Samsung has released Android 7.0 Nougat beta to its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, in several countries, giving a hint that the company might roll out Google's latest operating system via OTA (over-the-air) to its eligible devices soon.
The South Korean technology company hasn't revealed Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for its devices, but it is almost certain that it will come either by the end of this year or early next year. It has said the beta testing of the firmware on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices would conclude by mid-December, which means it can be released any time there after.
Meanwhile, Android 7.0 Nougat has brought some of the features in Grace UX that was seen in the discontinued Galaxy Note 7. Features like always-on display, more vibrant background, transparent folders, new settings and new notification bar that were present in Grace UX have come to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge after Nougat update.
The new firmware will bring features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, bundled notifications, and improved Java 8 language support.
Samsung hasn't announced the list of devices that will get the firmware, but reports have claimed that it would come to 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.
But will Samsung release the OS to its popular devices like the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2015), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, and Galaxy C7?
There is no word from the company until now, but the aforementioned devices are likely to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update.