Samsung is reportedly testing the Android 7.0 Nougat update on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Both the devices came pre-installed with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS while being launched earlier this year.
According to a Geekbench test result, the Korean smartphone maker has been testing Android N on the phones and it could soon hit the devices. It seems the testing is only taking place for the Exynos variants which indicates that international unlocked variants may be the first ones to get the update.
Until now, no Samsung phone has received the latest Android update and it was predicted that the Galaxy Note 7 would probably be the first device to get the update. But the Note 7 faced a massive recall crisis owing to which new replaced versions of the phone will only make their way to consumers by the end of this month.
As for markets like the US and Canada, where network providers like Verizon, Sprint and others roll out the update to carrier models, the process may be further delayed.
The Android 7.0 update comes with a host of new features like split screen mode, notification panel redesign, additions to Doze and power saving. So far, only Google's Nexus phones and Android One devices have received the update. Other than that, the LG V20 is the only phone to be launched with the Nougat OS pre-installed.