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Exclusive: Samsung starts testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7

It has been over a month since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. So far, the update has only landed on Nexus devices which receive their software updates directly from Google. OEMs like Samsung haven’t updated their devices as yet because there’s a big process that needs to be completed first before any new major update can be released. Just yesterday we spotted what appeared to be a Galaxy S7 running a test Nougat firmware and we can now confirm that Samsung has indeed started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7.

Samsung is currently testing software version G930FXXU1ZPI9 internally for the Galaxy S7, it has started this test in Poland where Samsung Europe is located. The alphabet “Z” demands attention as Samsung has previously used it to denote upcoming major updates as well. This may very well be a preliminary test build so don’t think that the company will release Nougat for the Galaxy S7 within a couple of days. Samsung has not yet provided any timeframe in which we can expect Android 7.0 to land on at least its flagship devices like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7. Those who are on carrier locked devices will have to wait even longer for the update to arrive.

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okposong
okposong

No firmware update for Note 3?

HIGDALIAS
HIGDALIAS

I want to be part of the beta tester

mitzeee
mitzeee

The update should come quicker now the note 7 is gone as the note was due to get the update first , now the s7 and s7 edge should get the new look and update

Outlaw79
Outlaw79

I want to receive the 7.1 nougat on my GS6

w7nt3rmut3
w7nt3rmut3

Well, before they test the newest version of Android it would be great to receive the latest update of Marshmallow with the security patch from September to the DBT Version of G935F

mitzeee
mitzeee

the s6 seems to get the monthly updates before the s7 family i dont know why , but its samsung , normally i get the updates on my s7 edge at around 27th of each month

Skribu
Skribu

I want update for Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F because version of Touch Wizz is very old from android 5.0 Lolipop and applications need major update.it would be great if it would implement touch wizz on Samsung Galaxy S6, I know it’s a phone outdated but still deserves standards, I hope not a nougat 7.0 update, though it brings some optimizations for Android Marshmallow would change if the above mentioned me..

racejay
racejay

I want Nougat on my Galaxy Alpha F as well..!!!

NathanArc
NathanArc

This is a bit vague, are they testing it only internally or are GS7 users in Poland testing it?

johnreader
johnreader

Clearly internally

sammay69
sammay69

The beta testing started faster than i was expecting. But great news!

Tokher
Tokher

Wait for updates is all we do.
And sometimes it’s frustrating as hell.

PJaya
PJaya

My device still not getting MM, but Samsung already testing N for flagship, oh no.

Haitham Shawwa
Haitham Shawwa

Is there a program to register for the beta program

benlol98
benlol98

I just hope that the S7 will get some of the AOD features on the Note 7

MementoMori82
MementoMori82

I hope they give the new Grace UX to S7 too