Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Received: Report

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is the second device to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat after Galaxy Note 8. The company is expected to roll out Android 7.1.1 Nougat on other devices running Android 7.0 next week.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 has launched Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout, reports Sammobile. The Galaxy Tab 9.7 was launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Samsung is upgrading it directly to Android version 7.1.1. The update has started rolling out in several markets across Europe and will be available in the global market soon.

The tablet was recently spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking platform powered by Android Nougat and is the second device powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat after the Galaxy Note 8. The update is being pushed in the form of an OTA update, but Galaxy Tab A 9.7 users can check for manual updates by going to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update. For the update, the device must be at least 50 percent charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network.

The update introduces a new feature called ‘App Shortcuts’ that allows users to easily access their favorite apps by long pressing the app icon. Keyboards have been updated to support GIFs locally in apps like Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. This brings support for a new set of emojis.

To recall, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 was announced in 2015 and has a 9.7-inch display with 1024 x 768 pixels. The tablet is powered by a quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The tablet packs a 6000mAh battery and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS for connection. Samsung is expected to roll out Android 7.1.1 Nougat on other devices running Android 7.0 in the coming weeks.

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