Development of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge reportedly underway


A week after Samsung began rolling out the first beta releases of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the company has reportedly set its sights on last year's flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as the next handsets to receive the major update.

According to a new report by SamMobile, development of Nougat for the S6/S6 Edge is already underway, but an official release is unlikely to land before the end of this year. Prospects of a stable Android 7.0 release for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge arriving before 2017 are also slim, the publication claims.

Nougat Beta releases for the S7 and S7 Edge showcased some nice changes coming to future iterations of Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz UI, such as a more focused design philosophy relying on flat, streamlined interfaces. Developments in this direction could prove favorable not only for UI-user interactions, but also for the overall performance of the OS itself, as Samsung phones have had a record of offering quite a lot of proprietary bells and whistles not available from other brands, at the expense of performance and OS fluidity.

The revamped version of TouchWiz introduced in the Nougat beta updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge was received positively by our readers, but it is too early to say how much of the new changes and improvements will make their way to the Nougat builds for the S6 and S6 Edge.

For more info on the Android 7.0 Nougat beta updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, check out these stories: 

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12 Comments

1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Even though I don't use it anymore(gave it to my brother), S6 is one of my favorite phones of all times, and the smoothest running galaxy phone ever. Good to see some development of that phone.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

What u have right now?

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Oneplus 3.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

What happened to your Sarcastic_nerd account?

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I deactivated it to get the old name back. Apparently a lot of the guys didn't know I was sarcastic_nerd. At one time, you can only have one account active.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Cool, I once argued about that you were Tyrion_Lannister while you were using the other account. You denied it haha. I rarely visit here so its good to see you sticking to this site.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Still rockin my S6.. I hope it get s 7.0

3. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Yup still using the S6 and still smooth after 1.5 year of usage even without resetting it (just saying) and hope the new nougat interface will come with the update

5. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Husband still has his to and still loves it and wouldn't think of getting rid of it.

6. Mr_Maverick

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Hope it comes with screen resolution tweaking option, battery optimisations, performance modes and AOD

7. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Did Samsung forgot Note 5 with Note 7 fiasco. I mean that should not miss Android Nougat... Fingers crossed for my Note 5

9. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

stil rock the s6 edge. phone these day is flat out, mean it is almost the same.

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