Samsung begins testing Android 7.0 Nougat builds for the Galaxy S7

Samsung begins testing Android 7.0 Nougat builds for the Galaxy S7
Unless you're running a Nexus (soon to be Pixel), Android updates can be a tedious, often fruitless waiting game. For the general plaudits Samsung garners for nearly all of its devices, the software updates can and do take a while, as is once again being demonstrated with Android 7.0 Nougat. Having been around for the best part of a month, it'll probably be a while before your recent Samsung Galaxy sees any of the tasty new flavor. The good news, though, is that preliminary testing appears to have commenced for one model. 

With rumored testing of Nougat builds for the Galaxy S7 in Europe, we'd probably be getting ahead of ourselves if we were to say that the wheels are in motion. However, progress is progress, and in Poland -- Samsung's European home from home -- software version G930FXXU1ZPI9 is being tested internally for the company's not-so-curvy flagship. 

The report arrives courtesy of the good folks of SamMobile, whose Sammy-related tidbits are usually right on the money. Given the up-and-down nature of Android firmware roll-outs, we simply daren't offer even a ballpark guess on when Nougat might reach yours or anyone else's Galaxy S7. We don't want to jinx anything, but the smart money's on months, rather than weeks at this point. 

Suffice to say, we'll surely keep you posted as the grand roll-out continues to develop. 

source: SamMobile

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's good news! Hopefully released this year.

4. Unordinary unregistered

Kinda sad that when a new (Android) OS comes out next year, feature phones will be getting the old (Android) OS from the previous year. Ill be buying a Pixel if it proves itself worthy for a good ol iPhone-Pixel combo

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I just might get a pixel xl if the battery life doesn't disappoint like it usually does with nexi.

6. Unordinary unregistered

I mean battery life as a whole sucks industry wide, no matter the battery size.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed Hopefully the popularity of Pokemon Go makes the industry put larger battery in phones Its sad that most the flagships have been stuck around 3000mAh for the past few years Hopyfully that MIT startup delivers on their promises

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How so? My Note 5 and 7 both last 2 full work days on a single charge. To be fair, I'm. Or talking on it all day. I am texting quite a bit and uploading photosduring walk-throughs, but after one days usage I have between between 50 and 60 percent battery left. For me that's good. There is no never ending battery and there never will be.

10. Unordinary unregistered

Likewise with my 6S+. But as an industry, the battery tech is dated and WAY overdue for something big.

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

And US carriers will release after one year.

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Usually January - February ish

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

It would be funny if the S7 got Nougat before the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

11. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope the galaxy s6 will get nougat soon also

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