Thursday, June 1, 2017

Galaxy J7 (2016) Nougat update being tested by Samsung

The upcoming Galaxy J (2017) series may be getting all of the attention these days but there’s something that existing Galaxy J series handset owners can look forward to: the Nougat update. Samsung is yet to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for these devices. A GFXBench listing reveals that the Galaxy J7 (2016) Nougat update is now being tested by Samsung.

The listing reveals that benchmark tests are being conducted on the Galaxy J7 (2016) model number SM-J710 with Android 7.0 Nougat onboard. This is normally taken as an indication that the update is not that far off. Nevertheless, it can’t be said with absolute certainty at this point when Samsung is going to release Nougat for this handset.

The Nougat update for this device will bring all of the features that are part and parcel of Android 7.0. Some of Samsung’s own features like the Blue Light Filter and Secure Folder might be included as well.

It’s also not known at this point in time when the other handsets in the Galaxy J (2016) series will receive their Nougat update. Hopefully, Samsung will provide more clarity on the matter soon.

Those who are looking forward to the Galaxy J (2017) need not be concerned, the refreshed series is likely to come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

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