Nougat is in the wild for more than a month, but aside from selected Nexus devices, no other smartphone received the official Nougat update. Samsung is expected to release Android Nougat update during the fourth quarter of 2016, between October and December. Devices slated for Nougat update include Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphone series, as well as Galaxy Note 5.
However, although the official update won’t land before December, users can expect a beta update landing for some models, bringing a beta version of Android Nougat. The beta should come for selected models.
As reported by IBTimes, there’s no confirmed date when beta should arrive, but users can expect it before December 2016. The beta will land in order for Samsung to test Nougat on certain models, so the company can release the official version without bugs and glitches. On the official GFXBench online database users spotted Samsung Galaxy S7 running under Android Nougat, in addition to reports stating that Samsung is already testing the latest firmware on the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge devices in Poland. It seems that users can expect the beta update to land pretty soon.
Other update details include reports about Grace UX, first seen on the Galaxy Note 7, landing on the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge as part of the upcoming update. Further, XDA Developers discovered that the upcoming Nougat update should improve stylus support in the Galaxy Note 5. Also, it is rumored Samsung is currently testing an overhauled version of its TouchWiz UI.
First models that should receive the update are Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 5. Full list of devices expected to receive the update includes the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S7 Batman edition, Galaxy S7 Olympic edition, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Ironman edition, and Galaxy S6 Active. Models from other Galaxy lines (Galaxy A, Galaxy C, Galaxy J) aren’t confirmed for Nougat update at the moment.