Ever since Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started bursting into flames, the company’s attention as far as Android Nougat updates shifted to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
There have been reports that the two handsets will be ready to receive the Nougat treat in this fourth quarter, but there has been little information to back this up. Now, according to new reports coming in, it seems that Samsung Galaxy S7 is being lined up for an early Android Nougat update.
This comes after the handset made an appearance on benchmarking website – Geekbench – with Android Nougat installed. The leaked device has an Exynos 8890 SoC on board with model number SM-G930X. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been in Android Nougat tests for a few weeks now, but this was reportedly happening for units in Poland.
Now that the phone has made an appearance on Geekbench with Android Nougat on board, hopes are high that every other international variant of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in Europe will start receiving the update very soon. While there is no specific date, the efforts that Samsung has been putting in with respect to monthly Android Security updates could be replicated on this front.
The only devices that have received an OTA update to Android Nougat are Google’s line of Nexus, including the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 Wi-Fi as well as the Nexus 6, which started rolling out a day ago. Other than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung is also expected to make the update available for the Galaxy Note 7, despite the fact that the phone is facing issues with its battery, even for the replaced units.
The likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge and the standard S6 are also eligible for the Nougat treat, but it is not known when this will happen.