It was nearly two months ago when we said that there is some good news brewing up in the technology domain as Samsung was preparing to release Android Nougat update for its Galaxy Tab A 9.7, a device that was launched two years ago.
While we did have the exact ETA at the time, it seems the South Korean giant has finally released the update for the tablet. Surprisingly, as everyone thought that the update would come as version 7.0 (as spotted in Wi-Fi Alliance's database) but the company has bumped up the version straight to Android Nougat 7.1.1.
Besides, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is among Samsung's few devices to get Android 7.1.1. As of now only Galaxy Note 8 features this version. All of the other devices basically run version 7.0. However, the difference between the two versions is quite less. Samsung has included most of the changes of version 7.1.1 into its version 7.0 release.
However, the new version should include a new set of emoji, the ability to send GIFs directly from the keyboard in select apps and makes life easier by adding app shortcuts directly to the home screen. Further Samsung's famous TouchWiz will have been officially renamed to Samsung Experience as well.
Meanwhile, we are assuming that more Android OS updates are on the way for devices running Android 7.0 and it will basically be in the form of Oreo. As for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, while it has already reached the end of its two-year support period Nougat should be the final and major upgrade that the tablet would be receiving.
Having said that, the update has now started rolling out in several European markets like Spain, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, and Germany. It should be made available in markets across the globe in the coming days.