Google's new Android 7.0 Nougat update is currently roaring the internet. Smartphone companies have already rolled out the list of smartphones to feature Android 7.0 Nougat update. Are the Samsung smartphones Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, and Note 5 ready to take the Android 7.1 OTA update ?
Why go for Android 7.0 Nougat update, if a Developer Preview of Android 7.1 OTA update available.
According to Pocket-lint, Google announces the Developer Preview of Android 7.1 OTA update for the Nexus devices. It is reported that the Google usually announces the Developers Preview version of OS in the month of May.
This is the only year where Google has announced the Developer Preview version early in regards with the Android 7.1 OTA update. Nexus owners are reported to have a chance of beta test on the latest Google stuff Nougat 7.1, before it is finally made available in the month of December.
A brief on Developer Preview of Android 7.1 Nougat OS:
Developer Preview is nothing but the "Work in Progress" stage of the Android 7.1 OS, released to developers before the consumer rollout of the final update. As per the report, developer rpeview is only aim to bring out the problems with specific devices and allow developers to update apps to support Android 7.1's new features in the smartphones.
It is reported that Android 7.1 developer preview OS is made available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6Pand Pixel C and later to be found with Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player smartphones.
Can the user Install Android 7.1 Developer Preview on Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 smartphones with the following steps,
Google has made arrangements to experience the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview through Android Beta Program which allows anyone enrolled to update their Android devices to the developer preview and receive ongoing, over-the-air updates.
Visit android.com/beta to sign-up to the Android Beta Program.
Sign-in to Google account
Check the availibilty of eligible devices will be listed on the next page, click to enrol in the Beta Program.
Updates will arrive direct to your device.
Caution: Before installing the latest OS user should be sure to have a back up of important data beforehand. Flashing additional Android Nougat preview images can cause more data wipes, and also user will not get automatic OTA updates like user do with the Android Beta Program mentioned above.