Samsung hasn't come up with the list of devices eligible to get Android 7.0 Nougat update and it is unlikely to do in the future, but that doesn't mean it won't release the OS to its devices. It has now emerged that the smartphone manufacturer is not only rolling out the firmware update to its flagships, but also to the 2016 version of Galaxy A-series.
According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung's popular devices like Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) will get the Android 7.0 Nougat. It holds waters as Samsung has released new Android upgrades to its handsets from A family.
There is no mention of when the firmware update will be rolled out to the 2016 version of Galaxy A devices, but it should happen after the flagship handsets get it, perhaps in the second quarter of 2017 or even later.
Samsung has seeded Android 7.0 Nougat beta build to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and the test will conclude by mid-December. So, these 2016 flagships may get the new firmware update by the end of this month or early next year.
The South Korean technology giant is expected to seed Android 7.0 Nougat update to Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 edge+, S6 Active, S6 Ironman edition, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, S7 Batman edition, and S7 Olympic edition.
Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) may get the new firmware, but what about the devices from Galaxy C, J and On lines? There is no word on them till date.