Newer Samsung Galaxy devices will soon run on Google’s latest mobile operating system. The South Korean tech giant is still in the process of modifying Android 7.0 Nougat for its flagship devices.
The seventh major version of Android officially launched on August 22, 2016. Samsung had to go through great lengths to sync the OS with the S Pen and Edge screen. The compatibility issues have apparently been fixed.
Neuro Gadget reported that Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for beta testing. Unfortunately for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users in North America, the beta version can only be access by folks in Korea and China.
On the bright side, beta testing is usually the last phase of testing. It is when the software builds are demonstrated to potential consumers to detect obscure errors that a smaller testing team might not notice.
According to Mobi Picker, Samsung is aiming for a Fall 2016 release of Android 7.0 Nougat on its latest flagship devices. The sugary update will arrive on the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
There’s still no word on whether or not Android 7.0 Nougat will release on other Samsung devices. Samsung has been silent on the matter thus far.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has just rolled out for select Samsung smartphones. It’s safe to say it will be a long time before those devices will get Android 7.0 Nougat.
One such handset is the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The large-screened tablet just got the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
The over-the-air content comes at a whopping 1 GB file size. Users can access the software patch manually by going to Settings / General tab / About device / Software update / Check for updates.
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