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Samsung took more time than expected to release Android Marshmallow to its eligible devices, but it appears like it is working on bringing Google's latest operating system Android 7.0 Nougat to its handsets early. According to reports, Galaxy S7 has been spotted running the firmware, giving a hint that its public release may not be far off.

Samsung Galaxy S7 has been spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on the official GFXBench online database, which means that the device could be in the final stages of testing the firmware. It was earlier reported that the company has been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in Poland.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update is expected to bring the Grace UX feature seen in Galaxy Note 7 to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung is yet to announce devices eligible to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update, but reports have claimed that Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 edge+, S6 Active, S6 Ironman edition, Active, S7 Active, S7 Batman edition, and S7 Olympic edition will get the firmware.

However, it is still not known if popular devices like Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 ProGalaxy A7 (2015), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy A8, Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, and Galaxy C7 will receive the firmware update.

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat comes with features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, seamless updates, screen zoom, clear all, data saver, improved file browser, instant apps, app switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.

It has already been seeded to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One.