Samsung is about to pull the shutters on its Android Nougat beta program, which means that the official version of Nougat is ready to be sent out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. By the end of this month, most users should be running Android 7.1.1.
Fortunately, the good news doesn’t end there. Those on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge may say with certainty that they wouldn’t have to twiddle their thumbs for long before Nougat knocks on their doors.
That’s because the former flagship was spotted testing Android 7.0 on GFXBench at the end of November last year. Though the device is supposed to skip 7.0 and head straight to 7.1.1, by now Samsung should be close to wrapping up Nougat work for the Galaxy S6.
And now that the Galaxy S7 is going to be out of the way soon, the Galaxy S6 would be Samsung’s top priority for the latest Android version. All that’s left is a straight, unobstructed run for the prize.
Also, seeing that the Galaxy S7 Active was only just spotted with Android 7.0 on GFXBench, the rugged variant wouldn’t be far behind the standard models in picking up Nougat. So those on AT&T would probably not have anything to grumble about.
When do you think Android 7.1.1 Nougat would reach the Galaxy S6, given that these past few months have seen Samsung clean up its act on the software support front? Earlier last year, users had plenty of reasons to complain when it came to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as they were even slower to receive the update than Galaxy S5 users.