The Google’s latest Android operating system is finally here and smartphone owners are looking forward to experience all the new features introduced by it. But before you do that, you need to check whether your smartphone would get the official Android 7.0 Nougat update or not.
Samsung has already published a list of smartphones that they would provide the official Android 7.0 Nougat update. This list contains most of the recently released smartphones by Samsung. In other words, the list of smartphones that would receive the official Android 7.0 Nougat update include Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Note 7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Samsung Note 5. However, the Note 5 devices are not being used anymore and the Android 7.0 Nougat update will not be released for it. Testing with other devices is still under progress and the official update would be released during the first quarter of 2017.
Unfortunately, the official Android 7.0 Nougat will not be available for Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung has not even mentioned whether they are looking forward to introduce the Nougat update to Galaxy S5 in the future. Therefore, the Galaxy S5 users can keep little hope on the latest update and it looks like they will have to live with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Even if the Nougat update is released to Galaxy S5, it would take a considerable amount of time since no plans have been taken up to now.
As mentioned earlier, the Android 7.0 Nougat update will be available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Note 5 users by the first quarter of 2017. This would come along with the release of Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The Nougat update will be available for all the variations of Galaxy S6 including the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge Ironman Edition.
The Android 7.0 Nougat comes along with a variety of impressive new features. They include quick switching between apps and easier multitasking as well. In addition, people who get the official Nougat update will be able to experience improve Java 8 support, a set of new emojis, bundled notifications, App switch, Instant Apps, Improved file browser, Data saver, Clear all functionality, Screen Zoom functionality, seamless updates and VR interface. The security of the new operating system has been enhanced as well.
Samsung was planning to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to Note 7, but their plans were in vain due to the hardware issues that aroused in the device. As a result, they have given more priority towards Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, they have not forgotten the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 as well. Therefore, people who use these two smartphones and the variations of them will soon be able to get their hands on the latest Android operating system.