Even though Android Nougat has already been out for a month now, it’s still not yet clear which devices will get it. If you own an older Samsung device, for example, you’d still have to wait and see if it would be included in the list of those that would receive the Nougat update.
What’s clear now, though, is that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will get Android Nougat. GSM Arena has spotted these two flagship phones on Geekbench, and the listings show that the two models have been tested while running on Android 7.0. The results don’t show how the new firmware update will improve the S7 and S7 Edge, but it’s at least a sign that they’re being actively tested by Samsung.
According to reports, Android Nougat brings about smoother and better performance in S7 and S7 Edge, compared to Marshmallow (which is the built-in firmware in these two models). Along with the Nougat update, Samsung will implement the Grace UX (which was first found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7) in the S7 and S7 Edge.
Speaking of the Note 7, Samsung has confirmed that it will also receive the Android Nougat update. However, it will take the company around three months to calibrate Nougat and ensure its custom features will perform well in the Note 7 build. Of course, remember that this model gone through a rough time PR-wise because of randomly combusting handsets, which may have contributed to the delay of the Nougat development for the Note 7.
Aside from the Note 7, S7 and S7 Edge, it’s highly likely that the Galaxy S6 family will receive Android Nougat, considering that Android firmware updates usually cover two-year-old phones like the S6. Older and mid-range models will still have to wait and see if they’re eligible to get Nougat.