Owners of relatively new Samsung Galaxy devices will be delighted to know that Android Nougat update is coming their way, probably before the end of this year.
By relatively new, we mean devices that were released in the last two windows, starting with Samsung Galaxy S7 and back to Samsung Galaxy S6. All Samsung flagship phones between these two should be ready to receive the Nougat treat anytime starting December onwards.
Samsung created a beta program for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, there was no room for those using the Galaxy Note 5, a phone released towards the end of 2015. The good side of the story is that sources close to the matter say that Android Nougat development has already begun for the Galaxy Note 5.
Now, the fact that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat update is under development is not enough to claim that the OTA version will be ready in the next few weeks. There is still a lot that is to be done between now and the actual rollout of the OS to devices. In fact, the company might at some point add Note 5 users to the beta program so as to begin the official testing of the OS. This could take months, meaning we are talking of early 2017 as the possible release date.
If this is true, the Galaxy Note 5 will be right behind the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which, according to the current status, should start receiving the OS somewhere next month, unless otherwise. Nonetheless, it won’t be any huge surprise if Android Nougat did come to the Galaxy Note 5 after hitting the S7 handsets because it is the second newest flagship in the Samsung Galaxy lineup thanks to the death of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Other devices whose Android Nougat update is also under development are Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. These too could be facing a similar wait as the Galaxy Note 5.