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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 Update to Android 7.0 Nougat Proved to Be Bad News


Ever since Google first announced their Android 7.0 Nougat update, many fans of the popular operating system have expressed their excitement and eagerly expected the update to roll out on their particular devices. Some even manually installed it because they just couldn’t wait. However, as many of devices in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge line, as well as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge line soon found out, the update was more bad news than anything else.

While the update promised many users amazing new features along with improvements on older ones, the bugs that came with it were severe enough to bring all that initial excitement that formed around the update to rock bottom. But what was so bad as to leave so many Samsung users in a state of total dismay? Keep reading to find out.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Damaged Battery Life

Both Galaxy S6 and S7 users reported that the battery on their devices was severely affected once the update rolled out OTA. In fact, the devices’ endurance was literally cut in half as a result. Other issues included LTE and Wi-Fi connection issues. While some users managed to temporarily fix the bug by forgetting the connection and then reconnecting, others didn’t manage to reconnect at all.

Android 7.1.2 Aims to Fix Bugs

Google quickly took note of its users’ complaints and rolled out Android 7.1.2 Nougat with patches that should fix all reported bugs. However, this does seem like quite a bit of a hassle for a few new features and improvements that no one really asked for. On top of that, there are many users that are still experiencing some unpleasant issues with their devices due to the new Android Nougat. For the time being, the best solution seems to be to downgrade your device to Marshmallow.

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