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Android 7.0 Nougat For The Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Is Next On Samsung's Itinerary

By Adie Pie , Sep 22, 2016 03:00 AM EDT
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Samsung has always been a little slower in terms of allowing their units to update to the latest operating system. Android 7.0 Nougat, for example, has already been out for a few weeks, but the Korean Tech Giant is just now finishing the initial rounds of testing for the Galaxy S7.

The S7 And S7 Edge

According to Phone Arena, the new operating system is already being tested on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Reportedly, Samsung is actually moving faster than other Android handheld manufacturers. It even scored an impressive 2016 on its Geekbench test for the single-core and 5587 on its multi-core.

Android 7.0 Nougat

As reported by Express UK, Android Nougat was first released by Google on August 22 and includes plenty of new features to compatible Android devices. These include a multi-window tool, which allows users to view two applications side by side. The new OS also claims to use less battery life and boasts of a wider encryption for personal data security.

Furthermore, Android 7.0 Nougat adds emojis to the past lineup, which now totals more than 1,500 characters. There is also a redesigned notification panel, which allows user to respond to messages simply from the drop down interface. A new Data Saver mode also allows users to decrease the amount of data associated with applications.

The update has already been available for download for Google's Nexus devices. Hopefully, Samsung's own S7 and S7 Edge will follow suit soon.

Expected Release

Despite already being in its testing stages and being ahead of the pack, Samsung has practiced releasing a new system with the new year. If the Korean tech giant opts to stick to its traditions, it will be a few more months until Samsung users will see the new Android 7.0 Nougat interface on its handhelds.

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