Samsung recently confirmed that they are in the process of testing the Android 7.0 Nougat for their devices and it appears that they have been successful. A Samsung Galaxy S7 device that was running Android 7.0 Nougat was spotted on a benchmarking site yesterday.
Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest operating system from Google and it was launched at the end of August 2016. The upgrade is rolling out gradually to specific Nexus devices and it’s expected to be available to other non-Nexus devices as soon as their manufacturers adapt the OS to their specs.
The fact that a Samsung Galaxy S7 popped up on a benchmarking site – a type of site that tests device performance – suggests that the owners of said handset will get the upgrade very soon and some tech analysts believe that Android 7.0 nougat will initially roll out on devices in Europe.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be the first generation of Samsung smartphone that will receive the upgrade because it’s the most recent. It was launched at the beginning of this year and it came with Android Marshmallows straight out of the box.
However, if we were to look at what happened when Android Marshmallow came out, Galaxy S7 owners may have to wait. It took Samsung four months to implement the Marshmallow upgrade on its then new generation devices, the Galaxy S6 and 6S Edge, so it’s very probable that the same might happen with this new OS. So another possibility is that we will be seeing Nougat on Galaxy S7 in November or December.
Other handset manufactures are in the process of testing the Android Nougat Platform for their devices and those are OnePlus, Huawei, Sony amongst others. Much like Samsung, their most recent devices will be getting the upgrade sooner than the older models and some older models may never get it.