AT&T is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Samsung Galaxy S7 Active today. Besides the 7.0 upgrade — you will have to wait another two months at the least if you are looking for Android 7.1.x already — the Nougat OTA also packs in lots of other cool stuff in its changelog. We don’t have the official software version of the Nougat build yet, but that should be only a matter of time.
As per the official changelog provided, the Nougat update for S7 Active packs in enhancements for mobile network, and adds Samsung’s two services, Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, a treatment that was given to AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge back in February.
That’s not all, AT&T has decided to axe the Address Book bloatware of its own, which you can now selects apps in Setup and Transfer. The update also packs in security patch, which should be for the month of February 2017.
The Nougat update for AT&T Galaxy S7 Active — model no. SM-G891A — brings lots of awesomeness to the device, like, split-screen, quick switch to previous app, battery life improvement thanks to improved Doze mode, bundled notifications that groups notifications from one app together, while also allowing you to reply directly to messages right from the notifications shade itself without the need to open the app.
So, if you own a AT&T Galaxy S7 Active, make sure you are connected to WiFi network, and have battery charged to more than 50%, and then look out for the update under Settings > About device > Software updates, and hit the ‘check for updates’ button.