Samsung may have already started working on firmware development of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models. The S6 range is expected to be right behind the Galaxy S7 range for receiving the latest Android OS update.
SamMobile reports that initial Nougat firmware for the S6 range has been spotted carrying build no XXS5DPK7. This is probably just the first build of firmware for the S6 range after which many will follow including a possible public beta version that users may get to try out before the final OTA rollout happens.
Currently, the official Android 7.0 Nougat beta program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is already underway in many regions including the UK. After successful tests and bug reports are analysed, the final OTA version of the Nougat update is likely to make its way to the Galaxy S7 range late this year or early next year.
S6 and S6 Edge users as per this schedule are likely to see the final OTA version of the Nougat update only by next year.
While Nougat is slated to bring tons of new features to the Android OS like split screen, quicker multi-tasking, bundled notifications and more, it is not clear whether Samsung will also bring individual changes for its UI. Previously the company had unveiled specific features for its Edge screen models like Edge feeds, edge panels and edge lighting.