These days, Samsung is pushing out the Nougat update to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, but soon, other eligible devices will follow. Below, we’ll give you the list of phones and tablets that are expecting to receive the latest firmware.
According to SamMobile, Samsung will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to nearly 20 of its mobile devices in the next days, but the update will not be released in this specific order for the Galaxy A3 (2016 and 2017), Galaxy A5 (2016 and 2017), Galaxy A7 (2016 and 2017), Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9/A9 Pro, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE, unlocked).
The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) are likely to receive the Nougat update and according to sources, the Galaxy Tab A tablets might be added to the list. It’s not sure if cheaper devices such as the Galaxy J3 will get the same treatments, as their specs may not support the new operating system.
When it comes to carrier-branded smartphones, SamMobile claims that in the US, the firmware will roll out firstly for the Galaxy A, Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, without mentioning a time frame. “Some of them might start pushing it out around the same time it starts arriving on international units, while some might take a few extra week – and we can only wait and see what happens,” said SamMobile.
Nougat comes with many great new features such as Multi-window a support, Direct Reply in the redesigned notification area, a Performance mode that includes Game Launcher and Tools and Samsung has added its Pass “master key” that can be used to log into websites and apps. Soon, this feature will be used in mobile backing apps.