago