The South Korea tech giant has not made any recent announcement about when they will roll out the latest Android 7.0 OS to their mobile devices. It seems the company has been caught up in the Note 7 dilemma and are focusing most of their resources on addressing the issues and covering the millions of dollars that they lost due to the faulty battery fiasco.
However, there have been plenty of leaked reports suggesting that Samsung has not forgotten their other customers and are working on getting Nougat 7.0 to their other phones. And it seems the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are in the top position to be the first to receive the update. This is because there have been benchmarked results spotted on Geekbench and GFXBench for both of these units. This has led most people to speculate that both models are getting Android Nougat 7.0 before this year ends.
Aside from receiving the 7.0 OS, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are also expected to get an expansion of Grace UX, which will help make the phones run smoother. There is also news about TouchWiz UI getting a major overhaul with the Nougat update. Reports came out after this was spotted in the Samsung’s beta test program in China and South Korea.
Owners of the Galaxy Note 7 might not have any luck in hoping for an Android 7.0 upgrade as it seems that Samsung is more focused on replacing these units and preventing any more damage to its reputation as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. The company has just announced that Note 7 owners in South Korea can swap their defective units with a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 for half the price when the newer models hit the market in 2017. In the United States, a $100 incentive is given to those who swap their Galaxy Note 7 for another Samsung unit, while a $25 incentive is given to those who want to exchange it for another smartphone brand.
For Nougat updates on other Samsung units, check out this article.