Android 7.0, the latest version of the Android OS and better known as Nougat, is expected to roll around in August or September. This has caused many Samsung device owners to ask: will I get the update within this time frame, too?
Unfortunately, the answer seems to be “No”. Like many manufacturers, Samsung needs to customize Android Nougat according to its specific platform, which can take a substantial amount of time. It also has to depend on specific carriers in rolling out the finished update, and it’s important to note that some carriers are slower to approve the rollouts than others. These factors both contribute to the length of time that it would take for Android Nougat to reach individual customers.
Still, it seems that Samsung is doing its best to bring Nougat to users as early as possible. Samsung mobile communications president Koh Dong-jin has revealed that the company will soon start beta testing Android Nougat for the Samsung Note 7. Because of this, it’s highly likely that the Note 7 will get Android 7.0 as early as October this year.
However, this rollout probably won’t reach all Note 7 users right away. It’s expected that this October release will be available to South Korean Note 7 users, but those who live in other countries and regions will have to wait longer the receive the Nougat update. Tech experts believe that Galaxy Note 7 devices in the United States and other places will get Android 7.0 in 2017.
Of course, it’s not just Note 7 that will get Android Nougat since it will also come to Samsung’s recently released models, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Other models — such as the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ — are also expected to get Nougat, although the update will most likely reach them after it has been rolled out to the newer smartphones.
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