Samsung is very busy running tests of Android Nougat on the newest flagships – Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Google unveiled the new OS a month ago, but only its own Nexus and Android One devices have seen the update come their way. As for the rest of the party, including the newest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the wait is still on. Unlike in the past, it appears that the wait won’t be long for those who own these Samsung flagships.
In the latest turn of events, it appears that Samsung is running tests of the newest Android 7.0 Nougat OS on a Samsung Galaxy S7 handset. This report comes from a Geekbench test that shows off a Galaxy S7 handset running on the latest Android Nougat OS. The phone in question carries model number SM-G935F, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge handset.
Be warned that this result doesn’t mean that Android Nougat should be coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge soon, but still, it is possible. When looking at previous trends, Samsung has taken months before rolling out new software updates to its flagship devices. While changes may be looming this year, especially after huge improvements in rolling out monthly Android Security Patch, don’t get your hopes too high.
One of the major highlights of Android Nougat is the multi-window view. This feature might be new to many Android users, but for those who are diehard Samsung Galaxy users, it isn’t something new. Still, there are lots of other goodies hidden in the new OS, among them an enhanced Doze mode that promises to save more of your battery juice.
The news of this major Galaxy S7 software update comes at a time when the company has issued an update of its own for Galaxy Note 7 users, asking them to power down the units and take them back to retailers for new ones. In fact, the Note 7 was meant to receive this software update earlier than the S7 and S7 Edge, but due to what’s happening, the ball is in the latter’s court.