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New Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb.21, 2016. REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is now officially rolling out on unlocked models. Reports have not specified a region so users everywhere should expect the software to hit devices wirelessly. Prior reports suggested that updates might begin Jan. 17 in Europe.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are receiving the NDRD90M.G935FXXU1DPLT software, which will take the devices from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat. Samsung previously said most Galaxy S7 handsets would update to the most recent software, Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However, there is a possibility other models will get the more recent version as the rollout continues.

The software is about 214MB and also includes Google’s security update for January. Highlighted Android Nougat features include interface and performance improvements, revamps to notifications, quick settings, multiwindow and the always-on display features and tweaks to speeds for storage usage, app installation and system updates.

Now that unlocked models are updating, rollouts for carrier models of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge should soon follow. Carriers that have confirmed updates include Verizon in the U.S. and Vodafone in Australia.