Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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Samsung smartphone users were disappointed by the pace at which the company rolled out last year's Android Marshmallow. The Korean electronics manufacturer seems to be working hard this time around to release Google's latest operating system Android 7.0 Nougat to its eligible devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Tab S2, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

The South Korean technology giant has rolled out the Galaxy Beta Programme to the Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge in select markets. The users of the devices in Europe have received the second beta test too. This has given the them the chance to have a test of Android 7.0 Nougat and fix the glitches, if any, before the public rollout.

[READ: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge get Android 7.0 Nougat beta build 2]

Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy Tab S2 is being developed, according to a report by SamMobile, a clear hint the devices will receive the new firmware update sooner than later. It came after some reports claimed that Samsung has started the OS for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Samsung has confirmed that it would end the beta test of Android 7.0 Nougat by mid December, which means the official rollout could begin by the end of the year or early next year. Going by the reports, it appears like the OS will be first released to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge before other devices.

Devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S7 Batman edition, Galaxy S7 Olympic edition, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Ironman edition and Galaxy S6 Active will get the new firmware update but it is not sure if other popular handsets from A, J and C series will also get it.

Android 7.0 Nougat will come with features such as Grace UX, multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, bundled notifications, and improved Java 8 language support.

[Source: SamMobile]

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