Rumor had it that Samsung has been working in close cooperation with Google to receive early access for the Android 7.0 Nougat source files, and is planning to update its flagship phones by year's end with the sweet desert.
LG V20, Google's Pixels, and the Mate 9 announced with Nougat on board, but these are all new handsets, whereas there is still a chance that Samsung might beat everyone to the punch, and roll out Nougat to the spring flagships earlier than usual.Granted, we already have the
Pouring water into that speculation mill is the fact that Samsung has apparently already begun seeding the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 edge, at least in UK, in a limited beta form for early testing. If you want to participate, you can head over to the Galaxy Beta Program app in the store, and sign up - it's up to Samsung whether you will be granted early access or not.
It usually takes a month or two to get from those betas to a finalized update rollout, at least for the non-carrier versions, but still, it's good to know that the process is moving along nicely.