##Samsung has officially confirmed the UK release date for its highly-anticipated Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The OS upgrade is being released mainly for Samsung Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge owners, but Samsung has also been testing Android 7.0 internally on various other devices in its lineup, including the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and Tab S2. But all five preview releases have been limited to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. So far, Samsung has said nothing about making the betas available for these devices. However, various rumors suggest that the formerly mentioned Samsung devices are next in line to receive the Nougat upgrade.

The Android 7.0 release date:

As Samsung proclaimed, the Android Nougat software upgrade for its flagship S7 lineup is imminent.

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The South Korean giant has announced that the official build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat will hit devices in January 2017. Samsung confirmed the release date in a message it sent out to its Galaxy Beta Program members. Moreover, the company has allegedly dropped the Samsung Note application they had introduced in an earlier beta update.

Samsung bids adieu to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge beta Testing Program:

Alongside the Nougat update, Samsung confirmed that it would close the Galaxy Beta Program on December 30 by 24:00.

The final version of the software upgrade will be released in some time. After that, Samsung will officially conclude rolling-out any more beta builds of the next-gen mobile operating system. This also means that the company will not be accepting recommendations from beta testers within its earmarked Error Report and Suggestion sections.

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However, they are welcome to provide their feedback via the community in the future.

In other news, there are several rumors about Samsung breaking their long set tradition and unveiling the upcoming Galaxy S8 phone at a standalone event in New York in April 2017. So, all Samsung lovers can begin this year with either the latest Nougat 7.1.1 build running in their phones, or with the latest Galaxy S8 device in their hands.