Shocker: Samsung is testing Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (and probably other flagships, too)


Wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S7 will get Nougat? In case you need some sort of reassurance, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been spotted Geekbench running Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s likely they’re testing things on the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7, too.

There’s little doubt that Samsung will get as many people as they can up and running on the latest version of Android. We’ve seen regular updates for the 2015 family of smartphones, so you have to expect that 2016’s Brady Bunch are in on the fun.

The only question is whether any older and lesser devices will ever get the goods. These companies typically treat each smartphone separately, so we can’t make too many assumptions, but we can at least expect flagships released in the past 2 years are going to get some love.

Also, know that timing is never guaranteed. Sure, they’re testing it now, but there’s no clue how far along in the process they are. Samsung is usually “quick” to get new updates to their flagships, with the company trying to stay under that sweet 3-month mark. And know that expectation typically only applies to their unlocked smartphones — any delay is likely due to extraneous factors outside their control, like carrier meddling. The only thing we can do is wait and hope that they’re right on schedule.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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