Samsung took longer than expected in releasing Android Marshmallow to its devices, frustrating its fans, but it appears like the company is planning to release Android 7.0 Nougat update to its flagship devices early. The just-launched Galaxy Note 7 is expected to receive the firmware update in a few months' time.
Koh Dong-jin, the President of Samsung Electronics' mobile communications division, has revealed that Android 7.0 Nougat update will come to the Galaxy Note 7 in two or three months, according to the Korea Times. He said that they are planning to take up enough beta testing of the firmware before its final update as they want to "build a stable and seamless platform for users."
It was earlier reported that Android 7.0 Nougat update would come to Samsung devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S6 before the end of this year.
Android 7.0 Nougat has several features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, seamless updates, screen zoom, clear all, data saver, improved file browser, instant apps, app switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis. Google hasn't revealed its release date but it is expected to happen by the end of this month.
It may be mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (518 ppi pixel density), powered by an Exynos 8890 processor, and comes packed with a 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card and a 4GB RAM. It also mounts a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, a 5MP front snapper with f/1.7 aperture and 22mm lens, and a 3,500mAh battery.