Ever since Google released the latest Android Nougat for its Nexus devices, many have been asking when the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge as well as last year’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 will be receiving this same update.
Well, according to fresh reports, it seems Samsung has plans to seed the new Android Nougat to the likes of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier than previously thought. However, given that Google has confirmed the stable version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be out in December, it is possible that this could be the same time when the eligible Samsung phones may start seeing the new OS.
It has been rumored before that Samsung will start pushing the beta version of Android Nougat to its devices during this fourth quarter. We are already into the second third of this Q4 2016, meaning Samsung is left with only November and December to deliver on their supposed promise. Unfortunately, there is no specific date that we can expect any of this, however, the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 as well as Galaxy Note 5 may see the beta version of Android Nougat before the stable version is pushed out.
As noted, it is hard to tell when exactly Samsung will be availing any of these updates, the beta or stable version. However, there is some hope as earlier GFXBench leaks had shown a Samsung Galaxy S7 running on Android Nougat, an indicator that the company had begun tests of the OS on the device. Separate reports have also emerged claiming that the same Android Nougat tests have also been done in Poland as far as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are concerned.
Samsung is expected to push the new Android Nougat to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 5 handsets first before spreading the love to the Galaxy S6 and other eligible devices. Whether or not Samsung will make this update available for its midrange family of Galaxy A, Galaxy C, Galaxy J and Galaxy On smartphones is unknown.