Nougat hits Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Apr 15, 2017, 01:39

The Nougat update in store for Galaxy Note 5 users is otherwise the same as the one that Galaxy S6 Edge+ owners are now getting, with neither phone seemingly getting any Verizon-specific under the hood tweaks.

The update is sized at 1GB so make sure you're tied to a WiFi network before you download the update.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: This big phone may not come with a pen, but at least it's coming with Nougat.

No puns intended. A large number of carrier locked Samsung smartphones have been getting the Android Nougat OS update.

Galaxy Note 5: It's Nougat time for the Note 5, which is the most recently supported device in the Note family (Samsung skipped over Note 6 to the Note7, which you all know by now went up in flames). As of this time, none of the devices in Samsung's huge catalog is running Android 7.1 just yet - this discovery could mean that the Korean phone maker is hard at work at testing a new build for the newest Nougat. Be on the lookout, as you could also soon have the latest build of Android. In fact, some of them felt like Samsung has insulted them by making them wait for the Nougat update despite the fact that the S7 is newer than the S6 and Note 5. The carrier has already updated the official pages for the two phones, confirming that the update is indeed rolling out. This update weighs in at 1.02 GB and also brings along the Android Security Patch for February 2017. Additionally, you can edit and markup PDFs.

If you're looking for a carrier to avoid as far as future updates are concerned, you might consider steering clear of AT&T. There are now much better battery optimisations tools.