Android Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 family, Note 5 and others

Android Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 family, Note 5 and others
We already saw the official release of Android Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Naturally, users with 2015 flagships also kept their fingers crossed to see the new OS on their Galaxy S6/S6 edge and Note 5 devices, too.

In early December we saw a Nougat-powered Galaxy Note 5 make an appearance on the benchmarking service GFXBench, so we assumed that the device will get updated at some point. It appears that we were correct.

According to a press release by Samsung's newsroom, the following devices will get updated to Android Nougat “within the first half of this year”:


That's great news for a lot of Samsung users, and although it was expected, this is the first official confirmation we get that older flagships will get the taste of Nougat. However, when it comes to the tablets and the Galaxy A3 on the list, there are many different models. Samsung has released different A3 models for 2015, 2016, and 2017, yet it has failed to specify which of the three devices will get updated to Nougat.

If you're interested, you can see the whole press release through the source link below.

source: Samsung

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13 Comments

1. Gustavoar

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 13, 2016

Where is the A5???

2. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

First half of this year, so which months? The 1st half have 6 months from January till June

3. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Sony released Nougat for the Z5 family first.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sony have updated to Nougat three generations of flagships (including two year old tablet) already, as well as their latest upper mid-rangers. They will proceed with updating even the low mid-range XA family. This year they are far ahead of Samsung.

12. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sony is garbage anyway, so it does not matter even if they got 7.1.1.

5. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Seriously Samsung only 8 devices will get nougat from you? Yet phonearena isn't going to criticise you? Sony has updated what like 10 devices yet this site was reporting it in a negative way and why can't the Note 4 get nougat from Samsung? The 805 can run nougat the nexus 6 got it so why isn't the note 4 on the list? I now see why ppl stick to iPhones cause at least they get updates why they shell out big bucks the 2013 5 s is on ios 10.2 but a 2014 note 4 with a capable processor get no love that's not cool at all.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"I now see why ppl stick to iPhones cause at least they get updates" And did you not read about how many older iphones got screwed up because of the updates because they could not handle it.

10. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

older??? oh, do you mean the 4s? yeah, i really wanna see samsung push marshmallow update on a galaxy s2, dont really care if its laggy, just wanna see them even try to do it. Note 4 is more than capable of running nougat, so I dont see the problem here. Note 4 released the same year as iPhone 6 plus, and it got the iOS 10 update, it runs fine on it. Not saying without hiccups but hell a lot better than samsung just not caring. Next time, try to hide you fanboy-ism a little better. Even the sony xperia Z3 is getting nougat soon, which is running snapdragon 801, Samsung just dont really care here.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Wooow Galaxy S6 still holding strong.

7. Valdomero

Posts: 683; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

For the quantity of devices offered by Samsung, this is sure a small list... I'm sure not everybody will be aware of the software version their device is running or even be interested in updating the software (if applicable), those are the perfect customers for Samsung, they keep launching new models with their Touchwized-Android version and ever forget to update them at all. But there are some user that are aware of software updates and wants the latest of them, I'm one of those, that's why I went for my Nexus 5X, I think I will change it in 2018 for a new Pixel or a Nokia (If they don't blow it), who knows :).

8. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Will the new ui design and option of scaling down the resolution be included too?

11. Brian25x

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Since I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 edition without pen do I get the update the sm-t580 model

13. SeminoleNation

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 31, 2016

This is so sad. An Apple iPhone or a Google Pixel is the way to go. Nougat came out last August.... What s**tty service for such expensive phones. Regular timely updates should be such a basic thing for everyone smh

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