Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Other 2015 Flagships Spotted Running Android 7.0 Nougat in GFXBench, GeekBench? [RUMORS]


The long wait is over for the users of Samsung Galaxy S6 handsets as the 2015 flagship has been spotted in GFXBench and GeekBench running Android 7.0 Nougat. Could this be a hint that other 2015 flagships such as Galaxy Note 5 and others are heading towards the same direction? Find out here!

Android 7.0 Nougat to Samsung Galaxy S6

As the beta testing for Android 7.0 Nougat is on-going for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S& EDGE, everybody is quite surprised when the predecessor of the premium handsets has been spotted online running the latest android beta program. According to Sam Mobile, few benchmark entries from GFXBench and GeekBench supports the speculations that Android 7.0 Nougat will be rolling out sooner to Galaxy S6 handsets.

What makes everyone excited of the news is GeekBench shows one entry (good as one model) for Nougat in Galaxy S6, whereas, GFXBench listed all the S6 models that are likely to get the latest Nougat update. This supports the other statement of GSM Arena that the Galaxy S6 models will be updated to Nougat soon earlier than the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow which took place in February this year.

On the other hand, Samsung is planning to bring Nougat to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 EDGE before December ends and the next version of firmware will be released in 2017 with no mention of month. Meanwhile, users of Galaxy Note 5 and other 2015 flagships are advised to wait for further announcements from Samsung regarding the Nougat update.

What's to Expect from Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat has been considered as the turning point of all its versions. The latest android beta program of Google is considered by some as more stable, with enhanced performance and less security issues according to Android Authority.

In addition, multi-tasking and split screen mechanism features have made Android 7.0 Nougat more desirable compared to other mobile operating system. However, Google have already made an announcement that no Pixel-exclusive features will be included in the latest updates for other devices. 

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