Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat Update
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 smartphone is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The Android Nougat update is available for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets in China and the U.K as of Tuesday, according to XDA Developers. This confirms a prior report, which indicated the update would roll out Jan. 17.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are receiving the build number G935FXXU1DPLT software, which will take the devices from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is about 1.2GB in size and should hit handsets wirelessly. Tech blog SamMobile has also confirmed its handsets have received the update.

Some Android Nougat features include interface and performance improvements, revamps to notifications, quick settings, multiwindow and the always-on display features, along with tweaks to speeds for storage usage, app installation and system updates.

U.S. unlocked handsets began receiving Android Nougat Jan. 12. There has been no word on when carrier models will update. Verizon has confirmed it will update Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge handsets in U.S., while Vodafone Australia has also stated intentions to roll out the new software.

Some rumors suggested that Samsung was pulling the Android Nougat software from Galaxy S7 handsets. However, the report was quickly refuted when China and U.K models began to update.