It was just last month that Samsung’s current flagships, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, received the Android 7.0 Nougat update. It is quite obvious that the previous flagships should be the next in the line to receive the new Android update. Just a week later after the Galaxy S7 series was updated to the new OS, the Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0 got its certification from the Wi-Fi alliance.
A phone with model number SM-G920V is being said to have received the certification running the new OS. To be more specific, the model number mentioned here refers to the Samsung
Galaxy S6 variant on Verizon. This hints that the Verizon locked Galaxy S6 model and probably the unlocked variant too will soon receive the update.
Samsung had earlier released a list of all the devices that will receive the Nougat update. Besides the current flagships in the Galaxy S7 series, the list also included the Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A series, Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen and the unlocked variant of Galaxy Tab S2.
The company has not made any announcement to launch a beta program for Android 7.0 update for Galaxy S6. But this certification hints that the company won’t be hosting any such program and will directly release the final build. The update is expected to hit the devices very soon after it has already received the certification last month.
With the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Samsung will bring improvements to the notification, quick settings menu, settings menu, and multi-window support. Besides the improved doze mode built into the Android 7.0, Samsung will make the device fast and provide more space for app installations.