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Samsung Galaxy Android 7.0 Nougat: S6 Variants, Note 5 Software Update Imminent, A Series And J Upcoming

16 February 2017, 4:30 pm EST By James Geddes Tech Times
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The Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 are all set to be receiving the software upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat imminently. The vice president of Samsung electronics in Turkey has confirmed the timeline for the release of the Nougat update to the devices in his country, meaning users of the smartphones in the rest of Europe should be receiving the update soon as well.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Coming To Samsung Galaxy Devices

We recently reported the list of Samsung devices expected to eventually receive the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat. Included on the update slate are the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.

Now that the Android 7.0 Nougat update is well into its worldwide rollout for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung aficionados are naturally focused on the release date for other handsets set to receive the software upgrade.

As expected, next in line for Android 7.0 Nougat are the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5, and we now have crucial information on the release schedule for the devices courtesy of the vice president of Samsung electronics in Turkey, Tansu Yeğen.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Imminent For Galaxy S6 Variants And Note 5

Yeğen confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 will all be receiving their Android 7.0 Nougat updates in the third week of February, meaning that the upgrade could be released any day now. He also confirmed that the Galaxy S6 edge would be getting the update a week later, during the fourth week of the month.

Given that Android software upgrades are usually released in mainland Europe a bit earlier than they are in Turkey, the news bodes well for owners of the devices across the continent. It also means that the U.S. release of the Android 7.0 upgrade is on the way, of course, with the big caveat that only unlocked devices will receive the initial upgrade, with those tied to carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint subjected to the usual release delays for the various networks.

Yeğen also confirmed that the Galaxy A (2016) series will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in May, and the Galaxy J should get it in July.

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