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Feb 14, 2017 01:41 PM EST

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Getting Android Nougat Update; Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5 Receiving Latest Android OS Update This Month

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, which was released in December 2015 featuring Android Lollipop, was spotted sporting the latest Google Android Nougat. Since the updated version of the Galaxy Tab S2 was seen in the benchmarking website GeekBench, this may mean that the Korea-based tech company is testing the latest software and may release a 2017 version equipped with the same software.

After GFXBench's listing in December 2016, revealing that Galaxy Tab S2's 9.0-inch variant (with model numbers SM-T810, SM-T815 and SM-T817) was being tested for Android Nougat, it's now Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch variant's turn to get the latest Android OS. According to GSM Arena, the listing reveals that the one being tested is Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch with a SM-T719 model number. Interestingly, the said model number is the 2016 version of the device.

Google officially released its latest Android Nougat update in August 2016, wherein the first devices to get was the company-owned Nexus and Pixel devices. The Nougat update was rolled out shortly to other brands running on Android operating system. The said operating system version comes with new features that include new emoji and GIF keyboard, Daydream support and Google Assistant, Trusted Reviews reported.

Meanwhile, aside from Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch variant, Samsung is also slated to roll out Android Nougat OS for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 in Europe this month. The VP of Samsung Electronics Turkey reportedly hinted the timetable for the Nougat update, wherein Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will receive it second week of February. Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will receive the Android Nougat update on the third week of February, while Galaxy S6 Edge will get the said update by fourth week of this month.

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