When Will Android Nougat Come to Samsung?

Last Edited: August 23, 2016 | Published: August 23, 2016 by

When Will Android Nougat Come to Samsung

Android 7.0, better known to the world as Android Nougat, is the latest and greatest version of Android that is expected to be released something in August or September. However, just because Google releases it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be coming to your device anytime soon. Samsung, as well all know, is probably the most popular Android device on the market today, and many Samsung owners are wondering how quickly they will be receiving the new update.

So when will it be coming to Android? The answer is, not any time soon, and you will find this same answer from many manufacturers out there. Samsung will have to take the released operating system and then customize it for its specific hardware and needs. This process can take a substantial amount of time. You also have to worry about many of the carriers rolling out updates to support the software as well.

Both these factors, when combined, spell out a bit of a wait for consumers who are anxiously awaiting the new update.  Still, that doesn’t mean the manufacturers aren’t already hard at work getting their systems ready for the new update.

Samsung is already doing its best to bring Nougat to their platforms as soon as they possibly can. Samsung Mobile Communications president Koh Dong-jin has already stated that the company will soon be beta testing Android Nougat for the Samsung Note 7. Because of this, the Note 7 is most likely to be the first device to receive the update and it could come as early as October, although no set time table has been released.

Even when it is ready for release, the rollout will likely be staggered even for Note 7 users. In October you can expect the release to be available for South Korean Note 7 users, but those in other countries and regions will have to wait a little longer to receive the update from Samsung. Some experts even believe it won’t reach the United States and other regions until sometime in early 2017.

The Note 7 isn’t the only device that needs the update, however. Samsung’s most recently released models – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – and other models such as the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ are also expected to get the update, although many believe the release will come to new phones before the update is released to phones already on the market.

Despite the fan fair of the upcoming release of Android 7, don’t expect to see it on your device unless you own a Google device anytime in the next couple of months. Manufacturers will take their time and make sure the release is solid for all their platforms before they release it into the wild. That means you can probably expect the update sometime in 2017, unless of course you want to flash your device yourself and just see what happens.

What do you think about this? Are you okay with waiting for an update or do you want the new release of Android now? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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