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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the latest devices to come from the South Korean giant and they are the first in line to get upgraded to the new OS from Google, Android 7.0 Nougat.

It is believed that the giant is already working on an Android Nougat version for its devices because different manufacturers will not be using the exact same Nougat platform that Google uses for Nexus phones. That happens because they do not have the same specs and each manufacturer is in charge of tailoring the OS to their devices.



According to an entry on the Geekbench site, it appears that Samsung has already tested Android Nougat on Galaxy S7 Edge. The Geekbench site offers scores that aid users in comparing devices’ performance and essentially, if the score is high, then the device performs efficiently.

The particular entry on the site lists the S7 Edge as SM-G935F as having being tested while running Android 7.0 Nougat and it seems to have a pretty high score. It got a 2,016 score when it was tested on the single core performance and a 5,587 score when it was tested on the multi core performance.

Two other very fresh and premium devices, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, got a 3,450 at the single core performance test and a 5,630 score on the multi core performance test. However, it should be noted that not all device tests that have been listed on the site are real; some can be faked and while it may be true, it may just as well be a fabrication.

It if is real, it means that we’re one step closer to seeing Android 7.0 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy devices. Based on a pattern that Samsung has for launching OS upgrades, it’s very possible that Galaxy S7 users will be getting the upgrade sometime at the beginning of 2017, or slightly before that.

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