While Samsung itself announced a Nougat beta test program for users of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in November, nothing has been said for the Galaxy Tab S2. However, Sam Mobile confirmed that development of Nougat on the Tab S2 is indeed ongoing. The only question left to answer is the official release date.
Although we still have to wait for an official date when Android 7.0 will be released for Samsung devices, we can be glad that it’s on its way. We can also assume that it will take months before that happens as well.
For one, Samsung just announced a test program in November which will end in the middle of December. All the comments and reactions will still be taken into consideration before they could officially release Nougat to the public.
For reference, it took about six months for Samsung to work on Marshmallow before releasing it to smartphone users. Android 6.0 or Marshmallow was unveiled in September 2015 but Samsung devices didn’t get the update until six months later in March 2016. It’s safe to say that the same timeline might be applicable for the Nougat. Then again, Samsung can surprise as all.
What we know for sure is that there will truly be a device running on Nougat at the time of its release in 2017. Samsung has plans to unveil a Galaxy S8 next year and it’s likely that it would be bearing Android 7.1 as its default OS.
We also have to take into account that Samsung is still dealing with the mess that was the Note 7 explosions. As such, it’s not impossible for scheduling to be shifted.
That said, we know that a Nougat update is coming for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and it’s likely that other devices like the Tab S2 will be getting theirs shortly after that.