Android 7.0 Nougat Release Date: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 Getting Update Soon?
Samsung’s flagship twins from 2015 are reportedly next in line to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update. It’s still unknown how long that line actually is.Advertisement
Google’s latest mobile operating system has already rolled out for prior Nexus devices. It is expected to arrive on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets next, but Samsung has yet to confirm a release date.
Neurogadget speculated that Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy devices could still be in beta testing phase. Samsung hinted that the software content will first release on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 7, and the Galaxy Edge series.
S6 and Note 5 users shouldn’t lose hope. The last-gen Galaxy devices are still in the running to receive the update. Samsung is said to be aiming for a Fall 2016 release of the Android 7.0 Nougat update on its latest top-tier models. Mobi Picker noted that the update roll out for the S6 and Note 5 could come in early 2017.
In addition to the usual bug fixes, the Android 7.0 Nougat update brings new visuals and enhanced functionality. There’s a redesigned notifications shade and revamped Settings menu.
Multitaskers will be glad to know that Android 7.0 Nougat supports Quick app switching. Double tapping the app overview button will swap the two most recently used apps, as per Android Authority.
Another cool feature is split-screen mode. It can be enabled either in portrait or landscape view. Developers have the leeway to adjust the window sizes for their apps. This only applies to portrait mode. In landscape view, developers and users are stuck with a 50/50 split-screen.
Trusted Reviews commended Android 7.0 Nougat for its multitasking features, richer drop-down menu and support for Vulkan API. On the downside, Google’s latest mobile operating system feels a lot like Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s new multi-tasking features are relatively new concepts that still needs improvement.
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