Google has announced the release of the Android Nougat update, and OEMs are starting to provide details on when users can expect the software. According to reports, Samsung has remained silent about the rollout, although some expect the company to prioritize its Note series. Will Samsung be able to catch up with the slew of Android updates?
Samsung Android Nougat Status Update
Android updates have become a waiting game for many. OEMs and carriers are usually late once Google releases a new software version. However, given Google’s newfound interest to pressure partners to releasing timelier updates, people are expecting the rollouts to be better.
While Samsung has not revealed further details on the matter, T-Mobile took the reins and decided to reveal the Nougat-eligible Samsung devices.
According to the American carrier, some of the flagships up for the new Android version include Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note7 and the 2015 series — Note 5, Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, as reported by International Business Times.
Unfortunately, some devices running on Marshmallow like the Galaxy S5 and the Note 4 will not be eligible for the update. Samsung clarified previously that its obligation for updating its devices only spans 18 months.
Likewise, it is important to note that the Galaxy S5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series, which is incompatible with Vulkan API of Nougat. T-Mobile has not provided further details on what other Samsung devices could be up for the update aside from the flagships.
Android Nougat Details
As to what people can expect from the Android Nougat, Engadget claims the software is not a game changer, but it does come with great enhancements.
“Instead, what we got was a smattering of big (and overdue) features mixed with lower-level changes that make Android more elegant. That might not make for the most viscerally exciting update, but that doesn’t make Nougat any less valuable or useful,” the report said.