Google has already availed a preview version of Android N and all users of the latest Nexus devices can download and install it.
However, the question that still begs an answer is when this newly-released operating system will finally show up on devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the aging Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well as last year’s line of Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ as well as the Galaxy S6 Duos.
At the moment, quite a number of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are receiving last year’s Android Marshmallow update. However, not all latest devices have received this update. In fact, it is only some users of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that have currently received the update, yet this is actually the newest among last year’s Samsung Galaxy devices.
If you own an unlocked variant of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the Marshmallow update is already available for download. For those using carrier-branded models, the update will take some time, but lucky are those using Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon as this giant American carrier is currently rolling out the update to this phablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to debut with Android N
Even though the Marshmallow rollout is still in progress, the fact that Google has already rolled out a developer preview version of the operating system’s successor has gotten tech enthusiasts excited. If the latest reports are to be believed, Samsung will release the next Galaxy Note 6 somewhere between August and September this year, just before Apple unveils its phablet, which will possibly be known as iPhone 7 Plus.
To power this Samsung Galaxy Note 6 out of the box will be the new Android N, with some reports claiming that Google is actually in the final stages of developing this operating system. Speaking of development, Google is expected to hold its annual I/O Developer conference between May 18 and 20, during which the company is expected to make Android N official.
Tech pundits are of the view that if Samsung Galaxy Note 6 came out of the box running on Android N, it is possible to see the same OS come to other models before the year ends. As it has been the case before, devices that have been here for no more than two years can get the update, which means owners of Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and S6 Duos will be eligible for this update. In addition, last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and probably the slightly older Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will get this Android N update.
With Android N, users will be able to enjoy things like split-screen multitasking, quick replies, enhanced Doze mode as well as bundled notifications, among other performance improvements and bug fixes.