Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat Update Almost Ready

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S6

It appears that Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat update is in the final stages of testing after the device surfaced on benchmarking site GFXBench with a build of the new OS on board.

In the past, a device that has appeared on the benchmarking site with a new OS build indicates that the update is almost ready and as such, Samsung Galaxy S6 users should start bracing themselves for the new Android 7.0 Nougat update.

The latest report comes after it was reported just recently that the development of Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had already begun. While the same development of the OS has also been confirmed for the Galaxy Note 5, this handset has not yet surfaced anywhere like the case of the S6.

Keep in mind that it is easy to fake benchmark results, however, the fact that Samsung has already begun a beta program for the high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also adds weight to the possibility that Android 7.0 Nougat for the 2015 flagship should also be in the works. Don’t expect anything strange, though, as the natural step would be to release the update to this year’s S7 before it moves on to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, among other devices.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung has not said a word on when we can expect to see the new Android 7.0 Nougat start rolling out to its devices. But with the ongoing beta program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and now this new leak on the Galaxy S6, it is possible that December could be the release date for the OTA files.

If the GFXBench report is to be believed, it would be a dream come true for Samsung Galaxy S6 owners, especially when looking at the company’s past record when it comes to rolling out Android software updates. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ are also expected to be part of this Android 7.0 Nougat update once it is confirmed for the standard version.

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