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What phones are getting Nougat 7.0 and when will the OS be rolled out? This question is one that has been circulating for weeks in the technosphere and has been leaving Android users hungry for any news. Mobile phone manufacturers are racing to release the latest software as soon as possible as having Nougat 7.0 is becoming the benchmark for the best devices of today.

Samsung Note 5 owners might be in for some good news as reports have been going around that this model will be one of the first Samsung phones to get the OS update later this year. The picture seems to be a bright one as the beta version of Nougat 7.0 is being tested on Note 5 phones in Korea and China. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been spotted running tests for the new Android software, indicating that it will soon be getting the updated OS. With these reports, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 5 are expected to get 7.0 Nougat before this year ends.

As for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+, the earliest rollout seems to be in the first quarter of 2017. Let us hope that Samsung will not continue their trend of releasing Android OS updates months later than other smartphone companies, just like what happened with the Marshmallow updates. With all the bad rep that they are getting lately for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it would do them a lot of good to make their customers happy again by providing earlier Nougat 7.0 updates.

So far, it is only Google Nexus phones that have Android Nougat OS. Let’s hope that Samsung devices and other smartphones will be added to the list soon. Here are other mobile devices that are expected to get the OS update.