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Last year, major smartphone vendors were quick enough to push the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for their respective flagships without having the users to wait for a long time. However, Samsung, the South Korean tech giant was quite lagging behind in the league in rolling out the software update.
Will it change this year? Is Samsung going to push the update early or the same tradition continues? Find out the answers to all your questions below.
Is the update confirmed yet in the first place?
Currently, Samsung isn't saying much about the Android 7.0 Nougat update. But, it has confirmed that it's already started working on it and will be pushed to its devices very soon.
When will the update roll out?
Speaking of which, it has been earlier reported that Samsung will roll out the update anytime in the 4th quarter which is in between October to December. Recent reports, however, indicate at an update scheduled in December. So, you may have to wait for a month's time.
Beta version will be rolled out first followed by the actual update
Okay, here's the good news. Samsung has confirmed that it'll release a beta version of the update before the actual software update rolls out. So, you may not have to wait for so long.
Which smartphones will receive the update?
The smartphones expected to receive the update include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The Galaxy A, Galaxy J, Galaxy C, and Galaxy On series smartphones are also rumoured to receive the update soon. But at this point of time, it is not clear when they'll receive it.
What should I expect from the update
Apart from the standard Android 7.0 Nougat features which include improved doze mode, support for Google's DayDream technology, redesigned notifications, quick reply feature among others the update will also bring improved stylus support for the Note series of smartphones.