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Android 7.1 Nougat Update for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5: What’s the Status?

Android 7.1 and Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5: Nougat Update Status on Samsung Devices

As Nougat gets an update to Android 7.1, users of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are interested to know when the update will be available on their devices.

The new OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, for Android smartphones rolled out their updates to Google devices ever since August of this year. In the recent Google Pixel and Pixel XL launch, the latest update of the OS into Android 7.1 debuted its beta version as well for their devices like the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C.

It is no surprise that it takes longer for non-Google smartphones to get their own updates. While other Android OEMs are working on necessary tests to deliver the OS update to compatible smartphones as soon as they can, when will non-Google devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5, get the Android 7.1 Nougat update?

Android 7.1: Samsung Update Status

Users of Samsung mobiles will have to be a little more patient as the Android 7.1 might take a longer time before reaching their phones. But as of now, the South Korean mobile empire opened the Galaxy Beta Program.

Unfortunately, the only Samsung phones compatible for the beta program is the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Other Samsung smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5, will not yet get the program.

As of the current status, the tentative date for the Android 7.0 Nougat update to roll out will be in early 2017 for Samsung devices that include Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.

Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge users will wait much longer as the update will more likely be available either around the middle or second half of 2017.

Meanwhile, users of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 might be disappointed to know that the Android 7.0, and of course Android 7.1, might not be available for their devices. To date, there is no news whether the said smartphones will be part of the devices that will be given the new OS.

However, there is a slight possibility for Galaxy Note 4 to get lucky. Yet on the other hand, Galaxy S5 might be stuck with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow following the device’s Snapdragon 801 SoC issues.

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