Unfortunately we can’t share too much information about Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 because there is very little information out there right now. Instead, we can give some insight into what we believe could happen alongside this software release. Below, we showcase all the latest Android 7.0 rumors and just what to expect on all models of the S8 including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, and the much larger Galaxy S8 Edge Plus.
Will Samsung Galaxy S8 get Android 7.0
It’s likely that Android 7.0 will be released alongside the Nexus smartphones in 2016. As a result, the 2017 release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 should include an Android 7.0 operating system. Hopefully the Galaxy S8 will include Android 7.0 out of the box, but if it does not then it’s likely that the smartphone will get a software update shortly after the launch, at some point in 2017.
So far we know very little about what Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 could do for Samsung’s customers but there’s bound to be a number of improvements, just like previous OS releases for Android. It’s possible that Android 7.0 could have a certain design theme or feature focus although Android has become so streamlined recently that it’s unlikely that much on the front end experience would change.
Rumors on the Android 7.0 Name
One question that’s bound to be buzzing around the release of Android 7.0 is it’s name. Android has adopted an unconventional naming system but it’s very easy to understand. Android 4.0 was Jellybean, Android 4.4 was Kitkat and Android 5.0 was Lollipop. After Android 5.0, Android 6.0 Marshmallow came.
This means that Android 7.0 could potentially be a type of sweet beginning with N. Alternatively, the Android name could be a sweet beginning with the letter O, depending on whether a major Android release is launched before 7.0, just like 4.4 Kitkat was released before Android 5.0.
TouchWiz and Android 7.0
With each major Android release, Samsung usually brings a TouchWiz update as well. It’s unlikely there will be much of a design change with Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 unless Android 7.0 itself has a large design change.