It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint has started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
This means that the telecom company has beaten the other major U.S. carriers to the punch, namely AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
Galaxy Note 5 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat Flavor Thanks To Sprint
Back in January, Samsung announced that Android 7.0 Nougat will begin rolling out to the Galaxy Note 5 in the "first half of this year." The same was also said for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.
The update weighs 1.4 GB, and considering that it's a hefty one, it's recommended for users to charge up their devices and have a stable Wi-Fi connection before downloading it.
Once that's done, the software build number should read as "N920PVPU3DQC5." This should be more or less the same version that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge received recently, and it should come with the latest TouchWiz UI.
Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 5 is the first among the bunch listed above to get the latest Android version since it's essentially the company's current flagship phablet. However, it's worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 7 is still out in the wild, though it's only available in select markets excluding the United States.
Android 7.0 Nougat Features: Quick Panel, Multi Window, And More
To get a better idea of what's in store, the Android 7.0 Nougat update comes with a slew of new features designed to boost user productivity and optimize the smartphone.
Samsung highlighted improvements in Quick Panel, removing the icons' titles on the first pulled-down menu and better organization in the second depth, as well as adding Direct Reply support for notifications.
What's more, the new Multi Window allows users to have up to seven apps open simultaneously, and the Performance Mode gives access to four modes — Optimized mode for longer battery life, Game mode for serious mobile gaming with Game Launcher and Game Tools, Entertainment mode for a better viewing experience, and High Performance mode to push the phone to the limit.
That's not all either, as Android 7.0 Nougat has some hidden features too, including but not limited to quick app switching, power notifications, status bar customizations, and an Easter egg to boot.
No word yet on when AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will push the update to their Galaxy Note 5 subscribers, but seeing as Sprint has already begun rolling out the update, it shouldn't take too long for the others to follow suit.
To sum things up, the Galaxy Note 5 is finally starting to receive the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update, and needless to say, this spells good news to every owner out there, including non-Sprint users.
Have you downloaded the Android 7.0 Nougat already? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what you think of the new features.