After announcing Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung confirmed Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and more phones are scheduled to receive the update next.
The company confirmed that six more smartphones and two of their tablets will receive the Nougat treatment. Many who purchased their Samsung devices in the past year or so are looking forward to experience new features that Android has to offer. Any manufacturer has to leave devices launched two years ago but the newer ones are being updated as expected.
The devices scheduled to receive the new operating system are Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, A3, A8, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen and Galaxy Tab S2 LTE – unlocked variant. While this list doesn’t have some of the devices that are supposed to be updated, it could probably be a tentative list and not the final, reports Phone Arena.
The announcement lacks clarity because the manufacturer released different phones in their A series and J series models in the past three years. While it was mentioned that the A3 will receive the Nougat update, they didn’t specify which models will actually get it as there is an A3 for 2015, 2016 and another one released in 2017. Another shortcoming is that they completed the beta testing program last month to bring the operating system to top tier phones.
If your phone didn’t make it to this first list, then it will most probably not receive the update until the third quarter of 2017. That’s going to be a really long wait and by that time plenty of new phones not only from Samsung but from all other manufacturers will find its way into stores. Users who got the Galaxy A5, A7 or the older J series models will hardly have any choice but to buy newer models that are cheaper and offer more power compared to the older phones.
Samsung in their blog detailed how easy it is now to use the notification panel with the Nougat update. A Performance mode in this update should allow you to divert your phone’s processing power to its GPU for gaming, it’s speakers and display for watching movies or conserve battery by restricting it. The idea sounds great on paper and we can comment on it when it’s available on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge besides all the listed models.