The Android 7.0 Nougat update is one of the most anticipated OS updates. Along with new Android features, it is expected to bring the Grace UX feature to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. However, given Samsung’s slow approach towards updates, the Galaxy S7 and other Samsung devices might not get the Android 7.0 Nougat update any time soon.
Samsung is still rolling out the Android Marshmallow operating system to certain eligible devices. Even the company’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 received the Marshmallow update almost five months after many devices from other OEMs.
After a turbulent few months, Samsung might be looking to change its working habits. The South Korean technology giant is reportedly planning to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its devices early. The Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be the first Samsung device to receive the OS.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on the official GFXBench online database. It is said to be testing the new OS on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices in Poland. Still, it might take two to three months before the firmware is fully developed for roll out.
Samsung has not yet announced an official list of devices. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and its variants [Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S7 Batman edition, and Galaxy S7 Olympic edition] are expected to get the new update in the first quarter of 2017. While the likes of Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 edge+, S6 Active, S6 Ironman edition, and S6 Active are expected to be among the first to get the firmware.
The new list might include also several mid-range smartphones such as Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 ProGalaxy A7 (2015), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy A8, Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, and Galaxy C7.