Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 owners have been busy with updating their devices to the latest version of Android Marshmallow, alongside the September Android Security Patch.
As this is happening, those who got the Marshmallow update months ago are anticipating the release of the new Android Nougat update for these devices. Samsung pushed out Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016, but some devices went to on receive the update months later. This first release came over 5 months since Google had released the OS alongside the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
This time round, Android Nougat was released more than a month before the launch of the successors to these phones dubbed Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This actually gave Samsung some more time to ready the update for all compatible devices, probably starting this year. In fact, there have been reports that the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and the stubborn Galaxy Note 7 will be up for the update probably beginning next month or even the end of the current month.
With those on the newest handsets probably set to receive the new Android Nougat before the end of this quarter, the question now is when will Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 get the update? If it is true that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been included in the Nougat testing program, we should start seeing the update towards the end of this year or early 2017. This should be the case for all 2015 Samsung flagships that include the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Android One devices are among the only devices that have received an Android Nougat update. As for the rest, it might take months before it finally makes it to your devices. Given the rate at which Samsung has been pushing out monthly software updates, don’t be surprised if the entire list of 2015 and 2016 flagships get Android Nougat by end of 2016.
Samsung has not gone official with a list of devices that will be receiving Android Nougat update and the dates. However, we expect the company to do so in the near future.