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Samsung Begins Nougat OS Rollout

If you own a Samsung-branded handset, chances are it’ll be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat within the near future.

Following on from several weeks of testing, Samsung says its now rolled out a software update that pushes Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices to Google’s latest version of Android.

Users of those devices will now have access to the multi-tasking, quick panel and performance mode functionality that debuted with LG’s V20 last year.

They’ll also gain access to another exclusive feature called Samsung Pass, which will allow them to log into websites and applications using their fignerprint.

It’s  been suggested that this functionality will eventually roll into mobile banking apps by Samsung.

The company also say that “Android 7.0 Nougat will be expanded to additional countries on the following devices within the first half of this year: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.”

As of December, the new version of Google’s mobile OS accounted for 0.4% of all Android devices.

Now, according to new numbers released last week by Google, that number has risen to 0.7% courtesy of a Christmas bump.

This latest move by Samsung should ensure Nougat continues to rise.

Australian telcos have not yet confirmed when the Nougat update will become available.

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