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Now that Google has released its new operating system Android 7.0 Nougat, the question is when it will be rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series, Galaxy S6 family, and Galaxy Note 5. It is reported that the company may seed the firmware to its eligible handsets much faster than it did with the Android Marshmallow, but this is very likely to happen only in December at the earliest.

Reports have claimed that Samsung would start seeding Android 7.0 Nougat update to its devices in the fourth quarter of this year, which is between October and December, but no specific date has been mentioned. The company will release the beta version of the firmware to some of its flagships before the final version is rolled out.

[READ: Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for Moto G4, Moto Z, Moto E, Moto X and others]

At the moment, there is no hint of the beta version release or the final version update schedule. However, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been reportedly spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on the official GFXBench online database, giving a hint that Samsung could be working on the OS update. It is also reported that the firmware has been tested on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Poland.

In another development, XDA-Developers have discovered (citing Samsung's Developer site) that Android 7.0 Nougat update could improve stylus support in the Galaxy Note device. There are also reports that the South Korean technology firm is testing a TouchWiz UI overhaul. The new firmware is also expected to bring Grace UX that is seen in the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung is expected to first release the firmware to the Galaxy S7 series and Galaxy Note 5 before expanding to other handsets.

The devices that are expected to get the new OS are the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S7 Batman edition, Galaxy S7 Olympic edition, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Ironman edition, and Galaxy S6 Active.

It is not sure if the Android 7.0 Nougat will come to the Galaxy A, Galaxy J, Galaxy On, and Galaxy C series.

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