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Android 7.0 is being tested on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

In the midst of all the bad press happening around Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7s, there’s some good news for Samsung fans. The company seems to be testing Android 7.0 on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

We’ve spotted some Geekbench test results revealing that Samsung has been testing Android Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. However, this is quite normal, and it happens every time a newer version of Android hits the market. The real question is, when will the final version of Android 7.0 hit these devices?

Samsung is testing Android 7.0 on the Exynos variants of both these devices, so international unlocked variants might be the first ones to get the update. However, don’t expect the update to be rolled out just yet. These are just the first signs of testing, and it may take months before the final update is released by the company.

The South Korean smartphone giant could delay the release of Android 7.0 for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to push more sales of the Galaxy Note 7. However, that’s just our guess. The company has improved its software update process by quite a lot compared to the past few years.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G950F Android 7.0 Nougat Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F Android 7.0 Nougat Geekbench

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iamnigeloke
iamnigeloke

Despite the fact that the F model is more known, don’t get too excited, for example: Singapore’s SM-G930F and SM-G935F actually has another prefix (D) which indicates the device is for South East Asia customers, and the worst part beneath it is the carrier-specific firmware, which almost killed me when VoWiFi came for the S7 and still left in the dust for the S6.

flaxos
flaxos

Don’t know if I miss something, but where can I download this testing version of Android 7 ?? Anyway is this whole article useless.

alizeeny
alizeeny

Lol and that’s not even the S7 Edge xD I’m fucking pumped for this update more than the release of the upcoming S8.

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

Why i feel like if samsung is cheating in geekbench 4 score as i didn’t see an update before that increase single core performance by 200 and multicore by 800 weird.

linkinmedo
linkinmedo

do you even read ?

NathanArc
NathanArc

Hey Sammobile dunno what you’d think about this. I heard Samsung made someone remove a Grace UX theme from the theme store 4 times because it will “directly affect the sales of the Galaxy Note7”

Now I’ve always trusted Samsung to do what’s in the users best interest, but now I’m questioning how moral they are. Holding off on a new UI on its FLAGSHIP devices to push a phone that comes out 6 months later is a pfetty scummy move. Part of buying a flagship phone is to get the flagship treatment.

maccyb
maccyb

I’m looking at all the Grace UI themes right now on the theme store. Same ones as before. That’s bullshit I reckon.

sammay69
sammay69

They shouldn’t delay it so the can get more sales on the note7. They should rather update the note 7 too android 7.0 and also roll out Android 7.0 asap to the s7 and s7 edge

Reeneman
Reeneman

Some good news for the Note 7 would be very welcome 🙂

johnreader
johnreader

Not ASAP or it will be full of bugs

sammay69
sammay69

True but my point was to they should get the update out when they can. And not wait for note 7 to sell good first

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Despite seeing this, it’ll probably launched only after the S8 is unveiled. Samsung love doing that.

maccyb
maccyb

It usually hits sometime around December but depends on the model unfortunately. Older phones can take a few months longer. 🙁

MStuart
MStuart

The beta for Marshmallow was released around December for the S6, but final release didn’t happen until Feb, so maybe before the S7 was released but not by long.

utvic99
utvic99

And because of dropped Note 7 sales, I doubt S7 and S7 Edge will get the update until May/June next year, since Note 7 will be pushed first starting January/February if S8 is to be unvelied in November/December. Samsung has never done this before because Notes were selling good before, and S flagships were the priority, but I doubt it’s gonna stay that way this time. I mean they lost freakin’ billions of dollars for this, there’s no way S7 will have any major updates now (it will only get Doze on the Go and SHOULD get other stuff that… Read more »

aergern
aergern

Not sure if you know how large corps work and that the software dev team doing Android 7 are not hampered by this recall. They won’t stop working because of this. And Samsung isn’t that stupid as to hold the Note 7 upgrade 7.0 when they promised by Nov. It would go a long way toward the feel goods for them to keep this promise and to get the S7/S7E update out ASAP as they are damn near the same hardware. I doubt they’ll hold it back for some sales ploy. It would make no sense.

Tokher
Tokher

Please Samsung work on Updates fast.

maccyb
maccyb

I hope they keep it up. I’ve been getting updates within 2 weeks of release on my unlocked phone. It’s really quick. The problem is if you have a carrier phone. Carriers particularly in the US and some European countries are extremely slow about releasing the updates because they are updating all their bloatware. We can’t blame them for lazy carriers. I’d always recommend getting an unlocked sim free phone direct from Samsung if possible.

maccyb
maccyb

Good news. I doubt the Note7 situation will affect update times. I’m sure the marketing department aren’t designing touchwiz or updating the OS version.