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Samsung didn’t have a very good 2016 year. It began strong with new product releases, but summer into fall, the mood turned sour. And, the sour mood began when the company’s long-awaited Note 7 was released and find to have exploding batteries.

The recall to address that issue didn’t help.

The company’s saving grace came with the Android 7.0 Nougat release.

Nougat is the seventh version of the extremely popular mobile operating software, which was anticipated to be seen on the Note 7. However, given the problems with Note 7 had, the company turned its attention to offering Nougat on its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones – these were also released during 2016.  Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users were invited to partake in the Nougat Beta test program to find out how the OS ran on their devices before its official release.

Besides these phones, there are other Samsung phones that will get the updates including:

  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Galaxy Tab 2

Rumors were persistent that Samsung would release the S7 and S7 Edge before 2016 ended.

The update for these phones, which was mentioned on the GFXBench, is likely to happen sooner rather than later.  Samsung tends to take its time when it comes to OS updates and chances are most of these devices will see the Android Nougat 7.0 update in 2017. In fact, some users have seen the update already – other folks will just need to be patient.