Since its release, Samsung users have been anticipating when their devices will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. There has been a list that has emerged noting which flagship handsets from the South Korea tech giant are expected to receive the upgrade. It seems almost all S series smartphones as well as Note, and Edge phablets are covered.
Samsung Galaxy S6 owners will be happy to know that their model is included in the list. Other devices that will get the update are the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge, S6 edge Plus, Galaxy S7, S7 edge, and even the Galaxy Note 7 (which is now infamous for its faulty battery issues).
As for owners of S5 and Note 4 handsets, these models are sadly not included in the released list. It is speculated that the reason is because these smartphones are close to or have already hit the 2-year indicator of whether a device will receive the most recent Android update or not. The S5 is already two and a half years old while the Galaxy Note 4 (as well as its Galaxy Note edge companion model) is almost two years old. The latter, under the carriers of AT&T and US Cellular, has also just recently received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. There is a chance it can still be included in the 7.0 Nougat upgrade, but it will most likely be a low prio. On the other hand, the older S5 might have less chances of being included and users might have to contend with the possibility that Android 6.0.1 is the highest version OS it will run on.
Even if Samsung phones have been making headlines due to the Galaxy Note 7 problems, they still currently remain as the top-selling handsets. This is why the clamor to know when the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade will be rolled out for Samsung phones is getting stronger. It has been reported that the South Korea mobile company is set to release the update 2 to 3 months after Google releases Android, which was in late August. So this means we can expect it to happen this last quarter of 2016.
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