As we look ahead to the oft-rumored Galaxy S8, Samsung's older flagship smartphones are still getting some love on the firmware front. A few days back, Sammy confirmed that a slew of its handsets from yesteryear will soon be treated to Google's Android 7.0 Nougat, including the Galaxy Note 5, S6 family, A3, A8 and a few of the firm's tablets. Whilst we still don't have a concrete idea of when the roll-out will begin, new info indicates that the Galaxy S6, at least, is edging smoothly towards the end user.
We know that the aforementioned fleet of devices will begin to see Nougat "within the first half of this year," as per the previous official tidbit from Samsung. This is unfortunately quite vague, but with the standard model of the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) having recently been certified on Nougat by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- one of those official bodies required to provide a nod of approval in these circumstances -- the wheels are very much in motion.
Last year, the Marshmallow bundle began to reach the Galaxy S6 line in mid-February. While Android updates are seldom straightforward, those still rocking the S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ will be hoping that Samsung can repeat that feat and have Nougat ready during the next few weeks. We'll be keeping a close eye on proceedings, so stay tuned.