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[Representational Image] Samsung is testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models. Picture: A model poses with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Despite facing a huge setback due to the global recall of the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is reportedly working hard to bring the Android Nougat update to its flagship phones.

It has come to light that the company's software development team has started testing Google's new v7.0 mobile OS on the Exynos-chipset based Galaxy S7 and its twin, the S7 edge.

Test results of both the devices, with model codes SM-G930F and SM-G935F, have already made their way to Geekbench, the performance-testing site.

However, there is no word on whether Samsung is conducting similar tests on Snapdragon models. But the company is expected to start it soon, as the variants are exclusively sold in developed markets such as the United States, Europe and China, where they directly compete with Apple's iPhones, which recently got updated to iOS 10.0.1.

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The Android Nougat brings night mode, bundled notification, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options and other value-added features to enhance users' experience.

Read more: Android 7.0 Nougat released: 16 key upgrades of Google's new mobile OS update over Marshmallow

Samsung testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7, S7 edge models; update release imminent
Samsung testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7, S7 edge models Geekbench Browser screen-shot
Samsung testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7, S7 edge models; Update release imminent
Samsung testing Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7, S7 edge models Geekbench Browser screen-shot
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