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Samsung starts testing Android 7.0 Nougat update on 3 Galaxy C-series smartphones: Report

Samsung might release Android Nougat update to Galaxy C Series smartphone

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Samsung has reportedly started testing Android 7.0 Nougat on three smartphones – the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the Galaxy C9 Pro. A tipster who goes by the name of mmddj_china tweeted the update in the morning today. He gave out model numbers of three smartphones further revealing the names.

The smartphones labeled as C5000ZCU1BQH2, C7000ZCU2BQH1, and C9000ZCU1BQH2 are supposed to be the Chinese variant of Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and Galaxy C9 Pro. Sadly, there is no specific date of release known for the update. Also, details on the Android Nougat update hitting Indian variants of the three smartphones remain patchy.

Samsung Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and Galaxy C9 Pro run Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out-of-the-box. The three smartphones were launched by the company last year. With Android Nougat update, the smartphones will get updated feature and security patches. Android Nougat 7.0 and above will certainly bring features such as Split Screen, Google Assistant, Quick Shortcuts and more. Samsung also launched the Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro with Android Nougat 7.1 in Q1 2017. ALSO READ: Google Play Services becomes first five billion-download Android app

In a related news, this week Google released the August distribution for the Android OS. According to numbers revealed Android Nougat now runs on a total of 13.5 percent devices globally, while Android Marshmallow has a total of 32.3 percent devices. Android Nougat distribution picked up in the month of June and now has been showing consistent increment. This also coincides with the release of Android O operating system approaching close. Google recently summed up Android Nougat developer program.

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  • Published Date: August 11, 2017 6:31 PM IST