Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat according to GeekBench listing
The Galaxy Tab S2 is the latest tablet that is reported to have been put on the shortlist for receiving Google’s firmware. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 has been reportedly spotted on the benchmarking platform GeekBench, where it was sporting a rather interesting characteristic. One thing that really stood out for the spotters was the fact that that particular unit was running on none other than Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat. This would make the Galaxy Tab S2 the next device in a pretty long list of gadgets that have “spilled the beans” by appearing on a benchmarking platform.
It has become quite accustom for the newest hardware and software updates alike to be discovered ahead of time by savvy consumers through benchmarking platforms. In particular, GeekBench has been the place where many secrets have been learned and potential surprises have been ruined. In the same time, a lot of users have been put to ease by learning that an update they were waiting for a long while is finally going to happen.
Android 7.0 Nougat is the first version of the operating system to hit devices as early as last year. The first devices to receive Android Nougat were Google’s own proprietary smartphones, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Since the original release of Android 7.0 Nougat, multiple other builds have made it to live. Currently, Android is approaching mass deployment for build 7.1.1, and has 7.1.2 testing on the beta platform. The aforementioned Google Pixel devices have already received Android 7.1.1 and are waiting for the next update to drop.
Most devices are still struggling with receiving the update. A smaller number of handset models have begun to receive 7.1.1, although there are still a lot of devices from top manufacturers and brands that are just now getting Android 7.0. There is a pretty big gap between the very top of the food chain where the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 can be found, and the lower bottom where other important and yet not as predominant on the market brands fight their battles.
As of lately, It would seem that both Google and the individual manufacturers are working to bring Android Nougat faster and to a much larger number of users. Mass deployments have been recently going out at a fast pace that we have grown accustomed to in the beginning of the process.