Android 7.0 Nougat is packed with quite an amazing set of features that are driving every Samsung Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, Galaxy J5 as well as Galaxy J7 user crazy, wondering when it will actually be ready for download.
Well, if you are one of those using these mid-rangers from Samsung, you might be a little unhappy in the fact that Samsung has not come out with a full list of devices that can expect to be updated with Android 7.0 Nougat. Of course, those using the flagship models from 2016 and 2015 have nothing to worry as these are guaranteed the update, but the same cannot be said of the mid-range family.
Android 7.0 Nougat is currently running on a very limited set of devices. Apart from the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 as well as Pixel C, you can also find this OS on the LG V20, which has yet to be available in many markets. The likes of Motorola, HTC, T-Mobile as well as Sony have been bold enough to come out with a list of devices they are confident that Android 7.0 Nougat will be pushed to, however, Samsung is still quiet.
Even though Samsung has not said a word, looking at past software updates can tell us something about the company’s mid-range family. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 series started receiving Android Marshmallow earlier this year. As for the mid-range family that included the likes of Samsung Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 as well as the Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 and others from 2015, the Marshmallow update is still rolling out as at the time of this writing.
With this knowledge, it is safe to say that Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8 (2016), Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Galaxy On5 (2016), Galaxy On7 (2016) as well as Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat starting next year. Don’t be surprised if the second half of 2017 clocks before some of these devices are updated to the new OS.
As noted earlier, Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of interesting features, among them multi-window support, direct reply to notifications, Google Assistant, instant apps, apps shortcuts, VR support, enhanced Doze mode and many others.