The hundreds of millions of people who are currently using Samsung Galaxy phones are probably aware of the developments surrounding Android 7.0 Nougat and its official release.
As the name suggests, Android 7.0 Nougat is the seventh major iteration from Google with respect to its Android mobile OS. The software comes to succeed Android Marshmallow, which has not yet made it to all Samsung phones, including some Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 variants, just to name but a few.
Recent reports have indicated that Samsung is busy testing the new Android 7.0 Nougat on its 2016 flagships – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, we are yet to see a stable version of the OS or even a specific date of when the OS will be rolling out. On the flip side, a list of devices has emerged, arguably confirming the Galaxy handsets that will be updated to the new version of the OS.
Android 7.0 Nougat has been around for two months now, but only a handful of phones are able to enjoy the software. These include the latest Google Nexus handsets, including the 2014 Nexus 6, as well as the LG V20, which came preinstalled with the OS. As for Samsung handsets, none has been updated, but there is some bad news for those still holding onto their 2014 medals in the shape of Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 as well as the curved Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
In the released list of phones, these 2014 models are the high-profile misses, probably due to their age. However, if at some point the 2013 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was able to receive the Marshmallow update, it is possible that at least Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge may make the cut, but probably towards the end of next year.
Apparently, the only Samsung phones that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat include all flagships from 2016 and 2015 – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, as well as Galaxy Note 5. As for those still rocking the Galaxy Note 7, better take back to where you bought it before it burns you into ashes (pun intended). The list also includes the latest versions of Samsung Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8. Even though Galaxy C5 and C7 are missing, these two should make the cut, including the recently launched Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro. There is still no room for the Galaxy J series, which is also another surprise given that there are capable versions hat have just been released this year.
Keep in mind that this is not an official Samsung source and as such, the list is subject to changes at any time. In case of any changes, we’ll be here to notify you, but for now, you may want to make the switch to any of the listed phones if you really want to use a Samsung Galaxy phone that is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.