Samsung has been generating headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, as it deals with the recall of its Galaxy Note7 handset. But the company is still working on other projects and products that will eventually be released.
Owners of the flagship-class Galaxy S7, which Samsung launched earlier this year, will no doubt be pleased to hear that the firm is now testing its Android 7.0 update for that device.
Earlier this week, Geekbench test results indicated that the OS was being tested on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Since then, SamMobile has been able to independently confirm that Samsung is indeed testing Android 7.0 builds on its high-end handsets, including software version G930FXXU1ZPI9 for the S7.
Google officially released Android 7.0 Nougat last month, beginning its rollout to a limited selection of Nexus devices, along with the Pixel C tablet and General Mobile 4G phone.
But while Samsung is now testing the Nougat update, that's no indication that it will make Android 7.0 publicly available for its devices anytime soon. It's worth noting that the company began upgrading its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in February, four months after that version's release by Google.
Samsung was sued earlier this year by a Dutch consumer group, which accused it of having a "poor software update policy for Android phones". Between the company's traditionally lethargic pace of delivering Android updates, and the similar indifference towards making updates available among mobile network operators, it seems likely that most owners of Samsung devices will be waiting many more months before they get their first taste of Nougat.