Samsung Testing Android Nougat On Galaxy Note 7 Prototype
Many believe Samsung is to power its next Galaxy Note 7 with Android Marshmallow out of the box, but there are some who also hope Android 7.0 Nougat may come with the device.
The second theory can be supported if believed to some evidences uncovered today. A Samsung device bearing model number SM-N930 was spotted testing the new Android firmware on Geekbench database.
It is not to forget the model number SM-N930 is for Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
From the Geekbench result the prototype is revealed to have been tested only with 3GB of RAM, though the final version of Note 7 is speculated to come equipped with 6GB of RAM. More to this, the chipset used in the testing is the old Exynos 7420 of 2015 and not the Exynos 8893 as had been widely rumored.
However, the prototype is a very early one and it also seems as if the South Korean giant is interested in the integration part of the Nougat.
The Android 7.0 Nougat could be released in September and initially only on Google’s Nexus devices including Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Among the non-Nexus phones the upcoming Galaxy note 7 is learned to be one of the first to get the newest Android OS.
Nougat may introduce file-based encryption, media framework hardening as well as seamless updates features. The seamless updates will only be made available on those devices which will be running the Nougat out of the box.
It is also learned the multi-tasking feature will be further improved with Android Nougat. The Doze feature will further save battery. Multi-window feature too is finally getting built into the upcoming OS and it will come in two variations – Split Screen and Picture in Picture.
The Split Screen is designed for smartphones and tablets where as the Picture in Picture is for Android TVs.