Android Nougat has already been released to Nexus devices, but it has yet to arrive to any Samsung mobile devices. It probably won’t be long before it does, however.
According to a report in The Korea Times, the mobile company is set to roll out the update 2 to 3 months after Google releases Android, which already happened in late August. This means Nougat will come to Samsung devices in the last quarter of 2016.
When will it happen exactly is anyone’s guess. One thing is sure, however, is that Samsung’s flagship devices will likely get it first, followed by eligible non-flagship devices. Those that are carrier locked, on the other hand, will have to wait until their preferred network issues the update.
But what about the Samsung Galaxy S6, S5 and Note 4?
The Galaxy S6 will get the update after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge receive it, especially because it still belongs in what is considered First Priority for Nougat update.
The Galaxy S5 is also lined up for an update, although it’s unsure as to when this will happen. To say that the date is indefinite is the most definite assumption.
As for the Note 4, news about an update is similar to the previous models – Samsung isn’t saying much about it. The only thing that’s certain is that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will get it first.
But if the rumor is true that an update will be rolled out based on hardware capabilities, the Note 4 could get it along or right after the flagship devices will. After all, it has decent hardware and a powerful processor.
Nougat updates are likely to start in October and continue on to 2017, if Samsung will follow its previous pattern when upgrading to Marshmallow, when the Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5 and Note 4 only recently got the update.
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