Google will be releasing the Android N soon, and manufacturers like Samsung are reportedly preparing for its release and update to flagships like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and more. Additionally, Google is no longer tolerating delays in the rollout of the updates, which may give hope to many that by the end of the year, things could change.
Samsung Galaxy Android N Update Release
Google recently unveiled more details about the upcoming Android N update, but for most Samsung users, it comes as dreaded news, given that not all intended devices are updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It usually takes a while for manufacturers to update the devices. For Samsung, it takes more time considering the slew of devices the company has under its belt. Nonetheless, several reports now claim that Samsung flagship devices could be updated to Android N by fourth quarter this year.
Samsung seems to be stepping up in terms of Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollouts, as reported by SamMobile. Sources may have confirmed that Samsung will be making the Android N update available to current top-of-the-line devices this fourth quarter. People may have to take the company’s word for the meantime as it is a similar estimate the company has given in the past. It is also a timeline which is often not followed.
Nonetheless, Yibada also reported that Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6 should have the Android N soon. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 should have the Android N by 2017. Users may have to stay tuned for further announcements.
Google Pressures Partners to Release Android Update On Time
Such timeframe may be followed, as Google reportedly started making steps towards ensuring that partners will not be tardy in releasing Android updates. According to Bloomberg, Google is attempting to fix the update delay and fragmentation in its Android ecosystem.
“It’s not an ideal situation,” said Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer at Google’s I/O developer conference last week. The official also admitted that the lack of updates can be considered as “the weakest link on security on Android.” He did confirm, however, that Google is starting to make progress when it comes to convincing phone makers and carriers to release security updates faster.