Samsung recently confirmed that there won’t be any other Android Nougat beta versions rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge after December 30th.
Well, it seems this is not the case or rather, the company had specific regions in mind when pushing out this notification. For those who live in China, it appears that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now receiving a sixth beta version of Android Nougat. Initially, the company had released up to five beta versions of the OS before it stopped and announced that there won’t be another one. Now that there is Android Nougat Beta 6 rolling out, it is possible that the South Korean tech giant is not yet done with testing the OS on the phones, at least for some regions.
The Chinese variants of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are currently receiving Android Nougat beta 6 that carries build number G9350ZCU2ZQA1 and has a size of 182.21MB. Interestingly, there are several users of Samsung Galaxy S7 that are claiming to have started receiving the stable version of Android Nougat on their devices, but Samsung has yet to make the news official just yet.
At the end of the beta-testing program, Samsung promised to start rolling out Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as soon as possible. But as things look, the company is running out some final tests of the OS on the devices, or at least the Galaxy S7 Edge. Given that the details in the changelog are in Chinese, it is still unknown what exactly the new update brings to the table when compared to the previous version.
Samsung recently made the January Android Security patch available to its flagship models, but there is still no word on which models the company is talking about. However, it is possible that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the two phones in question here, although the company has not confirmed whether this same update will also bring the latest Android Nougat treat to the flagship pair.