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Samsung reportedly testing Nougat for the Galaxy S7 – is a launch imminent?

Android 7.0 Nougat has been out for almost a month now, but while Nexus owners will have already made the switch, the rest of the world has a while to wait for their Nougat update.

Which makes any news on the development of Nougat by OEMs a big deal, especially if you’ve got a handset other than a Nexus.

The laborious process of testing the new software to ensure it works with proprietary apps and interface skins can take some time.

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But today it seems Samsung has made some progress in the Nougat department, as SamMobile reports the company has begun testing the latest version of the operating system for the Galaxy S7.

The report claims software version G930FXXU1ZPI9 is being tested internally by Samsung’s European branch in Poland.

Sammy’s Nougat testing appears to be in the preliminary stage, however, so a launch is likely months away, rather than weeks.

The company is also yet to confirm when a final Android 7.0 upgrade will be released for any of its phones, let alone the flagship S7.

But SamMobile is usually accurate with these reports however, so we’re glad to hear that testing is at least under way.

We’ll keep you updated with any developments as and when they come to light.

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Are you looking forward to Nougat hitting the S7? Let us know in the comments.

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