As Google continues the distribution of the newest release in its line of operating system builds, Android 7.0 Nougat, some devices are still waiting patiently for their turn on the makeover chair. The devices in question are the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 5. These phones, are flagships in their own right in the past, now must wait for the update to reach all the major devices currently flagged as premier, before they get theirs.
There are rumors pouring in regarding the Nougat send-out, implying that the 7.0 update will finish its distribution cycle faster than the previous Google Android installment managed before it. Also, the three devices in question are also prone to getting the Android 7.0 firmware in the last quarter of this year, meaning that Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 users might get an unexpected Christmas gift.
Before any device could receive the latest firmware, it must be tested, hence the sightings of S7 running Android Nougat on a benchmarking service. Apparently, the Nougat running S7 has been undergoing testing in Poland, alongside the Edge.
This firmware update would most definitely suit the three discussed devices, as not only would it brush up the TouchWiz UI from Samsung, which, according to rumors is the target of a massive renovation itself, but also would improve on the practical capabilities of the Note 5 stylus.
The only good news for the Note 5, and two S devices is that it’s not presently on the “definitely not receiving the Nougat update” list, alongside some lower ranking Samsung brethren such as Samsung Galaxy C, Galaxy A or Galaxy On. On the other spectrum, devices like the Active, Olympic, Batman or Edge versions of S7 are surely getting the update.
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