The release of Android 7.0 Nougat is imminent for Samsung’s flagship, which came pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Galaxy S7 and its edge sibling were spotted on GFXBench running on the new operating system, which means that its release is imminent for the two smartphones, which will also get the new Grace UX that’s currently tested by Samsung on them.
SamMobile has reported that Android 7.0 Nougat might come first to “international models of the handsets” released in Europe. Samsung has adopted this pattern in the past years and every update first rolls out to European countries, then they are pushed out to users in the US. Recently, some rumors claimed that Android 7.0 Nougat is tested on the S7 in Poland, which means that the update will roll out first in this country.
Samsung will need to make sure that during the testing period, the build of Nougat will run well on its flagship and there won’t be any issues. Most likely, the testing process will end soon and the update will be officially released in the next weeks, in phases. Hopefully, this year there won’t be any delays, because Samsung needs time to layer a skin on stock Android.
Android Nougat is already available on Google’s Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Nexus 6P and it’s installed on the Pixel and the Pixel XL, which were unveiled three days ago. Meanwhile, Google has tested version 7.1 and it’s preparing to release it to the Pixel C and current Nexus devices.
Nougat brings many new features such as Multi-Window, which allows you to run two applications side by side on the same screen, and it enhances productivity by giving users the possibility to silence specific kinds of notifications, to check out battery drains directly from the homescreen, to scale the screen according to their liking, to use data saver to block pest applications etc.
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