Samsung has a spotty record when it comes to software support for old devices. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, however, will not suffer the same predicament if a GFXBench test is any indication.
Nougat For The Tab S2
The Tab S2 was just spotted at GFXBench completing a performance test. The device left a number of footprints, including the fact that it is rocking an Android 7.0 Nougat build. This confirms earlier reports that Samsung is already testing the Nougat version for the device and the Galaxy Note 5.
Observers believe that an official version is bound to be released soon, following the sighting. This is also reinforced by the fact that Samsung has already rolled out its Android Nougat version for the Galaxy S7.
It is important to note that the device that visited GFXBench was the 9.7-inch model. There is no information yet whether the same benchmark test has been conducted on its smaller 8-inch sibling. However, it is not going to be surprising if both tablets would get their respective tastes of Nougat at the same time.
Samsung Software Development
The 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 has been launched in September of 2015. That date is already more than a year old. The same goes for the 8-inch Tab S2, which was announced July 2015. An impending Nougat update should be well received by the Samsung enthusiasts because it indicates that the South Korean company is already taking steps to improve its software development.
Early this year, it was sued by the Dutch Consumer Association for its failure to update at least 82 percent of Samsung phones in the Dutch market. This was purportedly the case for a period of two years.
Unhappy consumers have every reason to sharpen their pitchforks since software updates are crucial not just in availing the latest and greatest OS features but also because it includes patches that keep mobile devices from malwares, hacks and other security breaches.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Rumors
In related news, it is already the time of the year when we look forward in anticipation of the next generation version of our gadgets. This is also true in the case of the Samsung tablet range. The Tab S2's successor is expected to debut early next year, possibly during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, happening from Jan. 5 to 8.
Consumers can expect better built tablets especially if previous rumors and leaks are proved correct. For instance, the South Korean company reportedly sent several very premium tablets to India for testing last month. This complemented the rumors that indicate how the Tab S3 will purportedly borrow from the design and materials found in the Galaxy S7.